Hanwag Peru

With decent padding and a lovely leather lining, these felt great from the off. They are very high, though, which won’t suit everyone, and the mid-foot felt quite narrow while the toe is quite broad.
The high ankle cuff, teamed with a very stiff midsole, makes them most at home on tougher, steeper ground. A little heavy and clumsy for easier paths and tracks.

Colour: Sepia (grey)
Sizes: 6-13 (UK)
Upper: Waxed nubuck
Waterproof/breathable lining: No
Sole: Vibram Fuora
Weight: 1,610g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 023 925 8711, www.hanwag.de
Verdict: A well-made, very supportive high mountain boot perfect for the Lakes, Highlands or Snowdonia. No waterproof lining, which will suit some but not others.