Blacks Kilimanjaro

A bit harsh at first, mainly due to the bulky leather collar around the ankle cuff, but it did break-in eventually. The tongue was awkward to get right, making it hard to lace them tight comfortably.
With virtually no support in the midsole or upper and a very low ankle cuff, they only felt secure on the smoothest paths or softest grass. The Sympatex lining kept feet dry, though.
 
VITAL STATS
Colour: Brown
Sizes: 7-12 (UK)
Upper: Leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Sympatex
Sole: Vibram
Weight: 1,440g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0800 665410, www.blacks.co.uk
Verdict: A classically-styled boot fine for easy low-level paths, but offering limited protection and support higher up the mountain. A good price, however.