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Stiff and uncomfortable
on 24 May 2014
At £70 RRP reduced to £27 this looked like a bargain even if they weren't perfect - wrong! First impressions were OK. I usually take 10.5s and these were, if anything, generous. I did wonder why I couldn't seem to tighten the laces sufficiently but was very pleased with the toe-room so ignored other signs.
I needed a sturdy sole to cope with stony paths and they performed well, transmitting no discomfort to the feet. However, this was probably because they were solid and inflexible, and after a while I began to notice the weight too. It was hard on the feet having so little give underneath, and the inability to tighten the laces enough to stop my feet moving around meant it was like walking on two sloppy platforms. The stiff upper exacerbated the sole inflexibility.
I was desperate to reach the end of a 4 mile walk. Too late to return the shoes - I should have heeded the warning niggles. I've now bought some Berghaus Prognosis 10.5s which so far seem vastly better.
The moral? If £70 reduced to £27 seems too good to be true, it probably is.