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Boreal Velcro Joker 6th Jun 2019 Boreal Joker Velcro Climbing Shoes - Women's

With two growing boys who are into their rock climbing it's a fairly constant battle to keep them in decent rock shoes. My eldest is now 12 and has grown out of the kids models which aren't really...

PB150032 13th Mar 2019 Kalenji Kiprun Trail XT7 Running Shoes

Stand on the start line of a local fell race and there are precious few runners wearing Kalenji shoes, one of Decathlon's myriad of own-brand lines. Having been working closely with the local...

Boreal Diobolo Rock Shoe 13th Nov 2018 Boreal Diabolo Rock Shoes

It's been some time since I have climbed in Boreal shoes. I think I still have one of the iconic pairs of Ninja slippers somewhere in a cupboard. The Diabolo is a far cry from it's aged cousin....

VJ Sport XTRM 1 10th Oct 2018 Title: VJ Sport XTRM – A true mountain running shoe

True mountain running shoes are hard to come by. You need them to be good on rock, so not too heavily studded and able to grip in the wet. They need to hold firm on wet grassy and...

x-talon-230-grey-teal-1 26th Jun 2018 Inov-8 X-Talon 230s

The Inov-8 X-Talon 230s are a great lightweight fell running shoe. The lightness has not resulted in compromise in shock absorption or foot support. They really are a comfortable shoe.   I...

Obos-Ws-Sapphire-Mid-B-DRY Java side 25th Jun 2018 The Oboz Women’s Sapphire Mid B Dry

Designed specifically for the woman’s foot, as soon as I put this shoe on I knew I wouldn’t have any problems with fit. The fit is slim, so a person with a wider foot might not enjoy the...

Zamberlan Intrepid Hydrobloc 19th Jun 2018 Zamberlan 125 Intrepid RR

I reckon I'd be pretty chuffed if I were allowed the name of these shoes in a game of Scrabble! Zamberlan are one of the premier walking book manufacturers on the planet and have sensibly...

Salomo Speedtrak 20th Mar 2018 Salomon Speedtrak Running Shoes

It’s not often that you can say a pair of shoes got you to a meeting on time. The Speedtraks arrived on the day of the said meeting. I work from home and juggle squeezing out for a run,...

Salomon S Lab Wings 8 21st Dec 2017 Salomon S Lab Wings 8 Running Shoes

I got these shoes primarily for a single event. That may seem frivolous, but given that the event was the pinnacle of my running 'career' to date I figured it was fair.   The shoes are...

Berghaus GTX Gaiter 1st Nov 2017 Berghaus GTX Gaiters

It's a bit of a bug-bear of mine to see people out on perfectly good paths with no rain forecast, wearing sparkling gaiters when there's simply no need (it's almost as bad as the pair I once...

Salomon Speedcross Kids Running Shoes 2nd Aug 2017 Salomon Speedcross Kids Running Shoes

Review by Bryn, aged 11.   These shoes are perfect for a lot of different things, running being the best.   This is a list of things that I like about these shoes:   My favorite thing...

New Balance Fresh Foam 17th May 2017 New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v7 Running Shoes

 I was signed up to run the London Marathon in April so it was time for some new road shoes. Sadly a week before the event I learned that due to an administrative error my place had not been...

Mammut Tatlow GTX Approach Shoes 5th Apr 2017 Mammut Tatlow GTX Approach Shoes

Smart and stylish and a long way from the gaudy colours of many other approach shoes, the Tatlow GTX have a leather outer shell with a decent Goretex lining meaning that for the time being at...

Salomon Speedcross Pro 26th Apr 2016 Salomon Speedcross Pro

I’ve reviewed most iterations of the Speedcross range over the past three or four years, almost always opting for them as my favoured shoe for training and longer racing. The Pro is no...

Inov-8 X Talon 200 25th Nov 2015 Inov-8 X-Talon 200 Running Shoes

Just like 5.10 are my favourite rock climbing shoes because they have the stickiest rubber, Inov-8 are my go-to running shoes for the same reason. Perhaps it says something about my climbing and...

