These fabric boots from Meindl have plenty of padding, making them very comfortable at first, although the narrow toe starts to pinch after a few hours. The narrow heel is good, but they’re not as supportive as some. A high performance boot offering plenty of support and grip. However, the padded suede uppers make your feet hot and although they are very water-resistant, they don’t breathe quite as well as the best.
Verdict: A great quality, rugged walking boot. Some will find them too hot for summer use, and watch out for the fit around the toes, especially if you have wide feet.
Sizes: 3 1/2-8 (UK, including half sizes), 36-42 (Euro’)
Upper: Suede leather/Cordura
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Vibram double density
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 015395 60214, www.bramwell-int.com