A very padded boot, making it easy to wear straight from the box. The lacing starts quite high up the foot, though, and doesn’t allow much fine-tuning on the hill. The Medway has a very soft midsole that was found wanting on rough, rocky ground. However, on easier walks they are a pleasure to wear, keeping feet warm and dry.
Colours: Grey, beige
Sizes: Unisex 3.5-12 (UK), 36-47 (‘Euro)
Waterproof/breathable lining: Spotex
Women’s version: No
Contact: 01670 716878, www.grisport.co.uk
Verdict: Soft, comfortable fabric boots best-suited to lower-level walks on good surfaces, where they’ll keep feet comfortable and dry. Excellent value for money, too.
First published in Country Walking magazine, April 2008