Haglöfs Observe GT Surround
360g (UK 8.5)
This is a bit of a mix and match shoe; happy to handle long walks in the hills, it also lends itself to running easily. Indeed, as far as we’re concerned its far more of a lightweight running shoe than walking boot, although apparently the walking crowd quite like it thanks to its supportive base. What is certain is that the Gore-Tex upper is nice and breathable and there’s a definite light and flexible feel off what you’d describe as a solid base. Grip is acceptable for most paths and moderately damp conditions, making it an everyday shoe. It looks good, feels good and works off a 10mm drop.
Verdict: Everyday type of shoe for most conditions.