These boots were made for walking

The weather was glorious at the weekend, perhaps a little too warm for what I chose to wear on my feet… but new boots demanded ‘walking in’ and I was too KEEN to resist!

KEEN boots for winter from Natureshop

As much as I love fashion boots, I’m just not a city slicker these days. Better to face the facts and be prepared! I spend a good portion of every day walking the hills of Wellington. A toddler, that is easy to get off for a nap on the move, school pick ups, and active children (that have endless energy to burn!) require sturdy footwear.

My regular walking terrain varies from beach and bush to turf and tarmac. I have to be prepared for everything. Add some steep Wellington inclines, into the mix, and heels just don’t dig it. So these beauties, which I ordered from Natureshop UK, keep me in step beautifully. I use Natureshop UK quite often for gifts to family in the UK (saves a fortune on postage and so much easier doing it all on-line!).

Here in New Zealand, Natureshop stock an awesome range of products, including my favourite Icebreaker clothing. It always feels good to buy products made in New Zealand and the ease of on-line shopping with an environmentally¬†friendly company has the added ‘feel good’ factor. In practice this means Natureshop is¬†carboNZero certified and purchase carbon credits to offset their carbon footprint. These credits go towards planting new forests. Natureshop¬†uses 100% biodegradable packaging and works hard to minimise energy usage and waste. I also like that Natureshop do free shipping, returns and gift-wrapping!

Well, my new boots felt amazing on their christening walk! They soon felt like a glove, fitting firmly in place around my foot and ankle, with no sensitive spots (as sometimes happens with new boots!). I kept up well with my five-year old on her pedal bike and pushing Alice in the buggy. We covered 5km on Saturday morning!

Walk on Wellington's South Coast

I shall look forward to walking in the bush and keeping a firm footing over slippery terrain.

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This is a sponsored post. All words are my own.