Although I’m on a bit of a gear abstinence kick this year, footwear is always an issue and after James’ discovery of the limitations of the Fastpackers, I’ve been having a look around for possible replacements. Inov-8 Roclite 390s were ruled out instantly because I found the 320s slippery on wet rock last year.
I’ve been a fan of Montrail for a while. My Hardrocks have seen quite a lot of wear. Their replacements, the Sabino have a waterproof mid version. It doesn’t appear to be on sale in the UK. In fact it looks like Montrail might disappear from the UK. Rock + Run have them as a clearance brand. Lyon Outdoor appear not to be their distributors anymore. The distributors page on the Montrail website doesn’t list the UK. Let’s hope it’s only temporary.
In the end, the only close comparative is the Adidas Terrex Fast X FM Mid GTX, so I’ve ordered a pair. I can always use them for dog walking if they aren’t quite right. I get through a pair of shoes every year. I ordered grey rather than red!