These very comfortable three-season boots from Raichle, although a little on the roomy side, fit really well. The padding in the tongue is good, and the flex point in the toe is just right. The support given by the ankle cuffs and uppers ensure you stay comfortable all day. The tough Vibram sole grips well, especially on hard ground, and the rubber at the toe provides excellent protection from rocks. While waterproof, they aren’t too hot and the supportive ankle cuffs mean they work well over uneven ground.
Verdict: A forgiving and comfortable walking boot that is definitely worth a look if you have wide feet. They don’t come cheap but are supportive enough for most types of terrain.
Sizes: 4-9 (UK), 37-43 (euro’)
Upper: Nubuck leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Vibram Hiking
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01625 508218; www.raichle.ch