These three-season leather boots from Merrell are sporty and lightweight, with plenty of padding for comfort. Quite hot though, even with no waterproof/breathable lining. Their lightweight and contemporary looks make them versatile enough for use both on and off the hill. They perform well, although the low ankle cuff makes them unsuitable for really rough ground. The chunky, grippy sole is good, and the toe and heel bumpers give added durability.
Verdict: More like a high-cut multi-activity shoe than a walking boot, but still lightweight and comfortable. No waterproof lining though, and the ample padding makes them very warm.
Colours: Cocoa, grey, walnut/mist green
Sizes: 4-8 (UK), 36-43 (Euro’)
Upper: Waterproof nubuck leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: No
Sole: Vibram Multi-grip
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01179 636363; www.merrell.com