I am thrilled with these boots, the sock fit uppers are so comfortable, soft, supportive, no creasing material at the sides when you walk. The material is really nice, suede, and a rubber front rand. There are really light to wear.
The boots have a locking points for the laces 3 hooks down, really like this, pull tight and then do the top bit, makes it easier to make a better fit when putting the boots on.
The sole is flexible enough for walking, toes and ball of the foot for paths and roads, but from the back to ball of foot is really stiff and great for scrambling and rocky places, I did not feel any sharp rocks or stones. The rubber rand protected the toe area really well and gave me confidence I would not wreck my new boots scrambling. The sole has good grip, it reminders me of trainers.
I wanted a pair of boots to walk on roads, tracks, paths and scrambling and some mountain use, 3 season boots, and I found it.
One week breaking in (not much though) and then completed Kirk fell and Mosedale Horseshoe, 7 hours later and they were great, and no blisters !!! Me I was knackered.
Quite frankly they are amazing, comfortable, grippy, stiff and flexible - fantastic