The Brasher Chichon has won Trail’s children’s boot test for a number of years. It boasts a Gore-Tex waterproof lining and a well-built upper and sole for maximum foot protection. There’s also a dash of reflective trim for night or road walks. The exceptionally aggressive lug pattern is ideal for mud. But a full leather upper would be more durable in the long term, but I suspect the child will grow out of these before they wear out so this is not a major issue. There are lower-priced options of course, but they don’t offer the features of the Chichon.
Upper suede and textile, Gore-Tex
Sole REVAlution Flex Sole, EVA cushioning
Weight 820g (pair, size 2)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 60
Verdict: The Brasher Chichon is a quality children’s boot for kids who want to leave the valley and explore the rockier and muddier hills and mountains. It won ‘Best in Test’.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2009