Berghaus Explorer Ridge GTX (2012)

Lightweight, comfortable and designed to feel great straight from the box. The fit is generous but not sloppy, with a narrow heel and comparatively wide forefoot. They have an easy-pull lacing system and a locking eyelet at the ankle and the mid-height ankle cuff feels great for easier going and provides plenty of support. The midsole is fairly flexible across the toe which feels great on lower level paths. There’s no doubting the quality although they’re lacking a rubber bumper at the toe which would protect from knocks and scrapes. They have a chunky Berghaus outsole with aggressive lugs that grip well on all types of terrain.

Sizes: UK 3 ½-8
Upper: Waterproof full-grain leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Alpha Compound hiking rubber
Weight: 950g
Men’s version: Yes