This multi-activity shoe from Regatta offers a broad and roomy fit, with ample padding, making them very comfortable to wear. The suede/fabric upper isn’t waterproof, which makes it cool and incredibly breathable, and the beefy toe and heel bumpers offer plenty of protection. It's quite low at the ankle, but that’s not a problem. On dry trails the Plateau performs admirably, with a medium-stiff midsole that really eats up the lumps and bumps. But as the lining isn’t waterproof, the shoes don’t keep your feet as dry in wet conditions as some. In their favour, they dry quickly once wet. They’re good looking, too, and will take a fair few knocks.
Verdict: The Plateau offers a lot of performance at a great price, and they look good, too. If you’re on a budget, or can do without a waterproof lining, this is definitely the shoe for you.
Colours: Sandstone, seal grey
Sizes: 7-12 (UK), 41-47 (Euro’)
Upper: Suede leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Breathable only
Sole: Lightweight trail carbon rubber
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0161 749 1313; www.regatta.com