Brasher Trailmaster II GTX

Very roomy and this, coupled with the fairly stiff nubuck upper, makes them feel quite harsh out of the box, something that does ease with wear. This volume will be useful for those with a higher instep but could be deceptive when trying them on, so it’s definitely worth ensuring you have a stable fit before buying. Out on the hill they perform well, especially on softer ground, where the deep tread really sheds mud and grips well. The Gore-Tex lining kept them dry and warm throughout.

 

Sizes: UK 6.5-14.5
Upper: Full-grain nubuck
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Brasher REVAlution
Weight per pair: 1,560g
Contact: 0191 516 5780; www.brasher.co.uk

First published in Country Walking, October 2009