The Craghoppers Adflex Boots are a surprisingly light but excellent all-round pair of three-season walking boots.
The Craghoppers Adflex Boots have a chunky look, with its thick EVA midsole but it’s actually nicely lightweight for a pair of three-season walking boots.
Initially, the fit was high-volume, but it did reduce as the upper moulded to my foot. A pronounced curve under the ball of the foot gives an excellent walking motion, but on my first try it led me to the think the boots were short.
The thick midsole is comfortable over long days and on rough ground with the thin outsole grippy in all conditions. The upper is very plain with breathable synthetic mesh overlaid by plain synthetic reinforcing, thicker at the toe for additional bump protection.
The heel has an additional thick plastic overlay. The collar and tongue are well-padded; the initially quite stiff collar softened in use. The lower lacing is ‘ghillie-style’ (the bottom three lace loops are hidden from abrasion) with exposed metal hooks at the top.
It has a pull-on loop at the heel and a lightly padded removable insole. The waterproof membrane has done its job along with the gusseted tongue in keeping the water out and breathability seems to be good. The Adflex is an excellent all-rounder.
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