On paper the Superalp has much to recommend it: the 799g (UK9) weight rating is excellent, the very sizeable rand inspires confidence for use on rough ground, a suede upper hints at a degree of comfort in the mix, and a Gore-Tex lining guarantees breathable waterproofing. In testing the spec. sheet proved right on the money, with the dual density midsole offering a good degree of cushioning and the overall stiffness of the boot (it’s rated B1) helping to steady the weight of an overnight backpack without being unduly tough on my feet. The last is on the narrower side, which is good for those of us who tend to slip easily into Italian boots, whilst the ankle support is cushioned and reassuring. The overall package is very pleasing on both the eye and to the touch. This is a boot that you’ll long to take on alpine treks over rocky passes, and one that is capable of doing so day after day without causing unnecessary fatigue.
VERDICT: A great alpine-capable package at an excellent weight rating.
BEST FOR: Long distance alpine walkers.
Review by Dan Aspel @mountainmeeple