At first glance £60 seems like a good price for a pair of shoes for walking, and it certainly would be if you only really wanted them for casual use and really easy trails, but the Fast Track has a flimsy midsole that lacks the kind of lateral support needed for rough and rocky trails, and the tread pattern doesn’t really provide much traction on softer ground either. They are well-padded and the Isotex lining worked well in wet grass.
Sizes: UK 7-12; EU 41-47
Waterproof lining: Yes
Weight per pair: 860g
Women’s version: Yes, Lady Fast Track X-LT
Contact: 0161 749 1313; www.regatta.com
First published in Country Walking magazine June 2009