These may feel harsh at first because the ankle cuff is quite stiff, but they’ll soon soften up. The fit is wide and forgiving, and while they’re a little short in the toe for the size, they lace up well to provide a fairly secure fit. The ankle cuff is on the low side, while the uppers are quite soft and this, combined with a flexible midsole, means they don’t provide much support. This makes them best-suited to easy, low-level terrain. They’ve got a decent sole, though, with a chunky tread that grips well on most surfaces. They’re definitely not suited to wetter walks – the tongue doesn’t seal well on the ankle cuff, so if you step in a deep puddle, water will flood straight in. They’re very light, though – only 480g per boot – and they breathe fairly well. They’ve got a good, protective heel counter, but there’s not much protection at the toe, so watch out for knocks. Not a bad price for a fair-weather, low-level walking boot.
Upper: Suede leather
Lining: Peter Storm
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0800 389 5861, www.millets.co.uk
*Published in Country Walking magazine, April 2012