These are available in five width fittings in every size (both full and half), so you’re bound to find a pair that fits. They are really worth a look if you’ve got very narrow or wide feet. The ladies model is slightly more flexible underfoot than the men’s version, although they’re still stiff enough to cope with some fairly rugged terrain. They’re quite traditional-looking boots, with full-grain leather uppers, a soft, supportive ankle cuff which is cut low at the back, and a chunky sole. Their fairly stiff midsole means they’ll cope well with rugged terrain and long days in the hills, with great shock absorption and a sole that grips well on all surfaces.
Upper: 2.4mm full-grain anfibio leather
Sole: Vibram/ PU rubber dual-density
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01748 850615; www.altberg.co.uk
*Review from Country Walking magazine, October 2011