Meindl Softline Lady Ultra

Will especially suit women with wider feet. Plenty of padding makes them feel snug and comfortable straight from the box, but will make them hot in really warm weather. Well-placed locking eyelets help maintain a really good fit and keep heels in place, even on steep descents. Out in the hills they perform well, with reinforcement at the toe and heel to protect against knocks. There’s plenty of shock absorption in the sole unit, and they offer plenty of traction, especially on rock. Decent midsole support keeps them feeling comfortable all day, even on rough terrain, and the high ankle cuff feels reassuringly supportive.

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Sizes:  UK 3½-8 Upper: Velours leather/Cordura Sole: Vibram Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex Weight/pair: 1,200g Contact: 01539 560214; www.bramwell-int.co.uk