I thought it only fair to point out this thread on fabric boots on OM , to which I have made a contribution. As most of you will know I have been a fan of both Salomon Fastpacker GTX and AKU NS 564 boots. If you are thinking of buying these boots, it’s only fair to point out that others have had less favourable experiences than me.
I’ve never had any grip problems with the Fastpackers, but others have, perhaps in conditions that I’ve not experienced. There is also a disturbing story about a pair of NS 564s disintegrating. Mine are still in one piece but I’ve not used them much recently.
I felt I ought to break radio silence to point this out. I’m going back into hibernation now. See you in September.