Scarpa Meridian XCR

A good all-rounder that can certainly handle some pretty full-on walking. The upper oozes quality – a blend of suede, nubuck and mesh that goes some way to explaining the high price tag. And the Gore-Tex XCR liner does a top job of keeping feet dry, as you’d expect. The midsole’s a touch bendy in all planes for very rough going  but the deep tread pattern did provide decent traction on soft ground, and the soft rubber felt reassuringly grippy on rock.

: EU 41-48
Upper: Suede/nubuck/mesh
Waterproof lining: Yes
Weight (pair): 930g
Women’s version: Yes
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