Your favourite pair of walking boots is like an old friend. You’ve worn them in, they’ve accompanied you on countless adventures, and you’ve been to some amazing places together. Unfortunately, unlike an old friend, your walking boots will need to be replaced once they’ve reached a certain age.
There’s no hard-and-fast rule about when it’s a good time to retire your boots, or how long they should last. 500 miles walked on concrete will wear soles down more quickly than 500 miles out on the hills, and anything from the way you walk to how well they’re looked after can affect their longevity, with different materials and soles wearing at different rates too.