The Vibram sole, moulded from confidence inspiring HydroGrip rubber, is the ultimate in wet traction. The boot is shaped to provide ankle support whilst remaining low profile to fit comfortably in a kayak and the insole can be removed if you want extra space inside for thick socks. The upper is reinforced from heel to toe with thick scratch rubber. For hike-ins scouting and portaging the Gradient is tougher than ever.
|3 mm CR neoprene layered mesh scratch rubber
|Lace up Boot with reduced heel Pull tabs
|Laces for Secure Fit
|418 g (9)
|Open Tongue Double Stitched Seams
|Multitendo sole pattern Vibram HydroGrip compound. The rubber compound provides excellent grip on wet rock, whilst the sole is designed for traction in mud and debris, which are easily dispersed from the open contours
|Stretch neoprene collar against grit ingress One piece scratch rubber toe side and heel protection Solid TPU reinforcement Low profile heel
Second pair of colour co-ordinated laces
|Cushioning midsole Removable insole to adjust fit EVA layer for comfort without insole
|Paddling specific shape to accommodate drysuit socks
Excellent White Water Boot and fitted well in my Ripper
I needed to buy a hard soled boot as I was booked onto a White Water Safety and Rescue course at PYB and only had a soft soled wetsuit boot. I was concerned the boot would feel big inside my Ripper 2 kayak but in fact it was an excellent fit. The boot performed well during the course on the River Dee and the Upper Trweryn on rocky ground. With regards to size i am size 10 and bought a size 10. Worn a dry suit with a sock underneath and it fitted fine. Overall a great water shoe and now my go to piece of footwear. I would definitely recommend buying them if you need that harder sole etc.
Ian Conder | St Albans | June 2023