What are they?
Anatom Q2 Classic Hiking Boots RRP: £130.00
- Upper: Finest 2.5mm Italian Full Grain Waterproof Leather.
- Membrane: tri.aria Membrane System.
- Lining: Hydrophobic Interface One.
- Last: Comfort.
- Insole: Anatom Bioform Ultralite Footbed
- Midsole: Calibrated Bylon.
- Outsole: Vibram Grivola.
- Weight: 775g (size 42half pair).
Anatom Footwear was developed in Scotland and handcrafted in Europe – and thoroughly tested out on boggy fells, rocky ridges and winter peaks.
The Anatom Q2 is constructed with Italian leather and features a waterproof membrane and Vibram Grivola soles, Ideal for wherever your adventure may take you, these boots are designed to provide both support and protection to your feet keeping you comfortable, stable and dry in a variety of terrains.
After a decent number of walks wearing my Anatom Q2 Classic Hiking Boots, I thought it was a good time to write my inaugural Camping with Style review.
I’ve recently rediscovered the joys of walking outdoors, and after hill walks up in Scotland and in Wales, I’d been on the lookout for a decent pair of boots for my outdoor adventures and the Anatom Q2 seemed like the ideal choice.
Perhaps the logical place to start is with a comment on how the boots look, and I was immediately drawn to their classic styling and dark brown leather uppers.
Boots like this have a timeless look and can be slung on with pretty much anything.
Of course, looking good doesn’t mean anything when it comes to performance, and with hiking boots, practicality and comfort are key. I found the boots a comfortable fit, supporting my feet in all the right places. I have high arches which can often cause problems with footwear but I found no such problems wearing these boots.
The lacing system is quick and easy, there’s no struggle to pull your boots on, I just slipped my feet straight in and found it intuitive to hook and cross the laces to secure the boots in place.
Countryside walks are one thing, but the boots really came into their own on a Peak District hill walk. On a recent post-lockdown walk, ascending a decent-sized hill, I noticed and appreciated more than ever, the ankle support which left me feeling stable and confident even on the way back down.
The boots are very well cushioned too and whilst feeling secure around my ankle, thanks to the padding, they don’t cause any discomfort or irritating rubbing with movement.
The footbed also felt very cushioned. I am a rather tall chap with a bouncing stride, so usually feel a thud in my heels when walking. These boots however excelled in this area and every stride felt cushioned, leaving feeling confident in my footing.
Being the adventurous type I had to give these boots a full test, which gave me the perfect excuse to seek out extra tress and boulders to clamber all of which left me feeling super confident and stable thanks to the grip provided by the Vibram Grivola outsole.
Stomping through puddles and crossing streams wasn’t an issue either as these boots have a specially designed waterproof and breathable membrane to keep moisture out whilst also letting your feet breath, together with the uppers which are made from 2.4mm Italian Full Grain Waterproof Leather so the boots do a great job of keeping your feet dry.
Another benefit of these boots is how surprisingly light they are, and I got very little foot fatigue even after a long hike; they felt as comfortable heading back as they did on the way out.
As these are the first new walking boots I’ve had in a long while, I’ve been eager to wear them out at every possible opportunity. From local woodland walks to more challenging hill walks in the Peak District, I’m happy to say that they impressed me on all fronts.
I really love the classic look of these boots and combined with the waterproof leather upper and highly capable soles, I found them surprisingly lightweight and comfortable to wear for long day hikes. The Anatom Q2 Classic is a walking boot you can’t go wrong with, and they certainly put a spring in my step in more ways than one!
DISCLOSURE | Thank you to Project X Adventures for supplying the featured product for us to test. We were not paid to write this review.
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