A well-padded boot with a low-cut ankle cuff that makes it feel more like a shoe than a boot. Didn’t really do that well in the Welsh hills. The tread is shallow and didn’t cope with mud and slimy peat, while the stiff midsole is difficult to walk on because of the short ankle cuff.
Colours: Olive green, coffee bean, bungee
Sizes: 7-13 (UK), 40-49 (‘Euro)
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Vibram Chameleon Hiker
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01179 636363, www.merrell.com
Verdict: Trendy looking and well made, but feels more like a stiff and heavy multi-activity shoe and there are better all-rounders out there for the money.
First published in Country Walking magazine, April 2008