Tough-looking and rather heavy shoes with nubuck and full-grain leather uppers. The fit is supportive and comfortable, and has been designed to suit the wider-than-average British female foot. They’ve got a very stiff midsole with almost no flex, making them well-suited to really rugged terrain – perfect for those who want the stability of a boot. This does make them rather clumsy for casual use, though. The sole grips well, especially on rock, with great traction on the toe and heel. Reinforcement and a rubber rand at the toe protects from knocks, and there’s a waterproof, breathable lining. Silver anti-bacterial technology in the sock and footbed helps keep them smelling fresh.
Upper: Nubuck/full-grain leather/Barricade waterproof lining
Sole: Ground Control
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0800 840 1411; www.rohan.co.uk
Review from Country Walking magazine, June 2012