There’s a lot to like in the new Kerraig. It’s a sturdy, multipurpose boot designed for ambitious days in the hills which the brand reckon it’s their most technical offering yet, but note it’s not designed for rigid crampon use. It is however very flexible, and stays comfortable all day. A large rubber rand, proprietary waterproofing and a solid leather upper keep your feet dry and protected. The fit is excellent – there’s the trademark wide forefoot but without the bulky look of the past, and a heel lock lacing system mean no heel rise and plenty of room for feet to expand. The ankle is high for a modern boot, but very supportive, although I did find the lacing very fussy – a small niggle. The sole is medium soft with good lugs and very grippy on mud and grass, but less so on slick rock. Weight, approximately 770g per shoe.
► Verdict: Robust, very comfortable and protective modern hiking boot.
► Best for: Walking and backpacking on hills and mountains below the snowline.
Review by David Lintern @davidjlintern