Zamberlan Parrot (2012)

Fantastic-looking, lightweight shoes in a lovely contemporary design. The split-leather uppers protect the feet well and add durability, and there’s just enough padding to keep them comfortable. There’s no waterproof lining, which makes them extremely breathable but means they’re only suited to dry conditions. The lacing system reaches to the toes, helping you get a really secure and comfortable fit across the whole foot. They feel great to walk in – lightweight and unrestricting; while providing enough support and midsole stiffness for rugged terrain. There’s a Vibram sole and Zamberlan’s slick-toed grip climbing system, which grips really well on rock. A decent rubber bumper at the toe, too.

Sizes: 4-8½
Upper: Split-leather/Micro-Tex breathable wicking lining
Sole: Vibram Tech-Approach
Weight: 700g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0161 432 0319; www.zamberlan.uk.com

 

Review from Country Walking magazine, June 2012