A very comfortable shoe, with a good amount of lateral stiffness that copes well with uneven terrain. They’re more flexible across the toe than the some, though, so you won’t experience a lovely rolling action, making them less suitable for long walks on rough ground, even though the Brasher sole grips very well on rock. There’s plenty of mesh in the uppers for breathability, and a Gore-Tex lining to keep your feet dry. Rubber bumpers at the toe and heel will keep them looking good for a long time, and will also protect your feet from knocks.
Materials: Suede and Gore-Tex lining
Sole: Brasher 3-part all-terrain
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 5165780; www.brasher.co.uk
• Review from Country Walking magazine, June ’11