A very lightweight and flexible shoe and instantly comfortable, but not enough support for really rugged terrain. A good lacing system will keep your feet firmly in place. Treated with ion-mask – a revolutionary new process that makes the actual fabric waterproof, although the upper of the Eruption is mesh so water can still get in if it rains or when walking in wet grass. Very breathable and will also dry very quickly when wet.
Sizes: UK 4-8 including half-sizes
Upper: Hydrophobic ion mask (HPi) synthetic Waterproof lining: No
Weight per pair: 620g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01702 541 771; www.hi-tec.com
First published in Country Walking magazine June 2009