These three-season leather boots from Boreal are well padded and slightly broader than most Boreal boots, making them about perfect. Well positioned laces hold your feet stable on even the steepest descents with no toe banging. They’re very enjoyable to wear, especially high up in the hills where they seem very at home, courtesy of a medium-stiff midsole and high, supportive ankle cuffs. They’re a little sweatier than some.
Verdict: A versatile top performer that’s at its best up in the mountains, but will still cut the mustard on lower and easier walks. Good looking and reasonably light too.
Sizes: 6-12 (UK including half sizes), 39-47 (Euro’)
Upper: Waterproof 2.6mm nubuck leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Boreal Dry-Line
Sole: Vibram Wolf
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0800 404 9675; www.e-boreal.com