AKU Zenith Leather

A 3-season boot that features a Nubuck leather upper with minimal stitching for maximum durability; ankle, upper and toe box are all stiff and supportive; stiff Vibram sole unit with aggressive lug pattern; no Gore-Tex inside so this won’t be too sweaty. You may want a waterproof lining but as the upper is virtually stitch-free this boot won’t leak easily if looked after properly; a rubber toe bumper may be more durable.

Verdict: Buy it if you want a quality leather boot for hill and mountain walking and don’t want a waterproof lining.