A surprisingly narrow and unforgiving fit that will only suit women with narrow feet. They’re lightweight, though, with a soft, medium-high ankle cuff. The Gore-Tex lining will keep your feet dry, and the suede and mesh uppers are very breathable. But the very lightweight sole and narrow heel don’t provide much shock absorption, which doesn’t inspire confidence on rough terrain, and will leave your feet feeling tired after long walks. On a positive note, the midsole is reassuringly stiff, and the Vibram outsole grips well.
Sizes: UK 3-8 including half-sizes; EU 35-42
Upper: Suede/Air 8000
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Vibram Erica Everest
Weight per pair: 960g
Men’s version: No
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