Merrell Chameleon II Convertible

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  

Weight: 600g                    

Women’s version: Yes                            

Contact: 01179 636363; www.merrell.com