Felt so comfortable from the box. Quite a wide fit, but careful lacing helped make them really stable on descents. Lovely and light on, encouraging a fast stride, yet they are stiff enough in the midsole to cope with some pretty steep and rough ground. The Dry-Line waterproof lining felt a little sweaty, though.
Sizes: 6-12 (UK, including half-sizes)
Upper: 2.6mm nubuck
Waterproof/breathable lining: Boreal Dry-Line
Sole: Vibram Wolf
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0114 2096220, www.e-boreal.com
Verdict: A light and modern-looking waterproof leather boot that is tough enough to cope with some rocky going, yet isn’t too clumsy. If they fit, don’t hesitate.