Quite a roomy boot, which made it easy to walk in from the word go. However, hard to get a really stable fit without cranking the laces up too tight. One of the softer boots tested, so better suited to medium going rather than rough and rocky terrain. The Vibram sole gripped well on both rock and softer ground and the eVENT lining worked perfectly throughout.
Colour: Dark chocolate
Sizes: 7-12 (UK including half- sizes); 41-46 (Euro’)
Upper: Full-grain leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: eVENT
Women’s version: No
Contact: 01702 541 771, www.hi-tec.com
Verdict: Cool, light, excel on rocky ground and firmer paths and will keep dew and rain out, too. Contemporary good looks make them ideal for travel and casual use.