At over a kilogram, the Arrows are heavy but offer plenty of underfoot support courtesy of a reasonably stiff midsole. The mainly nubuck upper looks good and feels good and although the fit is quite wide, an excellent lacing system that drops almost to the toe makes it possible to get a really secure fit. They have plenty of padding and that, combined with the broad fit, does make them instantly comfortable, but they are a bit lacking in toe and heel protection that's telling on rougher ground. A Gore-Tex liner combines with the nubuck and mesh upper to provide perfect waterproofing and the Vibram Ultra Grip outsole really did offer decent traction on most surfaces.
Upper: Nubuck, Air-Mesh
Sole: Vibram Ultra Grip
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Women’s version: Yes
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