Footwear

Say goodbye to sore feet! On Outdoorsupply, we offer a large assortment of women's shoes that are suitable for every adventure. Our selection encompasses a wide array of shoes, from walking boots to sandals, from wellies to flip-flops, including great brands such as Sorel, Salomon, and Hunter wellies. When choosing walking boots or shoes, it is important to determine which category of boot you will require. These categories are defined by letters: A, A/B, B, B/C, and C. Take a look at our women's shoes on the page below and further shoe category information at the bottom of the page, and if you have any questions please contact our customer service.

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Footwear UK: What are walking shoe categories?


Category A & A/B

The only difference between the categories A and A/B is the height of the shaft. Category A walking boots have a low shaft whereas category A/B feature a half-shaft. Category A and A/B are light and flexible walking boots that are designed for flat or hilly terrain. This can include trails in the mountains when only a daypack is worn.


Category B and B/C

Hiking boots in this category are stiffer and stronger than Category A and A/B boots. They are made for mountainous terrain where you wear a heavy backpack and hike challenging trails.


Category C

This category of hiking boots are suitable for heavy trecking in the mountains, for example, a multi-day alpine hike in the Alps. The shoes have a stiff sole that is suitable for flexible crampons. The shoes are also suitable for rock climbing. Using these shoes for a flat walk is not recommended, as the stiff sole makes normal foot motion almost impossible on flat ground.