A little more expensive, but a good, all-round technical mountain trail shoe here. A relatively flexible midsole, roomy toebox and enclosed heel cup means the Airound does well on difficult, uneven ground, keeping the foot locked in place and the walker, or runner, in control. There’s a small rand at the front and plenty of padding at the rear, so a nice amount of protection from bumps and scuffs too. The sole is soft Vibram and I found it coped well with all but the most saturated turf. The ‘Airound’ terminology refers to the Goretex spacers used in the midsole to increase airflow. The shoe is also Goretex lined which keeps out some of the wet for a while, but I found the shoe did wet out earlier and was warmer to wear than others in the test with less padding. Despite the fact I wasn’t entirely convinced by the ‘Airound’ technology on offer, it’s still a very comfortable and capable high mountain shoe. Weight per shoe 390g.
Review by David Lintern @