With no waterproof liner and a soft, flexible sole unit, the Kinetic is a very light shoe. It’s more a trail-running shoe than a dedicated walking shoe, but this doesn’t mean it won’t do a good job of both, depending on conditions. It obviously lets water in immediately, which isn’t good if you’re squeamish about wet feet; but it drains just as quickly and dries quickly if given the chance. The upside is that it breathes really well – great for those with hot, sweaty feet; and it also feels incredibly light, making it easy to move fast and light as long as your ankles and balance are up to it. Great price but then there’s no waterproof liner to pay for.
Upper: Aero mesh with water-resistant coating (no waterproof liner)
Women’s version: No
Contact: 0843 309 0199; www.regatta.com
Review from Country Walking magazine, June 2012