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Brasher Kanaga Peak 2010

£155.00

With a swing of my leg, the edge of my boot slashed a step in the snow that was wide enough to support my weight. Another swing and another step followed. Onward and upward, step by step, I climbed into the chilly Lakeland fells. I was wearing the Brasher Kanaga GTX, a new winter boot from a brand best known ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX 2009

£220.00

The La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX 4 is a boot with an upper made of mixed materials that helps to keep the weight down. The tongue is well-padded to improve the comfort of the laces too, and so when this is on the foot it feels light and comfortable. There is a waterproof lining to maintain dry feet, and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Kayland Apex Rock 2009

£200.00

Some winter boots are better for climbing, and others are better for walking. Kayland’s Apex Rock, as the name suggests, is very much a climbing-orientated design. It has a close, narrow fit, which benefits from lacing that extends right down to the toes. The result is a really dexterous feel that means you can confidently place the toe exactly where ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Mammut Monolith GTX 2009

£190.00

The Monolith GTX is a new 4-season boot from Mammut, owners of the brand formerly known as Raichle. It is very lightweight with synthetic materials on the upper and a particularly modern design. The benefits of the design include the reduced weight and the performance for the price. This boot slips onto the feet and feels close-fitting and dexterous immediately, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Kayland Apex Trek 2009

£190.00

The Kayland Apex Trek 3-4 season boot is very lightweight for its class and yet it benefits from a great package of features and is no slouch in terms of performance either. The upper is made from a combination of fabric and leather with an eVent waterproof lining. The rubber rand extends around the front of the boot for improved ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Scarpa New SL 2009

£185.00

The Scarpa SL has defined the 3-4 season boot category for many years. It is a classic design that is ideal for British conditions with a one-piece leather upper that is virtually free of stitching to fail, and its 2.8mm thickness means it is very water-resistant. Treat this material regularly with proofing products and it will last a lifetime and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Mammut Mount Trail XT 2009

£160.00

The Mammut (formerly Raichle) Mount Trail XT has been a frequent favourite of Trail’s when provided by the manufacturer as a 3-season boot, and it was ‘Best in Test’ in May 2009. However it has now been submitted by the manufacturer for inclusion in the 3-4 season category. The boot features a solidly built leather upper that is not one ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 3.5
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Asolo Powermatic 200 GTX

£150.00

Asolo’s Micro Pully lacing system does an excellent job of keeping feet secure and comfortable and offset locking eyelets really clamp the boot to your foot. These have a high, supportive ankle cuff and a reassuringly stiff, triple-density midsole which provides graduated cushioning and excellent shock absorption. A Gore-Tex lining and high ankle cuff do an excellent job of keeping ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Scarpa Trek GTX

£150.00

Definitely worth a look if your feet are narrow. A women’s specific last and a good lacing system makes it easy to get a good fit across the foot, although there’s no offset locking eyelet. They have gorgeous nubuck leather uppers which stayed looking good throughout the test. Not as much underfoot cushioning as some, and less midsole support which ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Meindl Burma Lady Pro MFS

£175.00

Plenty of padding makes these boots feel initially secure and comfortable, and because they incorporate Meindl’s Memory Foam System, should give you a better fit the more you wear them. Although fairly narrow, a good lacing system means you can get a decent fit. The ankle cuffs are high but soft, making them versatile enough for both high and mid-level ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Hanwag Tatra Lady GTX

£165.00

A great-looking boot in a very distinctive colour. Lots of padding means they’ll be comfortable from the box, and the lacing system makes it easy to get a really secure fit. They’re definitely worth trying if you’ve got narrow feet. The ankle cuff is high and very supportive and the stiff midsole provides excellent protection and shock absorption on tough ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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GriSport Edge

£90.00

This is a unisex boot so some women may find it hard to get a good fit, especially as the lacing system on its own isn’t good enough to provide proper support. Also the sizing is on the large side. They’ve got a lovely high, supportive ankle cuff which inspires confidence on rough terrain, and helps keep water out. The ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Blacks Kilimanjaro

£65.00

A lightweight boot with soft leather uppers that won’t hold your feet as securely as some, but worth a look if you’ve got wide feet. Some walkers will like the lower ankle cuff – the upside being your feet shouldn’t get too hot, the downside being it can let in water. The Sympatex lining will help keep your feet dry ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Peter Storm Skiddaw II

