Gill Race Trainer RS11
These smart-looking shoes are good for summer use. They have mesh sides and relatively large holes in the sole to let the water escape quickly. They also let water in, but seeing as they drained in just 16 seconds (the second quickest on test) the water won’t be in there for long. The inside has had an anti-bacterial treatment, but all those holes work wonders for allowing air to circulate.
They have a high, protective heel which might not suit everyone’s feet, and while the big toe is well protected, others toes are less so. The sole is patterned but didn’t shine in our grip test.
One of the best performers for ventilation – a great choice during the summer