The foray into the wonderful world of testing boots continues with the Brasher Kanaga’s. They’re a B1 rated winter boot, but they look anything but. The styling is that fell-walking thing, like old Meindl Burma’s or something. Now, I’m not being nasty here, lots of winter boots are all disco-y with their colours and their shiny silver, so we need some badass but traditional and approachable models out there to keep the balance.
The outsole is a cracker, a Vibram Foura. Deep, square edged lugs to bite deep, the heel is a square edged block for sinking into snow on descent. There’s a full rand to save the nubuck upper from the worst of abrasion from the neve too.
They’re chunky, they feel robust, but with a bit of flex on both the sole and the upper. I’ll see how much that ankle cuff eases off. It’s well padded, a nice leather lining on the cuff, so my ankles should be okay until they soften up.
There’s a Gore-Tex lining, smooth running eyelets for the laces and the tongue is well formed and padded for taking the compression from crampons straps.
Boots are moving on which is good. I’ve learned that there’s models out there that don’t upset my flexible feet sensibilities, hopefully these’ll join the fun.