These fabric boots from Berghaus were huge for a size eight, making it very difficult to get a stable fit, even with the excellent lacing system. However, it is well-padded with a very high ankle cuff. Very stiff, and excellent on rough and rocky ground, where the high ankle cuff comes into play. But it is heavy and also feels quite clumsy, probably due to the large sizing.
Verdict: A traditional-style fabric boot that’s best suited to higher and rougher ground, where the stiff midsole, high ankle cuffs and rugged build quality come into their own.
Colours: Midnight or black/charcoal
Sizes: 5 1/2-12 (UK), 39-47 (Euro’)
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex Sierra
Sole: Vibram Trailblade with TPU Torsion Plate
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 516 5700; www.berghaus.com