Raichle Sierra GTX

Quite narrow, especially at the toe, but you are able to get a fairly stable fit thanks to the excellent lacing system. They have a decent amount of toe and heel protection, too. Lovely, lightweight boots with a rolling action in the sole that makes them easy to walk in. The Gore-Tex lining will keep you dry in the worst wet weather and grip is good.


Colour: Navy/sea
Sizes: 4-9 (UK), 37-43 (‘Euro)
Upper: Suede/textile
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Hiking
Weight: 1,100g
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 01625 508218, www.raichle.ch

Verdict: The Sierra GTX is a quality lightweight boot that’s well-suited to UK hillwalking and especially suited to those with narrower feet. Good value for money, too.


First published in Country Walking magazine, April 2008