Aigle Cherbrook MTD boots
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- Last updated: 26/01/2017
Recently Aigle has added two new models of boot to their range of footwear suitable for the hunter and outdoorsman - these being the La Crosse and those featured here, the Cherbrook MTD. To those familiar with their products it’s immediately obvious that they haven’t strayed too far from their usual overall outward configuration and of course use a sensible mix of modern and effective materials in manufacture.
The ‘Cherbrook’ ticks all the right boxes in terms of features such footwear requires - that being to offer wearer comfort, afford good grip underfoot and give protection from the elements. Measuring 6” at the rear and rising to 8” at the ‘well-padded tongue’ area - even though they have a very strong and ‘heavy’ looking all-terrain sole, they’re surprisingly lighter than they seem which is most noticeable in use!
The full grain leather and polyamide upper combine to give a reassuring, comfortable and solid supporting feel while the anatomical, polyamide on EVA insole feels equally comfortable underfoot. The polyamide lining holds a generous amount of internal ‘padding’ plus the waterproof and breathable MTD membrane.
Polyamide fabric is more commonly known as nylon. It’s extremely hard-wearing and resistant to oils, greases, solvents and alkalis. Other beneficial characteristics are its very resistant to wear, tear and abrasion. It gives a good level of dimensional stability and is also strong and tough. So as you can imagine, just the type of material that’s needed for manufacturing outdoor footwear such as this.
Lacing is catered for by four pairs of captive retainers and three pairs of open speed hooks. Further wearer comfort is aided by the design of the padded top section as it neatly curves down at the rear offering a high level of unrestricted movement. The toe and heel are generously reinforced for extra protection and the grip the cleat design affords is certainly a major plus point.
This rubber outsole is Aigle’s own design and can best be described as an eclectic mix of medium and large aggressive cleats configured quite randomly. The unique design gives an assured grip on a wide variety of terrain and is easy to clean. Also the addition of generous sized ‘toe raisers’ are useful when walking up slippery slopes plus the raised heel is very robust.
PRICE: RRP £75 available in size 8 – 12UK
CONTACT: fabric.pr 07841 870 645 for nearest stockist www.fabricpr.com www.bisley-uk.com
FOR:Well built, relatively light, good overall design and comfortable
AGAINST:Not a lot
VERDICT:Another quality boot that ticks all the right boxes for footwear designed for hunters and outdoorsmen