Posts Tagged ‘approach shoes’
A very rugged shoe that has so far coped with everything I’ve thrown at it.
A quirky and not unlikeable looking shoe
Mammut Redburn£115 First impressions: A good-looking technical approach shoe with an obvious alpine pedigree from this Swiss company. Close fitting and and the top-to toe-lacing has a very alpine feel to it. The sole is good and sticky and has a stiff feel to it too and performed particularly well on rock ascents. The Mammut [...]
Jack Wolfskin Mountain Attack Texapore £85 First impressions: Not the lightest in the test but certainly one of the most solid. A waterproof hiking shoe made of nubuck suede leather with extensive air mesh inserts down to the toe area making it a very breathable on warm days. Jack Wolfskin’s own Texapore membrane. A wide [...]
Mizuno Wave Escape 2 £75 First impressions: A functional looking shoe with an aggressively lugged X10 sole from this Japanese firm. Generous on the width with a comfy padded tongue. This new shoe gives good stability, an excellent sole with a water resistant forefoot. Made in Vietnam FABRIC Synthetic and mesh FOOTBED X-10 carbon rubber OAG Likeys Very [...]
Scarpa Vortex XCR £109.99 First impressions: Scarpa has a reputation where quality in mountain footwear is concerned and again this is another good shoe with it’s roots firmly in the Alps. The fit is good with a great Vibram sole. This shoe will stand up to day-long walking trips or a much longer summer expedition. [...]
Meindl Cuba Lady GTX £95 First impressions: A new generation of ‘Magic’ shoes for everyday use on the trail. Rather conventional looking shoe from Meindl which despite it’s looks is very light. With VARIOfix lacing system the fit is good out of the box. The sole is quite aggressivley lugged but lacked the ‘stickiness’ that [...]
The new V-Lite Infinity range is very modern looking and equally good for walking and running
The only mid shoe on test here offering good ankle support and light weight.
Not suprisingly from an Italian company that the styling is typically Alpine with the lacing extending long to the toe box.