These fabric boots from Kayland are a fairly narrow fit, but are well-padded comfortable from the box. They lace easily, with a well-placed locking eyelet, and hold your feet stable. A softer midsole than some makes these good all-rounders, yet they feel less agile than others, with a noticeably higher ankle cuff. They also seem to lack robustness, although the eVENT membrane is impressive.
Verdict: Lightweight all-rounders that use the excellent eVENT membrane, rather than the usual Gore-Tex, to keep feet dry and cool. They are on the narrow side so check the fit carefully.
Colours: Blue/yellow trim or brown/orange trim
Sizes: 7-13 (UK), 41-49 (Euro’)
Waterproof/breathable lining: eVENT
Sole: Vibram Foura
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 284 8444; www.allcord.co.uk