A guide to Nordic Walk clothing & footwear
You don’t need specialist footwear and clothing for Nordic Walking. There is some great kit out there that will keep you comfortable and dry without breaking the bank. We recommend you dress for the weather. Layered clothing ( e.g. base-layer, mid-layer, soft-shell, outer waterproof shell) will allow you to adjust to the weather without restricting movement. Breathable fabrics are great and an outer waterproof shell is a must, unless you are a fine weather walker . Not forgetting, sun-shades, sunscreen, hats, gloves and buffs for your added comfort.
We also suggest your wear a bottle-belt so you can carry a water supply to keep you hydrated and comfortable while Nordic Walking. Layered clothing will allow you to adjust to the weather without restricting movement.
Breathable fabrics are great and an outer waterproof shell is a must, unless you are a fine weather walker.
We recommend a shoe rather than a boot for Nordic Walking to allow foot movement and to prevent the ankle from being restricted. A waterproof shoe/trainer would be better for keeping your feet dry and warm especially on days when the ground is damp with dew or waterlogged. Here is one of our tired and tested best shoe buys.
.Asics Men's Gel Trail Lahar 3 G-Tx Black/Onyx/Silver Trainer T1G1N 9099 8 UK
Asics Women's Gel Trail Lahar 3 G-Tx W Black/Onyx/Silver Trainer T1G6N 9099 6 UK
You may find other suitable footwear in your local outdoor shoe we recommend our Peterborough based Nordic Walking club try The Cotswold Store Peterborough. We have a special code for Active Edge Solutions Nordic Walk group members. All members using the code are required to provide proof of membership with the Active Edge Nordic Walking Group in store. All members are asked to request membership cards showing the discount code.
The code will entitle Nordic Walk members to 10% off all products in store excluding special offers and sale items.Cotswolds are happy to provide or host kit talks for all members in store or at a venue more suitable. Please let me know if you wish me to ask Cotswold to arrange a kit talk at one of our Nordic walks.
All our Nordic Walks come with a weatherproofing options as described above to designed to keep you happy, warm and comfortable while you Nordic Walk. You have have heard there is no such thing as a bad Nordic Walk, just a bad shoe and clothes day.