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      Can anyone recommend to me a pair of fabric boots or approach shoes, or ‘mids’ with a decent luggy sole.

      Meindl fit my feet but their fabric mid has a contagrip sole which in my opinion isn’t very good when walking for long periods.


    • #16379


      I’ve had several pairs of Salomon Quest 4D’s, non of which have been very waterproof or very grippy – they too have a Contagrip® sole. They are however, very comfortable.

    • #16380


      @Alan Yes. Ideally I want vibram soles. The salamon toe box is too narrow for me though.

    • #16381


      I’ve just bought a pair of the version 3 after wearing out some version 2s – the tread pattern is significantly improved. Hopefully this pair will last longer than the last ones. As you say, very comfortable!

      (Sorry, OP, I know you say the Salomon toebox is no good for you but just wanted to share on the sole improvement)

    • #16382


      I tried asolo boots but they were very narrow. Now have a pair of salewa MTN trainer mid (which are boots despite the name) very comfy but with a good supportive vibram sole. They are still untested but I trust vibram (I did read a punters review claiming they didn’t have good grip though). They do look like some roller blades from the 80s!

    • #16383


      I tend to buy Scarpa Vortex. I just checked mine, which are GTX which I assume means Goretex, however the big hole I put my foot through, would suggest to me limited water tightness. Over the years I have had a few pairs of these and done loads of walking and found the grip good and the shoes comfy and long lasting.

    • #16384


      I’ve got Merrell Moab 2 GTX and they are decent and have Vibram soles as you want. There is an approach shoe version if you prefer that which is near identical, I also have those for day to day wear.

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