Keen Newport

Superbly comfortable from the box, these sandals from Keen have well shaped leather straps backed up with a soft neoprene-like lining. The suede-feel footbed holds feet perfectly in place and adjustment is easy using a single-handed lace. More like a shoe/sandal hybrid, these perform wonderfully for walking when compared to more flimsy full-on sandal designs. Against them, though, is their weight and the fact they don’t feel as liberating as sandals.

Verdict: Not quite ‘sandal’ enough. Try them and if they feel good don’t hesitate to part with the cash.

Colours: Bison, steel, smokey

Sizes: 7-12 (UK), 41-47 (Euro’)

Upper/straps: Washable waterproof leather

Sole: Non-marking carbon rubber with 3mm multi-directional lugs

Weight: 800g

Women’s version: Yes

Contact: 0800 612 9292; www.keenfootwear.co.uk