Hanwag Drifter Lady XCR

Great-looking, very comfortable walking shoes with a lovely secure fit.
A really stiff midsole offers excellent support when walking over rough terrain, spurring your feet forward as you walk. This lovely rolling action is helped by a chunky Vibram sole that gives great shock absorption when walking on hard ground, especially in the impact zone at the heel. The grip is excellent too, especially on rock. There’s plenty of mesh in the uppers which helps your feet breathe in warm weather, and a Gore-Tex lining will keep your feet dry as long as you don’t step in any deep puddles! The sizing is a little on the small side so try well before you buy. This is a fantastic all-rounder that will take you from the high street to the top of Hellvelyn.

Materials: Sportvelours/Air Mesh lining, Gore-Tex
Sole: Vibram
Weight: 800g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 023 92 528711; www.hanwag.de
• Review from Country Walking magazine, June ’11