Best Footwear 2022 winner
Find out what has been judged the best footwear for 2022
Words by Camping magazine Editor, Iain Duff
Introduction to the Best Footwear 2022 camping award
About our 2022 Camping Gear Awards
Our awards are about helping you decide how to spend your hard-earned money and this year we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the UK's most prestigious family camping awards.
Unlike some awards, manufacturers don't pay to have their products included, we consider them purely on their merit.
In our annual gear awards, we recognise the new accessories that have made the biggest impression on us over the last 12 months and the products we think will make a big improvement to your camping life this year.
Trying to pick the winners in our annual accessory awards is a genuinely hard task. But some products do stand out from the rest. From classic camping cookers to cots for camping canines, this is the 2022 gear that has impressed us most.
2022 winner - Best Footwear
Hanwag Banks SF Extra boots
(Photo courtesy of Hanwag)
The SF Extra in the name of these hiking boots stands for Straight Fit Extra – Hanwag uses a special last to create more room at the front of the foot and around the big toe. The foam wedge in the sole provides shock-absorbency and adds even more to the comfort levels.
We put them through their paces in all sorts of terrain – from iron-flat footpaths in Lincolnshire, to tricky hills in Scotland and the Lakes, and even snowy tracks in Iceland.
The verdict is that they were one of the most comfortable pairs of boots we’ve tried, straight out of the box.
- Price: £215
Here the commended runners-up in the best footwear category in the Camping Gear Awards 2022.
Nordisk Mos Down Shoes
(Photo courtesy of Nordisk)
Part shoe, part slipper, these are the ultimate footwear for around the tent – packable, warm and extremely soft, the down filling will keep your feet warm without causing any damage or mess to the tent floor. Sleeping bags for the feet.
- Price: £28
Craghoppers Locke Packaway Shoes
(Photo courtesy of Craghoppers)
These lightweight, very packable shoes are designed for travel but we found that the quick-drying mesh upper makes them excellent for water-based activities such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.
- Price: £75
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