This lightweight multi-activity shoe from Boreal weighs 1088g (pair, size 11). It has a Dry-Line waterproof lining; suede leather panel-reinforced upper; good rubber bumper for durability; very supportive heel; lots of stiffness for rocky paths; Vibram sole unit with good cushioning. However, the lugs are not ideal for mud; sole flex is a bit more natural in some shoes – this shoe feels a little bit ‘clumpy’.
Verdict: If you want good waterproof shoe for walking and on paths it is worth considering.
First published in Trail magazine, April 2008