This boot isn’t for the type of person who questions why you’d need a boot for mooching around the campsite. This boot is for the type of person who hates wet socks, cold feet and discomfort on holiday.Read more
Brasher has managed to justify the name Supalite by shaving off enough of the boot to bring them down to 1122g a pair. Meaningless to most of us, but a real-world comparison would be that they’re 430g less heavy than my vaguely similarly targetted Anatom Q2 boots. That’s considerably more than a can of Coke in difference.Read more
The Roam GTX is a waterproof, hard-wearing fabric shoe which breathes well and is very comfortable straight out of the box. Lots of padding around the ankle and tongue, a decent lacing system and nice snug heel cup with wide forefoot help.Read more
Brasher have tried to carve out a new niche here and I hope it goes well for them. I’ve very much enjoyed wearing the Tour GTX, and will continue to use them as day-to-day shoes. I’d recommend them for anyone going on an active vacation or travelling, or just who want a low-level catch-all shoe for the UK weather.Read more
The thick sole is part of the styling of the boot, which is a chunky affair with a very large rubber toe bumper to keep any aforementioned sharp scree from damaging your digits. The rest of the boot is a contrasting brown suede which sheds water and mud very impressively when new and hasn’t started wetting-out yet after a good few hours of walking in torrential rain and boggy ground.Read more
I remember well when I was very small, being dragged up many a mountain in boots slightly too big forRead more
Featuring nubuck leather and breathable mesh – all double-stitched stitched together for extra ruggedness, the major selling point is the Gore-Tex lining which I can verify works a treat because I have put these shoes through hell and high water – literally – for the last month.Read more
omfortable casual shoes which are a cut above trainers in terms of support and protection, but not hiking shoes proper. They look great and are as happy in the pub as on the trail. A full GoreTex membrane is a bonus. Recommended for those who want a good-looking all-rounder that isn’t going to get too extreme.Read more
When my little Brasher 3-season socks appeared for testing I was somewhat taken aback. They are properly foot shaped, unlike my possum fur numbers which are more of a woolly tube. And this shaping squeezes the fabric in around the foot and ankle and helps keep the sock in place when I walk. It’s a revelation.Read more
As you slip the Altai boots onto your feet they feel much more like a piece of mountain equipment than your average walking boot. They hold you in a snug, comfortably-heavy embrace like being engulfed in the bosom of a school nurse after you scuff your knee. You know you’ve found a safe place to store your feet even before you tighten the laces.Read more
They were great. Comfortable, more than adequate ankle support, waterproof (puddles found to substantiate this) and they coped with the gravel pathways and grassed areas very well. No sore feet on the way home via a well-deserved glass of vino at the local hostelry. A painless and fun way to break in a new pair of boots.Read more
“These boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do…”
I’ve had Nancy Sinatra’s catchy ditty running through my head now all day and whilst it’s a perfect description of what Brasher’s Kiso GTX boots represent, you don’t half look like a plum when you sing out loud “and I’m gonna walk all over you!” at a muddy forest track only to realise there’s someone behind you.Read more
If you’re a dog-walker looking for some waterproof boots, look to the more suitable Lithium GTX boots, but if you’re after a decent pair of mountain hiking boots, which can take a crampon in emergencies and give you more support than a ‘walking’ boot, then the Kanaga GTXs are worth a look.Read more
Two extraordinary things happen at the 3-minute marker in this video.
Firstly, Jodie is shown standing in 5 inches of freezing cold water, in fabric boots, with perfectly dry feet.
Secondly, and far more importantly, she says that she’s lost for words. Extraordinary indeed!
Brasher is now well and truly on my radar after impressing me so much with these very lightweight (for their size), very waterproof, very comfortable boots. A fortnight of everyday wear hasn’t raised a single fault or niggle and they’ve been faultless on many a cold, snowy walk.Read more