Karrimor Kalahari eVent 2011

The Karrimor Kalahari eVent weighs 828g (pair, size 8); eVent waterproof lining; pigskin and leather upper; Vibram sole with aggressive lugs; some mesh on upper for breathability; supportive heel; reasonably protective toe box; modern styling. But the sample provided was not very stiff in the sole, and too bendy for use beyond valley paths.

The Karrimor Kalahari eVent is a great price and features, but its bendy sole restricts use to smooth valley paths.

First published in Trail magazine May 2011