Berghaus Womens Explorer
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Probably the UK's best selling walking boot for light hiking, path or trail walking, Explorer 4 Gore-Tex offers high performance with a soft, flexible and comfortable fit. High quality lightweight suede upper Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable membrane helps keep your feet dry. Shock absorbing PU insole.
Flexible midsole for comfort. Padded tongue and collar. Durable rubber sole offers good grip. Weight: 1150g per pair.
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Reviewed by Somebody (Somewhere) on 2005-10-17:
General comments: It's not often that you find a pair of boots that are comfortable the moment you take them from the box, but that's what you can expect with Explorer 4. The suede and fabric upper has a Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable lining and the PU midsole is excellent for shock absorption, making them excellent for 2 season light trekking and trail walking.
Reviewed by L Oldershaw (Falkirk) on 2006-01-11:
General comments: Great comfortable pair of boots, secure around the ankle for support, great on easy treks and long summer mountain walks. I've used and abused these Explorers on grassy hills and steep rocky terrain and they've coped with both. A pleasure to wear, and would buy again
Pros: Comfortable almost like slippers! Very light on your feet.
Cons: I've worn mine out....
Reviewed by gillian (glasgow) on 2006-03-26:
General comments: i got these after my last pair of leather berghaus boots were worn out, and on hte first outing i got blister's. never in my life have i had blister's from any pair of boots and that is including army issue, don't get me worng they are one of the comfest boots to wear and fit the ankle quite nicely, are light on the foot and are generally a tidy boot to wear.
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Don Thompson responded : You say the boots were comfy and a good fit yet you got blisters.
Whereabouts on the foot were the blisters, heel?, forefoot?, toes? (2006-04-06)
Reviewed by Nick (Glenshiel) on 2006-05-08:
General comments: My partner had a pair of these and was very pleased with them - I bought a pair of the men's version and felt the same.
However, they have been 'upgraded' to the Women's Explorer IV GTX!
These are a different story!
Sloppy around the heel, they are just NOT the same boot.
They do not feel as supportive as the previous version.
Reviewed by Claire (S. Wales) on 2007-02-06:
General comments: My feet are an odd shape. My heels are a lot narrower than most people, and the front of my feet a lot wider in comparison. So, finding footwear that fits comfortably is always difficult. Having worked in outdoor shops (Kudos in Cardiff, Millets in Buxton) and fitted many pairs of Explorers to other people, they were my first choice of boot as soon as I could justify buying a new pair (I really wasn't going to wait for my old ones to wear out!)
I have had my Explorer 3's since Oct 2005, and never experienced a problem with them. Studying BA outdoor Activities Management at uni in Buxton means I get out on the hill at least once a week, and in the cold wet weather often wear my boots around town, as well as wearing them to work- these boots have had more than excessive wear, and are still going strong.
It's worth trying on more than one pair in your size, as often the footbed sits slightly differently in one boot to the next- I tried on 3 pairs before I found the most comfortable fit.
The Explorer 3s were good. and trying on the Explorer 4s a couple of times I found them to be even better- the rubber reinforcement around the heel area adds to the ankle support without going further up the ankle to restrict movement. As for the Explorer 5s, they appear to have taken a step back and have no reinforcement around the heel, more closely resembling the earlier models.
Pros: No blisters. Ever. I wear these boots on the hill, in the town, with walking socks, long stripy socks, toe socks, no socks- I have never found them to rub at all.
My boyfriend has the original Explorer boots (he's had them at least 6 years now) and they are just starting to need re-waterproofing. This shows how much of a long-lasting, sturdy boot these are.
Cons: The only slight niggle I have about them is the webbing-type parts on the outer- these have started to fray (probably from catching on thorns and nettles) and the laces have frayed a lot too (I could just be les stingy and replace them after all this time...)