Taking the first step: Millets’ guide to walking

Our friends at Millets, the outdoor experts, have given us the lowdown on what you need to take your own steps outdoors.

A woman wearing Millets boots walks along a wet path.

The positive impact that walking outdoors can have on both your physical and mental health is well documented - and with such great areas to explore in the UK, you don’t have to go far to connect with nature.

Footwear

Whether you’re taking on an easy-to-moderate trail (or something more advanced), choosing the right walking footwear means you’ll stay comfortable and supported. We recommend popping into your local Millets store to get expert advice and free fitting on a wide range of walking shoes and hiking boots.

Walking socks

Good walking socks are a sure-fire way to feel comfortable every step of the way! From thick winter socks to highly breathable summer styles, there’s a sock designed to suit your adventure.

Walking poles

If you’re planning a walk that’ll last a few hours (or even a few days), walking poles could be a great addition to your kit list. As you walk over uneven terrain or hike hilly routes, these poles will help to ease the pressure on your joints and support your steps.


To inspire you to get walking this summer, Millets is proud to support the British Lung Foundation’s Take Steps campaign. For people with a lung condition, walking isn’t easy. By Taking Steps this summer, you’ll be showing your support for those who find every breath a struggle. You can organise your own walk, or join the BLF’s 10k walk at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey.