Brasher Hillmaster GTX

A little harsh at first, but didn’t need much breaking in. They’re quite narrow, but the internal leather lining is luxurious and very comfortable. Deep-cleated sole unit best-suited to softer going than rock and the mid-flex midsole and lower ankle cuff bore this out, making them less versatile than some.

Colour: Brown
Sizes: 6-14 (UK including half-sizes); Euro’ 39-47
Upper: Full-grain leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: EVAlution
Weight: 1,440g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0191 516 5780,
Verdict: The 2008 version of this classic model is best-suited to the softer ground of the Dales, Beacons or Dartmoor. Nice and light, though, and a good price.