The Softline has a pretty standard fit and is a sturdy boot. Less padding than most, so it takes a little more wearing-in than some. It’s quite tall at the ankle and therefore one of the more supportive boots tested. And the midsole is about the stiffest on test, giving plenty of protection on really rough ground. The Gore-Tex lining keeps water out without any problems and it doesn’t weigh in too heavy for such a well-specified boot.
Sizes: UK 6-12 including half-sizes
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Meindl Vibram double-density
Weight per pair: 1,340g
Women’s version available: Softline Lady Ultra GTX
Contact: 01539 560214; www.bramwell-int.co.uk