Raichle G5 XCR

This lightweight multi-activity shoe from Raichle weighs 1108g (pair, size 11). It has a Gore-Tex XCR waterproof lining and lightly stiffened toe box with protective bumper, a supportive heel cup and very well-cushioned sole. There is lots of heel, arch and forefoot sole support and aggressive lugs which are useful on mud and grass making this a useful all-rounder. However,  it’s a high price tag for what you get.

Verdict: Worth a look as a lightweight, waterproof shoe for walking on rocky paths, approaching crags and travel this is worth a look.


First published in Trail magazine, April 2008