These boots are actually engineered by Brasher, so anyone who’s a fan of the brand – particularly women with wide feet – will probably like these. They’re made from full-grain leather, with a fairly low ankle cuff and a chunky sole. They’re lightweight and they’ve got a surprisingly stiff midsole that will cope with some pretty rugged terrain. The lacing system is a bit fiddly and it’s quite difficult to tension the fit across the toes, but they’ve got great shock absorption and the sole grips well, especially on hard ground. Come with a memory foam breathable lining which has been treated with anti-bacterial technology to help stop them smelling.
Upper: Full-grain leather
Membrane: Control Last™ Barricade™
Sole: Ground Control™ Hypergrip®
Men’s version: Yes
Contact: 0800 840 1411; www.rohan.co.uk
*Review from Country Walking magazine, October 2011