Contour Track

A clumsy looking shoe, but it’s well padded and reasonably broad, so feels very comfortable from the box. The speed-lace eyelet makes them easy to get on and off. Feels like a short boot rather than a beefed-up trainer and is reassuringly supportive on the hills. The deep tread is superb on soft ground but it loses out on weight and breathability.Tough, chunky and a little heavier and clumsier than many of its competitors, but is well-suited to typical British countryside. Excellent value for money.

Colour: Charcoal

Sizes: 7-12 (UK), 41-47 (Euro’)

Upper: Suede/fabric

Waterproof lining: Hydro-Ban

Sole: Contour by Skywalk

Weight: 1,100g

Women’s version: Yes

Contact: 0191 296 0212, www.contourboots.co.uk