Aigle Artemis 2H GTX boots
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- Last updated: 26/01/2017
Aigle Artemis 2 H GTX boots measure 10 ½” at the front (including tongue) and dropping to 8 ¼” at the rear, the main body is manufactured from water repellent suede leather, with a generously padded polyamide upper. It’s lined with a full Gore-Tex® membrane, ensuring they’re completely waterproof and breathable. The anatomical polyurethane Ortholite insole offers long term comfort, is shock absorbing, promotes air circulation around the foot, absorbs moisture and fights odour and bacteria growth.
The rugged Vibram rubber outsole’s flexibility is aided by the low profile rand, which isn’t compromised in strength or toughness due to extra rubber protection being applied at key areas – one of which being the very generous amount of added rubber at the toe cap. The outsole unit, with multi-directional lugs, offers further shock absorption protection and a high level of grip on a wide variety of terrain and in all weather conditions.
All lace retainers are manufactured from metal, treated to be fully weather resistant and are attached to the boot by strong rivets. The layout includes four pairs of low profile captive eyelets and a further five pairs of open, speed-hooks at the top. Although not a new design, the lowest hooks are set back from the rest, so allowing the laces to draw the boot to the contours of the foot. In fact, such is the spacing and positioning of all these ‘anchor points’, in use the boots feel very tactile and fully secure, without sacrificing any of the design’s inherent flexibility. Also, when un-laced, there’s a generous gape, which makes them easy to slip on and off.
The configuration and the combination of materials used for the main body, gives a reassuring and comfortable feel when worn. These boots are suited to tough, rugged hill ascents, as well as lowland grassland stalking, and the well-padded synthetic upper is seen quite clearly, as this makes up the majority of the rear section of the boot, including where they naturally flex at the heel.
Slightly lower, they meet full suede leather, which gives the required level of rigidity and support you require at these areas.
PRICE: SRP £125, sizes 6 – 12 UK (colour – Khaki)
Fabric PR, 0203 326 7331 for nearest stockists
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