Berghaus is introducing its own waterproof technology to its footwear range for spring/summer 2013 for the first time. The new Expeditor family includes four hiking boots – two styles for men and two for women – all of which feature AQ waterproof and breathable linings.
Designed for two to three season walking, the Expeditor AQ Leather and Expeditor AQ Suede boots have lasts that are based on their popular Explorer range, and aim to deliver great comfort and performance on fell or field. The EHS (Ergonomic Holding System) lacing keeps feet secure and prevents unnecessary movement, while the dual density Berghaus Dual Core midsole allows for a soft heel strike and foot-flex, but with firmness in the midfoot for good torsional rigidity. The combination encourages a natural and comfortable walking momentum, while underfoot the OPTI-STUD Hiking sole unit provides great security and grip. So lots of technology (and acronyms!) packed into these new boots then.
Added comfort comes from a single density open cell breathable footbed and feet stay dry and comfortable thanks to the inclusion of a membrane incorporating Berghaus’ own waterproof and breathable AQ technology – in fact, it’s the first time that Berghaus has used AQ in its footwear range. The uppers for the men’s and women’s Expeditor AQ Leather boots are made out of waterproof buffed leather combined with high abrasion resistant air mesh, while the uppers in the Expeditor AQ Suede boots are a mixture of the same air mesh and a tough, waterproof suede.
Berghaus say that the Expiditors fit in their footwear collection as ideal walking footwear for moderate hiking and everyday outdoor use. Value for money is also a key point, with price points of £100 (Expeditor AQ Leather) and £85 (Expeditor AQ Suede). The new boots are available from March from Berghaus’ websiteand from specialist outdoor retailers.