Aigle Artemis High Leg GTX Boots
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- Last updated: 26/01/2017
Standing 10” high, you certainly feel the benefit that the extra outer leather framework has to offer over Aigle’s similar but shorter 8” Field Boot. The upper is manufactured from split leather, polyamide and ‘synthetic’ material well suited to the rough and tumble of the high and rough terrain they’re designed for. The polyamide lining holds generous internal ‘padding’ and a true Gore-tex membrane allows them to be fully waterproof yet breathable so sweat can still be allowed to wick away and air circulate.
Aigle use their ‘X-Act’ concept, the term they’ve given for the ‘shoe architecture’ (overall design), to optimise foot support throughout. This maintains that the heel to toe footbed stays true for a high degree of wearer comfort but is forgiving enough to fl ex and still give solid support from the lower heel to the ankle area and beyond. Lacing is catered for by four pairs of captive loops and fi ve pairs of speed hooks.
The toe has a generous rubber bumper and the heel is reinforced for extra protection and the grip given on muddy ground is one of the major plus points. The full Vibram rubber outsole is durable and shows an interesting cleat pattern. The fl exible sole is strong and rugged due to the length of the ‘cleat-less’ gap between heel and toe section. This design connects these two areas offering a ‘mid-sole’ bridge with what are known as rappelling bars. This unique design offers superb grip on varied types of terrain and the lower section even has in-built shock absorbing qualities.
Aigle Artemis High Leg GTX boots are available in sizes 7 – 11UK in Olive/Khaki and are priced at £130. Boots kindly supplied for review by www. countryhouseoutdoor.co.uk