With a mainly mesh upper and no waterproof lining, this is the cheapest and one of the lightest shoes tested. It has limited midsole support, and leaks like a sieve, but it will work superbly in dry, hot climates or on well-surfaced trails; and will also do a great job for the fast and light brigade, who don’t mind getting wet feet, as long as the water escapes again and they dry quickly. The fit is on the small size, but they are well padded and have good laces.
Sizes: UK 6.5-13.5
Waterproof lining: No
Weight per pair: 780g
Women’s version: Yes, Women’s Exit Aero
Contact: 01276 404 860; www.salomonsports.com
First published in Country Walking magazine June 2009