Regatta Guideway Mid 2011

The Regatta Guideway Mid is a very good low-priced boot with a mid-cut ankle cuff and a waterproof lining that is good for general outdoor use. The upper has plenty of leather to protect the mesh for greater durability. There is decent stiffness in the ankle area and sole too. The lugs are reasonably aggressive for grip in mud. But while everything about the Regatta Guideway Mid is reasonable, others have a real performance edge for walking in the hills. A stiffer toe box, and stiffer sole and higher ankle cuff would make this better for rockier hills.

Upper PU-coated nubuck, mesh; Isotex waterproof lining
Sole rubber with EVA cushioning
Sizes 7-12 (men’s); 3-8 (women’s); 11-6 (kids’)
Weight 648g (pair, size 1)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 422

Use the Regatta Guideway Mid for valley walks and good paths and it will perform okay, but others have the edge on more challenging terrain.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2011