‘A proper traditional tank of a super-solid walking boot, albeit with added refinement to the ankle collar and top-notch build quality’
Outdoors Magic: Great build quality, stiff sole, good all-round grip, full-ish rand, slightly narrower fit, solid, reasonable comfort. Wider lasting in forefoot.
Outdoors Tragic: A little heavy and clumpy. Not cheap.
Outdoors Grabbit? The Vioz Plus is aimed squarely at folk who want a proper, traditional, solidly-engineered boot with lots of underfoot stiffness, but with decent comfort levels. If that’s you, it hits the marks nicely. The chassis is comfortable enough for walking thanks to a curved rocker, but properly stiff making it a little clompy, but stable on uneven terrain. It works well with heavy loads too. And while the leather uppers are quite solid, the flex-zone ankle cuff and internal padding keeps things comfortable. It’s not a light boot either, but the full rand should help it last for years of normal use.
Full leather hill and mountain walking boot / Hydrobloc full-grain leather uppers / full rubber rand except at heel / Flex System ankle zone / Gore-Tex lining / Zamberlan Vibram Darwin WL outsole / Double Density PU Wedge midsole / Wide last for extra forefoot space
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