A great looking boot with decent rubber bumpers at the toe and heel to keep them looking fresh. The narrow heel and comparatively wide forefoot gives them an incredibly secure feel, and this, coupled with an excellent lacing system, means your feet stay comfortably in place, even on steep descents. Out in the hills, they performed impeccably – the sole gripping well on all surfaces, and providing great shock absorption. They proved totally waterproof, and plenty of mesh in the uppers let them breathe well too. The really high ankle cuff helps keep out water, and gives great support when needed, especially on rugged terrain.
Sizes: UK 3½-10½ Upper: Suede/leather Sole: Salomon Contagrip Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex Weight/pair: 1,200g Contact: 01276 404 860; www.salomon.com/uk