Contour Trail 2011

The Contour Trail weighs 308g (pair, size 11); synthetic fabric and suede upper; Hydroban waterproof lining; good outsole lug pattern for grip in mud; well-cushioned sole unit for use on hard surfaces. But the sole is very bendy and the upper is relatively soft and flexible, which restricts best performance to valley paths rather than more rugged terrain.

The Contour Trail’s soft sole flex makes this better suited to moors and valleys than hills and mountains.

First published in Trail magazine May 2011