Meindl Vermont Pro GTX

Quite broad, meaning you might have to crank the laces up tight to get a stable fit. Flat laces, though, which ‘slip’ much less than round ones. A stiff-ish all-mountain boot with a fairly low ankle cuff that didn’t offer as much support as some.

Colour: Mocca
Sizes: 6-12 (UK including half-sizes)
Upper: Waxed aniline leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Meindl Multigrip
Weight: 1,540g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 015395 60214,
Verdict: A well-made traditionally styled boot that is most comfortable on rougher ground, but will perform on easier paths. Good value, too.