Helly Hansen Manifesto Breathe

This lightweight multi-activity shoe from Helly Hanson weighs 864g (pair, size 11). The synthetic upper is fast-drying, while open sides let out water and keep feet cool. There’s a very grippy sole for soft ground. However,  the open sides allow water and mud in easily and provide less protection on rocky ground. It’s more of a protective sandal than a multi-activity shoe.

Verdict: Fine for watersports or as a more protective sandal, but not so useful for multi-activity as others.


First published in Trail magazine, April 2008