The Barrier GTX is a seriously expensive boot, but it proved a favourite through last year’s exceptionally cold and snowy British winter.
The complete double skin, Gore-Tex lined and Thinsulate insulated design with a lace locked inner boot is both warm and comfortable under the zippered gaiter cover. The combination of thick padded neoprene inner cuff and tall outer cuff makes them impressively sealed against the elements.
A close ﬁt means you need to go up a size for them to be circulation-friendly. The hard tread lugs are a bit slippery but the sole is very stiff under power and it’s toe stud compatible.