These fabric boots from Scarpa feel a little harsh at first, but after one short walk mould to your feet perfectly, giving you a really snug and secure fit. The high, padded ankle cuffs are good, and the lacing system allows you to get a really good fit across the whole of your foot. The shape of the boot keeps your feet comfortably in place all day. Despite their light weight, they feel wonderful to walk in, with a lovely rolling action. The deep cleated Vibram sole grips well on all surfaces and the XCR uppers are waterproof and breathable. A good rubber bumper at the heel and toe protects your feet from knocks and keeps the boots looking scuff-free.
Verdict: A top quality boot offering support, breathability and excellent grip over all terrain. If you want an all-round walking boot that can handle the rough stuff yet still perform on easier walks, look no further.
Colours: Silver/argento or anthracite/pacific
Sizes: 36-42 (Euro’), 31/2-8 (UK)
Upper: Cordura Pro Crosta HS12
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex XCR
Sole: Vibram Hi Trail
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 296 0212; www.mountainboot.co.uk