An excellent price for a great-looking and good quality pair of shoes. The fit may feel a little harsh at first, especially around the ankles, but this should soften up after a few wears. The midsole flexes easily, both laterally and across the toes, and the uppers are soft too, making them best-suited to flat, low-level walks and casual use. You don’t get much reinforcement at the toes, either. The aggressive lugs on the Vibram sole provide good grip on most types of terrain, and there’s decent shock absorption, too. There isn’t as much mesh in the uppers as some, so they will feel hotter in warm weather, but there’s no worries with waterproofing as they come with an eVENT lining.
Materials: Pigskin/mesh, eVENT® lining
Sole: Vibram® Featherlite
Men’s version: No
Contact: 0870 838 7300; www.karrimor.com
• Review from Country Walking magazine, June ’11