Provide a really good fit across the whole foot. Its excellent lacing system also ensures feet stay secure and comfortable, even on really uneven ground. Although the ankle cuffs are quite low, they give excellent support and protection and, while heavier than some, they feel light on your feet, helping you walk confidently and easily. The chunky Vibram sole grips well on all surfaces and the heel and bumpers guard toes from knocks. The uppers are both breathable and waterproof and keep feet dry and comfortable all day. The midsole is stiff, offering superb support on all terrain, without feeling heavy and cumbersome.
Sizes: 4-9 (UK), 37-43 (‘Euro)
Upper: Hydrobloc leather/Cordura
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Zamberlan Vibram
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0161 432 0319, www.zamberlan.com
Verdict: An excellent three-season boot with a fairly stiff midsole and lightweight, breathable upper that’s perfectly suited to UK hillwalking. Worth the money.
First published in Country Walking magazine, April 2008