Plenty of padding make the Masquerade feel instantly comfortable, and the fairly roomy fit is best-suited to broader feet. There’s noticeably less heel support than some, but this will suit walkers who go for relaxed comfort above all. The sole provides good shock absorption, suiting them to hard ground, and gripping better on rock than grass. The Isotex lining is good at keeping water out, but as the tongues aren’t sealed very high up, and the ankle cuffs low, water will creep in.
Sole: Carbon rubber
Weight (tested pair): 1,050g
Men’s available: Yes
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