These three-season leather boots from Hi-Tec have a combination of a wide fit, plenty of padding and a very soft upper, making them a lovely boot to pull on and go walking in. However, they could do with a little more toe and heel protection, especially on rockier ground. A well-featured boot for the price with a very breathable eVENT lining and a grippy Vibram sole, but the midsole feels a little flimsy on tougher walks, making it best for low-level use and/or easier going.
Verdict: An excellent boot for the money with a good waterproof lining, decent outsole and lovely full-grain leather upper. A little soft in the midsole for really tough going.
Colour: Black/insignia blue
Sizes: 7-12 (UK), 41-47 (Euro’)
Upper: Full-grain leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: eVENT
Women’s version: No
Contact: 01702 541771; www.hi-tec.com/uk