YOUR AT-A- GLANCE GUIDE TO THE OTHER BOOTS WE TESTED IN THE

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Gear Test -

COLUMBIA RED­MOND MID £80

A vir­tu­ally per­fect softer boot for any­thing ex­cept high moun­tains and boggy moors. Great rolling sole unit. www.columbia sportswear.co.uk

RE­GATTA SA­MARIS MID £100

Light, comfy boots for day hikes. Shal­low tread means it’s not great for higher, more chal­leng­ing stuff, but good for gen­tle hills and flat coun­try. www.re­gatta.com

OBOZ SAWTOOTH £110

A tough, chunky boot with a knob­bly out­sole that lands re­li­ably ev­ery time, even on un­even rock. Great for mov­ing fast in the hills. www.blacks.co.uk

TREK­STA GUIDE X5

Su­perbly priced for a Gore-Tex boot, and with a sturdy build and sticky IceLock lugs, th­ese are a very hand­some all-round op­tion. www.trek­sta.com

NORTH RIDGE TUNDRA MID II £80

Go Out­doors’ own-brand boots are a good-value pur­chase if you’re not go­ing to ask too much from them. A great starter boot. www.goout­doors.co.uk

KEEN TERRADORA MID £110

Light, nim­ble and flex­i­ble, th­ese women-spe­cific boots are a joy on easy ground. They look great around town too. www.keen footwear.com

TEVA ARROWOOD LUX MID £120

Lurk­ing in­side th­ese ur­bane-look­ing boots is a coun­try bump­kin, very much at home on wooded paths and gravel tracks. Lack sup­port though. www.teva.co.uk

MER­RELL

‘Souped up train­ers’ sounds pe­jo­ra­tive, but in fact it’s a good thing if you want fast, light, low boots that are also tough enough for moun­tains. www.mer­rell.com

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