Contour Trail Walking Boot for Men and Women
Product Review & Walking Gear Test

Contour Trail Walking Boot for Men and Women Contour Trail Walking Boot for Men and Women
Trail Walking Boot for Men and Women

Vital Statistics:

Colours:

Men: Navy/Grey
Women: Grey/Sliver

Sizes:

Men: 41-47
Women: 38-42

Weight:
Mens 1200 gms (size 42)
Womens 1000 gms (size 38)

SRP:
£90.00

Contour says:"The Trail is designed for lightweight walking use throughout the year."

Features to Note:

In-use Test:

Contour's Trail is a light-weight, good looking walking boot that is designed for the UK market and made in Romania.

It has a relatively wide fit and I found it to be immediately very comfortable. There's a generous amount of padding around the ankle, tongue and in the sole.

The relatively simple lacing system made it easy to get a good fit around my foot and ankle.

The sole has a more aggressive tread pattern than I've seen on other boots at this price - and it certainly provided good grip on the mud and wet grass I encountered on several winter Shrophire walks. My feet were warm and dry throughout several long, cold and wet days - I've not yet had opportunity to wear them during warmer weather!

There's an all round rubber band to help protect the upper from scuffs and scratches. Overall the finish looks very good.

On the downside, the Trail's sole is very flexible - both laterally and longitudinally. So whilst it's generally a very comfortable boot there's not really enough ankle support for extended walking over rocky ground or when carrying a heavy pack. There is also little in the way of toe protection.

Buying Advice:

The lack of lateral stiffness and support mean that Contour's Trail is not the best option for prolonged walking over rocky ground or for backpacking with a significant load. However, they are a good value option for low level walking - along canal towpaths, over moorland - or for less rocker hill paths.






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