These sandals from Merrell are an entirely synthetic offering that soon settle down to give a reassuringly secure ride. Three adjustment points make it easy to get the fit right. Very light, too. Secure, stable and perfect for most summer walking on good trails. Remove the rear strap and you have a top beach shoe. The midsole is just right for this type of footwear, and grip is fine on firmer surfaces.
Verdict: Light, versatile and, at £50, still superb value for money.
Colours: Black/red, navy/hedge
Sizes: 7-15 (UK), 41-49 (Euro’)
Upper/straps: Synthetic leather/neoprene
Sole: Vibram Chameleon sportsandal
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01179 636363; www.merrell.com