The Gore Tex lined Roclite 390s have caused much debate since their launch last year. Now we have the non-waterproof version, the Roclite 370, to stir it up again. They look much the same, but slightly lighter and they’re a better colour. Flexible, a grippy sole, and of course that ankle cuff that sets them apart. I don’t wear boots, but I do like mids as they keep the crap out, take a Kahtoola crampon and don’t interfere with the natural movement of your ankle that boots rob you of. I found the cuff on the 390s too restrictive, but just in my hand the 370’s cuff feels more flexible. Partly because there’s no waterproof liner? I won’t miss the liner. I don’t care what Leeds Uni says, lined boots are warmer. That’s what made the 390 a good winter choice.
After a quick gad about the garden all I can say is that they fit me and they feel pretty good. There will be much more to come on these I’m certain.