Aku Lhasa

These fabric boots from Aku are lovely and snug, with plenty of padding, especially on the ankle cuff and beneath the laces. The fit is about spot-on, meaning you can put the miles in straight away. A little on the soft side for all-round walking, and better suited to well-surfaced paths or softer ground, such as grass or mud. They do feel wonderfully light though.

Verdict: A lovely light boot that’s comfortable and waterproof and ideal for lower-level walking on good trails. A pleasure to walk in as long as you don’t push them too hard.

Colours: Anthracite, sand, grey or navy

Sizes: Unisex 3-13 (UK, including half sizes), 35-48 (Euro’)

Upper: Suede/Scamosciato Air 8000

Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex

Sole: Vibram Lothse

Weight: 1,360g

Women’s version: Available from September 07

Contact: 01250 873863; www.ardblairsports.com