For many years .. I was a big fan of Brasher boots for clambering the hills ..they were comfortable from day one so didn’t require walking in. But if I am honest.. once they stopped making them in the UK ..long before the Berghaus buy out ..the quality had gone downhill. The stitching rotted quickly and leather cracked across the toes within a year of use.
So personally ... Im delighted to see Berghaus are now producing the Hillmaster II range ..in the hope they return to the original quality of the Brasher boots. There are still plenty Brasher boots for sale in places like Go Outdoors..but I wouldn’t waste my money on them anyhoo ..the last two pairs I had were very disappointing compared to Brasher of old.
As Bobby Dylan sang.. Better start swimming or sink like a stone..cos the times they are a changing ...or that other old song by Nancy Sinatra "Berghaus boots are made for walking "