These multi-activity shoes from Scarpa feel great straight from the box, and the soft mesh uppers mould comfortably around your foot. The ankles are quite low, which helps keep your feet cool, but makes them slightly less supportive than some over really rough ground. They don’t need much lacing to keep them secure, though, and your feet stay comfortable in them all day. Despite being lightweight, there’s good stiffness in the midsole, which gives good support over all but the roughest surfaces. The outsole is really grippy on both rock and grass, and doesn’t feel out of place for general casual wear, either. They’re exceptionally breathable, with great sporty looks.
Verdict: Really comfortable and exceptionally breathable, these shoes are soft and light enough for everyday use, but still provide enough grip and support for most types of terrain. Just right for summer use.
Sizes: 3-8 (UK including half-sizes), 36-42 (Euro’)
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex XCR
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 296 0212; www.mountainboot.co.uk