TAKE A HIKE

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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.

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