The Explorer is quite a wide boot, and this combined with some quite thick padding makes it feel great from the box. The lacing is good enough to get a decent, stable fit even with a slimmer foot, but it’s not as high in the ankle as some. On a walk, it feels light and easy-going, courtesy of the high fabric content, but it still offers decent toe and heel protection and the Gore-Tex lining works well in keeping puddles and dew out. It’s a decent all-rounder but definitely better suited to easier or softer going.
Sizes: EU 39-47
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Weight per pair: 1,210g
Women’s version available: Yes
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