A contemporary looking boot with a high ankle cuff and a tough rubber bumper. The fit is on the broad side, which may deceive when trying on, and it’s also very padded, so feels lovely from the box. The midsole is a little softer than some – good for easier going but not quite as supportive higher up; and whilst the sole unit gripped well on rock, it did clog in muddier conditions. Gore-Tex keeps the rain out, and this coupled with the high ankle made it one of the most weatherproof boots tested.
Sizes: UK 6.5–13.5
Upper: Nubuck leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Weight per pair: 1,550g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01276 404 860; www.salomonsports.com
First published in Country Walking, October 2009