Very light with a soft, flexible midsole that makes it feel more like a beefed-up trainer. Gore-Tex XCR waterproof lining and a deep tread pattern that works well on a variety of surfaces. Fit can be easily fettled courtesy of good lacing. It’s well-padded, especially at the cuff and tongue, so feels good when you first put it on; and the fairly high fabric content makes it cool and very breathable – useful for summer walking.
Sizes: UK 7-13; EU 40-49
Waterproof lining: Yes
Weight per pair: 730g
Women’s version: No
Contact: Tel 0207 8600100; www.merrell.co.uk
First published in Country Walking magazine June 2009