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As we gain greater understanding of the positive effect exercise and fresh air can have on our mental well- being, it seems more and more young adults are embracing the great outdoors and donning walking boots for a country walk. A recent survey by outdoor footwear brand Merrell found that around 40 per cent more millennials walked for leisure this year than previously, with many stating it helps them relax, as well as get fit. The trend has been boosted by celebrities such as Swifty and Gigi Hadid sharing snaps of their rambles on social media, and looks set to continue into the new year. So perhaps it’s time to invest in a pair of reliable walking boots — such as the Moab FST 2 GORE- TEX range from Merrell. Available in regular shoe and mid- top styles, they’re a good entry- level option with reduced weight and athletic design features to suit trail exploration. Of course, they’re waterproof so you can go splishsplashing in puddles to your heart’s content. Shoe: £ 120; midtop: £ 135.