Zamberlan Steep GT

A very narrow boot, and it definitely needs careful trying on before buying, but it absolutely oozes quality. It’s a little less stiff than some, but still plenty supportive enough for rougher ground; and as you’d expect, the Gore-Tex liner kept water out no matter what. Overall, it’s a superb boot but the red nubuck upper is likely to appeal to less walkers than the more neutral nubuck.

Euro 41-48
Upper: Full-grain nubuck leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Vibram 
Weight per pair: 1,460g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0161 432 0319;

First published in Country Walking, October 2009