£60.00

A roomy but very comfortable boot with traditional good looks and it will do a fine job if you do most of your walking at lower levels or on good paths. Higher up the mountain it is challenged by a lack of midsole stiffness that means your foot will feel every uneven step or sharp rock. It’s a light boot, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Asolo Atlantis GTX

£130.00

The Atlantis is a very sturdy boot, with Asolo’s new Active Heel Support which cradles the heel and offers really good shock absorption. The toe box is a little on the narrow side, but an excellent lacing system should allow for a comfortable fit for all but the widest feet. The well-placed locking eyelet also helps by keeping feet firmly ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
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The North Face Dhaulagiri GTX

£115.00

Plenty of padding on the ankle cuff and tongue, and soft mesh uppers, make the Dhaulagiris exceptionally comfortable, straight from the box. The ankle cuff is very high to give maximum support, and also helps keep out grit and water splashes. A good lacing system and well-placed locking eyelet will keep feet comfortably in place all day and there’s extra ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Hanwag Banks Lady GTX

£125.00

Plenty of padding makes the Banks feel as comfortable as slippers. Be warned, though – lots of padding and a Gore-Tex lining will result in very sweaty feet in warmer weather. The suede uppers are really soft and the fit is especially suitable for women with wide feet, since the laces don’t allow much room for adjustment. The midsole is ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Zamberlan Rise GT MNS

£135.00

A heavy boot, but it doesn’t actually feel heavy on, due to an excellent fit, with a narrow heel that almost grips the foot and a sweet rolling action that seems to propel the foot forward. It’s reasonably well-padded and the lacing’s excellent, making it easy to get a really stable fit. The thick split-leather/Cordura upper offers support and bags ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Scarpa ZG65 XCR

£110.00

The ZG65 is slightly narrow, but the uppers are soft and pliable so it’ll accommodate most feet given a few wears. It’s well-padded, and feels very light, but a locking eyelet at the top of the foot would make it easier to get a really stable fit. The midsole is a compromise – stiff enough to take a bit of ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 3.5
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Salomon Quest 4D GTX

£130.00

A well-padded boot that feels great from the box. It’s quite a chunky boot, with a very high ankle cuff, but it’s not too heavy, and the lacing is excellent, making it really easy to get a stable fit. It struggled a little for grip in softer conditions, but it did well on rock. It has an excellent toe box ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mammut Scout GTX

£100.00

Quite a broad boot and less padding than most tested so doesn’t feel quite as luxurious as some when first pulled on. It doesn’t take long to soften, though, and it soon moulds around the foot, providing the fit’s right. It’s quite low at the ankle and it is lacking in a decent locking eyelet, making it harder to eliminate ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Hi-Tec Lite Fast Hike II MID WP

£60.00

A bit of a hybrid between a multi-activity shoe and a full-on walking boot, but much closer to the boot end of the spectrum than it is the shoe, with a semi-stiff midsole and some good protection for the toe. The fit’s quite roomy, and with only two speed-lacing eyelets each side of the cuff, it’s not so easy to ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Brasher Towa GTX

£110.00

The Towa is wide and roomy at the toe but quite narrow at the heel so it needs quite careful lacing to avoid toe-bang on descents. The tongue and ankle cuff are well padded and they feel great when you first pull them on. It’s a chunky, rugged boot, with excellent heel and toe protection and a quite rigid midsole ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Karrimor KSB Peak II Event

£80.00

Broad at the toe, yet narrow at the heel, the KSBs have a fairly distinctive fit. They’re reasonably well padded, feeling good from the word go, yet not too hot in milder conditions. The boots have a moderately stiff midsole, well-suited to all-round walking, and they’re reasonably light, so won’t feel clumsy on easier paths. An eVENT membrane provides the ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Regatta Rockfold Mid X-LT

£60.00

The Rockfold is really a high shoe rather than a full-on boot and very much aimed at the more casual walker, with minimal midsole support and a shallow tread pattern that will only really perform on good surfaces. In its favour, it’s superbly comfortable, thanks to a broad, boxy fit and a substantial amount of padding, and the waterproof lining ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0

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