I bought these as I'm going on a trip to Nepal at the end of next month and needed some decent trekking/walking boots.
Having used to work in Blacks I know a bit or two about boots and knew Brasher are a well recommended brand as I used to have many customers tell me theirs laster for years before having to buy new ones.
So now I am taking a lesson out of their books and bought the Brasher Fellmaster in a UK 9.
They arrived today and so far I am extremely happy with them. I did try on some other boots at Go Outdoors but these were the best that suited my needs and were most comfortable.
They have reasonably good ankle support (they are a walking/hiking boot afterall - not a mountain boot), and are well designed with a much more modern sleeker look.
The grip is very good despite not having a Vibram sole and the rubberised toes add that extra bit of protection. The sole also has quite a rugged imprint with plenty of nobs and features for grip.
They are extremely comfortable, the leather they use is quite supportive yet forgiving at the same time.
The tongue is a little stiff to begin with but that soon softens up and there is plenty room for a decent pair of hiking socks and allowing your feet to swell a little when you go out walking/hiking.
Overall I am extremely pleased with these boots.
I will give an update when I get back from Nepal.
After having tried and tested these boots in Nepal on the way to Everest Base Camp - I must say I HIGHLY recommend them. Mine have now been used and abused and are still going strong.
I find that they are good for both walking/hiking in and also for casual out and about wearing when the laces are eased off and aren't so tight. Then are now well and truly worn is so very comfortable.
I saw many other hikers with bigger stiffer mountain boots on doing the same terrain and these lasted me just fine. I also used these in conjunction with Brasher's Brasher Explorer 4 Hiking Socks 2 Pack UK 5.5 -7.5
(although in size 8-10) and were lovely. Kept my feet warm and dry in the cold and the wool wicked sweat away to keep them fairly cool in the warm. Definitely well worth the combination!
I still definitely give these 5 star.