Brasher Supalite XCR

These fabric boots from Brasher are quite an odd fit – roomy yet short. As a result, your  toes may bang badly on descents. They are extremely well-padded though, and the suede uppers feel lovely and soft. A medium to stiff midsole mean they perform reasonably well on rough ground, although the soft and well-padded uppers don’t offer quite as much support as they could. They’re nice and light though.

Verdict: The Supalite is a really light boot with a good stiff midsole, but it’s let down slightly by a lack of real support in the upper. Best suited to high volume feet.

Colours: Black/carbon or soot/earth

Sizes: 7-12 (UK, including half sizes), 41-47 (Euro’)

Upper: Suede/mesh

Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex XCR

Sole: Brasher Stabylite

Weight: 1,130g

Women’s version: Yes

Contact: 0191 516 5780; www.brasher.co.uk