Alt-berg have been mak­ing boots for 27 years, so it’s sur­pris­ing that they’ve only just made their first range of shoes. Our favourites are th­ese Pathfinder Trails – the most colour­ful footwear to come out of the Alt-berg work­shop. Their mi­crofi­bre up­per is light and breath­able and the shoe’s S-Fit last is sim­i­lar to the er­gonomic A-Form last used in the Yan Tan and Nord­kapp boots, but specif­i­cally for shoes. The re­sult is pre­cise-feel­ing footwear whose per­for­mance is fur­ther im­proved with the in­clu­sion of a wa­ter­proof mem­brane and a Vi­bram Ma­sai sole. So far we’ve only tested th­ese on a spot of easy-go­ing road­side crag­ging, but they proved to be ex­cel­lent per­form­ers which look as good with ca­sual jeans as they do with tech­ni­cal kit. They are also ex­tremely com­fort­able. Alt-berg may have been late to the party, but the gift they’ve brought means all is for­given.

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