The Shasta looks more like a multi-activity shoe with an ankle cuff than a traditional fabric walking boot, with split nubuck leather and mesh uppers which are surprisingly soft and comfortable. Conversely, the midsole offers plenty of support. This mixture of support results in a fast and light hybrid that works as well on the high street as it does skipping across rocks in the hills. The uppers breathe well and there’s a waterproof lining to keep out water, although beware: deep puddles and low ankle cuffs don’t mix! The sole appears rather flat at first, but this means that the shallow tread pattern gets as much contact with the ground as possible, although this design doesn’t work well on soft, muddy ground, with little traction.
Sizes: 4-8 (inc half-sizes)
Sole: Carbon rubber
Waterproof/breathable lining: Keen Dry
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01572 772500; www.keenfootwear.com