The Regatta Cross Stones JNR is a stylish girls’ boot with a reasonable ankle cuff and a waterproof lining. There is a good level of protection at the toe as well. The outsole has a decent pattern of lugs for easier terrain. Use this on forest trails and when sticking to the paths on the fells and it would offer reasonable performance. But the upper is quite complex so this may not be as durable as simpler designs. But the main problem is that while the outsole lugs are okay, others offer a better grip. Also the sole is very flexible, so it is not ideal for rockier terrain.
Upper PU nubuck, mesh, Isotex waterproof lining
Sole carbon rubber
Weight 558g (pair, size 32)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 470
The Regatta Cross Stones JNR is a good-looking boot that’s best suited to valley and grassy terrain.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2010