Berghaus Explorer Ridge

A lovely comfortable boot with a well-padded tongue and ankle cuff. Should fit the vast majority of feet, and the lacing, which has a useful locking hook, has enough versatility to fine-tune things where needed. The midsole has little in the way of support so is definitely better suited to easier going on good paths. A Gore-Tex lining keeps water out, and Berghaus’ own Asylum outsole provides great grip on softer ground, yet doesn’t feel too wobbly on firmer surfaces.

 
Sizes: Euro 39-47
Upper: Full-grain leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Berghaus Asylum 
Weight per pair: 1,180g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 516 5700; www.berghaus.com

 

First published in Country Walking, October 2009