Scarpa Meridian XCR

A good all-rounder that can certainly handle some pretty full-on walking. The upper oozes quality – a blend of suede, nubuck and mesh that goes some way to explaining the high price tag. And the Gore-Tex XCR liner does a top job of keeping feet dry, as you’d expect. The midsole’s a touch bendy in all planes for very rough going  but the deep tread pattern did provide decent traction on soft ground, and the soft rubber felt reassuringly grippy on rock.

VITAL STATS:
Sizes
: EU 41-48
Upper: Suede/nubuck/mesh
Waterproof lining: Yes
Weight (pair): 930g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 2960212; www.scarpa.co.uk