These threee-season leather boots from Raichle feel a little harsh straight from the box, but ‘give’ with time. They are quite narrow in the middle of the foot, but the toe box is broad, making them feel a little clumsy. Extremely light, yet rugged enough to take a few knocks, these feel perfect on rougher terrain, where the fairly stiff midsole comes into its own. A Gore-Tex lining gives it an edge on versatility over most.
Verdict: A lightweight, yet traditional looking full-leather boot offering all-round performance and dry feet. Reasonably versatile, but definitely at its best on rougher, high mountain terrain.
Colour: Dark brown
Sizes: 6-12 (UK including half sizes), 39-47 (Euro’)
Upper: Full-grain leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Vibram Hiking
Women’s version: Unisex
Contact: 01625 508218; www.raichle.ch