Contour Trail

A lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1516g (pair, size 11). Hydroban waterproof lining and excellent heel support for rocky ground; very aggressive lug pattern; good sole stiffness for rocky ground. However, there’s no underfoot cushioning; poor flex for general walking; upper not as durable as full leather; soft toe box not ideal for rocky ground.

 

 

Verdict: Buy it if you want a low-priced boot for hill and valley walking on most terrain and really cannot extend your budget.

First published in Trail magazine, April 2008