The Jannu II is a heavy boot that is most noticeable for its tough, bomb-proof appearance. They took a bit of wearing in, feeling cumbersome to walk in at first. The fit is very spacious, which will suit women with high-volume feet. Unfortunately the lacing system doesn’t work particularly well – the locking eyelets are ‘grabby’, making it hard to get a really good fit. However, the high ankle cuffs offer plenty of support, and stiff midsoles deal well with uneven terrain.
Sizes: 3-9 (inc half-sizes)
Upper: Full-grain leather
Weight (tested pair): 1,400g
Men’s available: Yes
Contact: 01539 822155; www.thenorthface.com/eu