The Sequioa is a step back in time, to when boots where boots and you knew where you stood. OK, I’ll stop now… but there is something very comforting about chunky leather footwear like this. They aren’t the most nimble but are very comfortable, and the softer Vibram sole provides good grip on a wide mix of terrain. The upper is fairly supple and the only seams are tucked away at the heel, so there’s nothing to rub or leak in the toe area, which takes most of the abuse. There’s a luxurious suede ankle cuff and the lacing system is simple and efficient, with one set of side locks that allows you to customise the fit. That fit is fairly universal, with a non-cramped toebox and some room at the heel too, so no need to size up or down, even with an extra pair of liner socks in for the winter. There’s plenty of flex in the sole as you’d expect from a general-purpose walking boot, but if you’re staying off steep snow slopes, they will still get you up most things in the UK. And if properly cared for, they will last for years. Weight 725g per shoe.
► Verdict: Grippy, traditional leather boot with GTX lining.
► Best for: Trails, tracks, moors and mountains.
Review by David Lintern @davidjlintern