Product Type: Caterpillar Hunter Original
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CAT Moody Hiker Boots
Member Name: newby2
CAT Moody Hiker Boots
Advantages: good all rounder
==CAT Moody Hiker Boots==
I have always loved the CAT boots since my early East Seventeen loving days and have always wanted to own a pair myself without looking too butch. I saw these CAT Moody Boots about a year ago now in one of my catalogues for a little over the £50 price range and seeing how I was in the market for a new pair of walking boots I just couldn't resist.
£50 is not a bad price for a named pair of boots such as this. I had been wearing some Karramor snow boots which were fur lined and a little bit too warm when walking on a muggy day but they did give good support and good protection from the elements. These boots come in a choice of two different shades and I opted for the darker ones which are a brown colour as opposed to the proper desert sand colour which I did think would be a nightmare in the mud.
The boots I received were exactly as I had hoped and really stylish as well as practical in my opinion. They seem really heavy duty and as they are sold as work boots it is not surprising they are quite industrial in design. Even now a year on they are still looking in very good nick and I have work them out walking loads. I am glad I opted for the darker shade as I am sure the amount of mud I have trawled through would have now stained the sand coloured ones.
These boots had a very firm toe area which means they keep their shape well and even though I thought the suede type material of the boot would be hard to keep clean, I was wrong and with a damp cloth they do seem to scrub up really well. The laces are strong too and can be pulled really tight without fear of snapping like some other cheap laces I have had before. The height of the boot is just right giving a strong and sturdy support to the ankle so walking on uneven country grounds is easily done in these boots.
There is a slight heel to the sole of these CAT boots which make them look a little bit feminine even thought they are what I would call classic bloke boots. Compared to buying a man's version of these same boots, the women's version seems to be a little more slimline and slightly less chunky which again is a plus in my mind.
The boots seem to go well with a lot of type of trousers and I sometimes wear them with my skinny jeans and hiker socks (especially on a wet and muddy walk) or with boot flare jeans when we are not sure what sort of walk we are going on but hopefully not a too muddy one.
I found the boots really comfortable to wear from the get go and I have never had any blisters at all as the boots have a fantastic lining and comfy area around the ankle. The grips on the sole are big and the rubbery material makes them ideal for slippery surfaces and there is a good grip when walking.
All in all I can't really fault these CAT boots at all. They are lasting really well and I am sure I have plenty more wear left in them to come. They are perfect for walking a lot as they are super comfortable and I personally think they look really good too. The price is good for the quality you get and I think they are deserving of a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and I would certainly recommend them to anyone and everyone after a good pair of walking boots.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: a great boot