Designed for day to day trail duties the V1 Trail shoe from Anatom can handle everything from fast paced hiking to scrambling. Providing comfort, durability, traction and support Anatom have combined a number of technologies and materials to create this ideal trail shoe. The ex.ventia breathable membrane means it is more suited for dry weather use while the durable, high traction sole
Anatom Footwears all new V1 Trail shoe has just been reviewed by TGO... and they loved it! The full review is copied below, or you can view it on the TGO website here.
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"The Anatom V1 is the first trail shoe from the Scottish manufacturer, and it is an impressively stable shoe. From the moment its put on, the flat base demonstrates very little roll. Its billed as a multi-activity shoe, but its focus is clearly aimed at speedy walkers and perhaps a little scrambling.
The underfoot EVA cushioning is thick and soft, making it immediately comfortable for walking. Beware that this is not always a sign that it will be comfortable with a little wear (especially true when there is a lot of give in the heel that can cause rubbing), but after testing these on several trails and scrambling in Wales they remained as comfortable as the day I put them on. The stability something that Anatom boots are known for is further enhanced by an external heel cradle support, which adds to an already fairly solid heel cup. For my fit, the outer heel arches were a little high something that has caused misery for some boots, but there was give and I felt no adverse effects. If this is something you are susceptible to, however, give them a good try first.
The upper of the V1 is made from a mix of polyester mesh, suede and air-permeable PU Nubuck. It uses Tri.aria, which is their own membrane that is water resistant. It performed very impressively going through soggy Welsh bog off Y Gribin ridge, with only slight seepage after a deep puddle. It is also breathable, but putting in any membrane causes breathability to diminish, a reason some walkers prefer membrane-free shoes.
The Trail-Grip 1 outsole it uses offers great traction scrambling up wet rocks although for serious scrambling all day youll want something with more support and down soggy grass inclines. The squared tread pattern also helped it was clearly better than the rounded pattern on my Merrell Chameleon (a shoe this Anatom has now replaced for lightweight walking). Theres also a reasonable toe box offering some protection. The thick tongue is similarly comfortable and the lacing system is simple. The fit is fairly wide. Their leather boots, it should be noted, come in two different lasts.
The weight is a reasonable 805 gms (size 42) too heavy for any running, but fine for hill walking and good given it has a membrane.
Some will find the thickness and cushion of the sole too heavy and to far removed from feeling the ground, and the water proof membrane means they are not as breathable as those without theyll also be slower to dry. However, if you are looking for a sturdy shoe for hill walking and suitable for a bit of climbing these are a highly recommended choice, and even more impressive when you learn it is Anatoms first trail shoe.
Likes: Cushioning, price, comfort
Dislikes: membrane at the expense of breathability"