41H2NBa+ApL. SX395 14th Oct 2015 Berghaus Vapour Claw Running Shoes

The Berghaus Vapour Light Claw is a running shoe aimed at trail and long distance runners. I have worked them hard by running in all weathers and over some distances, used them as approach shoes...

Montrail Bajda II 12th Oct 2015 Montrail Bajada II #UTMB Limited Edition

Montrail are a new brand to me. Accelerate in Sheffield are now stocking this particular model which I understand is the only one available in the UK at present. It's come about thanks to Columbia...

Five Ten Tennies 21st Jul 2015 Five Ten Tennie Approach Shoe

I was 13 in 1985. It was a formative time for me. Lots of fairly major things in my life happened around that time, but sadly my parents didn't buy me a pair of the world's first approach shoes,...

SealskinzSocks 23rd Jun 2015 Sealskinz Socks

I'd heard mixed reviews about Sealskinz socks. Some said they work, some said they don't. Essentially the are waterproof socks. They keep the water out by means of a Goretex-like membrane which (,...

Edelrid Crocy 7th May 2015 Edelrid Crocy Oasis Kids Climbing Shoes

It's all too common to see young kids climbing in a pair of trainers. The common thinking seems to be that kids feet grow so quickly that it's not cost effective to buy specialist shoes as they...

Zamberland lady Lite GTX RR 28th Apr 2015 Zamberlan Lady Lite GTX RR Walkng Boots

I’ve only ever owned one pair of walking boots prior to these (I was late to the game) and they lasted for 15 years and gave me everything I asked of them, so my next pair had a lot to live up...

Scarpa Zen Pro 21st Apr 2015 Scarpa Zen Pro Approach Shoes

Almost my favourite Approach Shoes ever. But not quite. I don't usually start a review with a summary, but they are that good that I thought they deserved it. In essence they have everything an...

Salomon Trail Gaitor Low 14th Apr 2015 Salomon Trail Gaiter - Low

Having done a fair amount of running in the snow this winter I wanted to try a system to keep the said cold stuff out of my shoes, and in particular, to keep it from balling up on top of the...

Inov 8 Mud Claw 300 1 27th Mar 2015 Mud Claw 300 - Inov-8

Just as Five Ten make the stickiest rubber in the climbing shoe world, Inov-8 seem to have mastered the art for running shoes. This latest pair give more confidence on a variety of surfaces around...

Adidas Terrex Solo Approach Shoes 21st Nov 2014 Adidas Terrex Solo Approach Shoes

Introduction It took a while, but the acquisition of Five Ten by Adidas has finally resulted in some Adidas shoes carrying Stealth rubber. The Terrex Solos are the first of these that i have had...

Salomon XA PRO 3D ULTRA 2 GTX W 5th Sep 2014 XA PRO 3D ULTRA 2 GTX® W Running Shoes - Salomon

At first I found the Saloman quite stiff to wear around the ankle but actually that is part of the durable nature of the shoe and has caused no problems. The lace system means there is always a...

Berghaus Cuesta 417 28th Feb 2014 Berghaus Men's Cuesta Approach Shoe Review

A good solid pair of approach shoes that I have worn virtually every day since getting them and are showing very little signs of wear. They retail at £85. Approach shoes generally fit into two...

Salomon Spikecross 2 29th Jan 2014 Salomon Spikecross Running Shoes

I've run in both Speedcross and Fellcross, so it was a bit of a surprise to hear that Salomon had another varient on the shoe - the Spikecross. Essentially it's much the same as the Fellcross, but...

Zamberlan Crosser 188 11th Sep 2013 Zamberlan Crosser Approach Shoe

Many moons ago my first ever pair of proper walking boots were a par of Zamberlans. I can't recall the actual model, but the brand name has stuck in my memory for nearly three decades! I remember...

Inov8 Trailroc 245 188 12th Jul 2013 Trailroc 245 Running Shoes - Inov-8

Back in April I went to a free natural running clinic and then as a result got some Trailroc 245’s to review. At the start of the year I started running much more consistently. I’ve always...

