Mark Todd Country Boot MkII
- Keep feet super-warm
- Breathable and waterproof
- True to size and comfortable
- Supportive for all-day wear
- Good grip in the mud
- I really couldn’t fault these boots!
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Mark Todd country boots MKII
If there was a checklist of what makes the perfect country boot, these Mark Todd MKII boots would tick every box. They’re warm, waterproof, breathable, comfortable, supportive, have great grip and are stylish. They are now my go-to daily walking boots, and I can’t quite remember how I managed before I had them.
Made from full-grain and nubuck leather, these boots are soft to the touch, and on putting them on for the first time, they immediately felt comfortable and required no breaking in. The footbed is supportive, so these were great for all-day wear, and the chunky sole provided suitable grip. I find my heel gets rubbed quite easily when wearing new boots, but with these I had no problem at all.
I first wore these boots for a walk on a cold January morning, with the temperature around -4°C – my feet stayed toasty warm the whole time (noticeably warmer than in my trusty wellies). They had no trouble with icy puddles; it was reassuring to know that the boots are fully waterproof, rather than only to a certain depth, as is the case with some other country boots.
The boots are true to size – I took my normal size and had no problems, the fit was very comfy and with room for thicker socks. The boots come in two leg widths – I’m a size 12 and the standard calf was perfect. However, they also have laces and a stretch panel at the top, so there is the possibility to pull them in or for some extra stretch if needed. At 5ft 10in, I was also pleased with the length of the boot, as I often find they come up short on me.
These Mark Todd country boots give great support through the foot and ankle – while some country boots can be wider through the ankle and leg, such as the Derby House long country boots that I have also reviewed, I felt more comfortable in these when out and about walking or while traipsing through rutted fields.
Having now worn these boots nearly daily for several months, I am really impressed with how they have held up. They haven’t dropped through the leg – a pet peeve of mine! – and they have stayed comfy and waterproof. On wearing them for some long walks in the warmer spring weather I have found my feet have got a little too hot, so I would say they are better as an autumn/winter boot.
At £154.99, I thought these boots were very reasonably priced, especially as they are so versatile whether you’re at the yard, popping to the shops or going on a long walk.
H&H Approved – A really great all-round country boot that ticks all the boxes.
Who tested these boots?
Victoria Rea is Horse & Hound’s chief sub editor. She lives a real country lifestyle, riding regularly and walking her German Shorthaired Pointer, Maple.
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