Been around for a while now but still a top performer courtesy of an excellent Kevlar midsole that allows exactly the right amount of flex, and a very supportive suede and fabric upper. Good lacing, including the Meindl Variofix system, should enable a snug fit on most feet. Not as much padding as some so can feel a little harsh for the first few miles. An XCR lining keeps water out, and a great Vibram sole provides grip on most surfaces.
Sizes: UK 6-14
Waterproof lining: Yes
Weight per pair: 950g
Women’s version: Yes, Emotion XCR Lady
Contact: 01539 560214; www.bramwell-int.co.uk
First published in Country Walking magazine June 2009