There’s not much to fault with these shoes. They are comfortable, surprisingly light, and the heel cushioning is very soft, which may not appeal to everyone, but they do to me. The shoes are quite wide and longer than other size 11s here. The toe area in particular will suit those with wide feet. The mesh lining is breathable – you get a pleasant draught in the wind. The part I like about them most, however, is the sole that feels very stable. The Vibram sole is flatter width-wise than others, and that gives a steady gait and feels positive. The lacing system with fabric loops binds well.

First published: June 2013