These three-season leather boots from Hanwag have plenty of padding, making them comfortable straight from the box, but the very high ankle cuff takes a little wearing in, as it rubs against the shin to start with. This model is also quite a narrow fit. It’s a seriously heavy boot best suited to higher mountain terrain or perhaps even trekking. The midsole is very stiff – best for rough walking – and there’s no waterproof lining, which some may prefer.
Verdict: A well-built, tough and very supportive walking boot that’s definitely best for rougher walks or even overseas treks. Could be more versatile.
Colours: Marone (red/purple), nuss (tan), sepia (grey)
Sizes: 6-13 (UK), 39-48 (Euro’)
Upper: Waxed nubuck leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: No
Sole: Vibram Fuora
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 023 9252 8711; www.rosker.co.uk