A big last should make these a good bet for walkers with wider feet. With so much room in the mid-section, it can be difficult to get a close fit, and even with the laces tied tightly, there was still plenty of room around the foot – a possible bonus for those with foot problems, but a potential problem for protecting toes on descents. They’re more suited to lower level walking on even tracks and paths, and the soft upper makes them immediately comfortable, boosted by plenty of padding, but they don’t offer great amounts of support when the terrain gets a bit tougher. The grip is okay, and they managed to clamber up some particularly muddy slopes without too much bother.
Waterproof/breathable lining: Waterstopper
Sole: Vibram Soul Rubber
Women’s version: Yes
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