Scarpa Rebel 23rd Apr 2013 Scarpa Rebel Carbon GTX Mountaineering Boots

Scarpa Rebel Carbon GTX Review by Steve Hodges I had an end of winter trip coming up and needed some new boots. An arthritic toe and long walk-ins had made the thought of my rather dated and...

TNF Single Track GTX 188 17th Apr 2013 The North Face Single-Track GTX XCR Running Shoes

Most of the running I do is off road, and when I say off road, I mean wet, muddy, tussocky, snowy, damp, boggy, rocky, and did I mention wet, as opposed to nice dry and even trails. However,...

Scarpa Curx Approach Shoe 188 12th Apr 2013 Scarpa Crux Approach Shoe

Retailing at £99.99 the Crux are amongst my favourite approach shoes that I’ve worn in recent years. They’re reasonably lightweight (394g) but sturdy workhorses at the same time. I’m a big...

Inov8 Bear Grip 200 180 9th Apr 2013 Inov-8 Bear Grip 200

When speaking to Inov-8 about needing a pair of shoes to cope with the unusual amounts of snow we’ve been having, and the mud that is likely to follow during the thaw they mentioned the Bear...

Salomon Speedcross 188 5th Mar 2013 Salomon Speedcross 3 Running Shoes

Salomon Speedcross 3 A while back I reviewed a pair of Salomon Fellcross running shoes. I complained in the review that the tread was not very good on wet rock. The guys at Salomon suggested I try...

New Balance MTE101GH 25th Oct 2012 New Balance MTE101GH (the green ones!)

There are two things I don’t like about these shoes, but other than that they are fantastic. Firstly the name. Why oh why do they give names like this to shoes? It’s like trying to refer to...

TNF Single Track Hayasa 2nd Oct 2012 The North Face Single Track Hayasa Shoes

TNF's amazingly light weight Single Track Hayasa trainers perform really well. Their tread is good for trail running and I've been on all sorts of terrain on them and felt happy with flexibility...

scarpa vapour v 30th Jul 2012 Scarpa Vapour Velcro

Scarpa Vapour Velcro RRP £79.99 Until a year or two ago I was an avid 5.10 fan. I liked their rubber and that was that. I tried other shoes, but didn’t really feel that anything compared on...

New Balance MT876OR 3rd Jul 2012 New Balance MT876OR Running Shoes

Enjoyed running in these shoes, but the sizings are definitely on the small side. Very light weight at 350g. Plenty of cushioning. The tread is billed as suited to running off road but I’d say...

new balance mt00 minimus heason events 5th Apr 2012 New Balance MT00 Minimus Running Shoe

I’ve been living in or near the Peak for nearly twenty years now and I’ve done a lot of the climbing on offer in the area. Nearly five years ago I moved into a village crammed full of fell...

Karrimor KSB Trek-Lite II eVent 26th Nov 2011 Karrimor KSB Trek-Lite II eVent

I wanted boots that would be lightweight but up to the job of uneven terrain, soggy conditions and long days walking and that is what I got from the Karrimor KSB TrekLite II eVent. They provided...

Scarpa Force 2nd Sep 2011 Scarpa Force Velcro Rock Shoe

It’s been a while since I climbed in Scarpas. The last pair I had were a pair of very stiff lace-ups suited to hard, steep sport climbing which I don’t do much of so I guess I’d gone off the...

25th Aug 2011 Teva P2 Wetsuit Boots

The first thing you notice about the Teva wetsuit boot is that it is a split toe design. The split toe design is commonly found in surfing wetsuit boots as it helps prevent the foot from rolling...

TNF Vindicator GTX 25th Mar 2011 Approach Shoes - TNF Vindicators GTX

Another well engineered shoe from The North Face range, this extremely robust shoe feels like it should last several years of use and abuse. It isn’t super lightweight but, for its weight, it...

Scarpa Voretex GTX 14th Mar 2011 Approach Shoes: Scarpa Vortex GTX

Retailing at £99.99 these are the priciest approach shoes I've tried to date. My last pair of Scarpa's were the trusty Zen's, reviewed nearly 2 years ago. Given that these shoes are still on my...