Very reasonably priced shoes, the Lady Apocalypse stand out from the crowd with nicely styled soft shell uppers. The use of soft shell fabric means that they’ll offer great breathability, and feel incredibly comfortable too, with a supportive structure that instantly forms to the shape of your foot from the very first wear. They repel water very well too. The midsole has pretty decent lateral support, but flexes easily at the toe, restricting them to low-level walks – they lack the midsole support of some. Unfortunately the heel feels fairly flat, and doesn’t offer a great deal of shock absorption – not ideal if you do most of your walking on hard ground. On the plus side, the tread pattern grips well on a variety of surfaces.
Materials: Soft shell upper, Isotex waterproofing
Men’s version: No
Contact: 08448112332; www.regatta.com
• Review from Country Walking magazine, June ’11