Kamati GTX Travel Boot Review
From time-to-time here at MyTravelCorner we receive requests to review products. We don’t usually take time to review products but this week we made an exception. As we receive quite a bit of interest from people looking for a decent travel shoe, we thought we could provide our readers with an interesting review.
Thanks to Brasher.co.uk we received a brand new pair of Kamati GTX boots which we were happy to try out and give you our verdict. This travel boot is available in Chocolate Leather or Chocolate Nubuck. We received a pair of Chocolate Nubuck’s and to test the shoes we went walking in the countryside.
So how does the shoe perform? We have taken a look at some of the things we think make a decent travel shoe, read on to find out more.
You can’t beat this boot on comfort. After a lengthy walk through the countryside we found the shoe to provide comfort from start to finish. The padded interior gives enough comfort for your foot whilst the Gore-Tex material means your foot can breathe whilst remaining dry. The boot comes high enough to provide decent ankle support but not too high to restrict movement.
This lightweight boot is perfect for travelling as it won’t weigh you down. Underfoot your legs won’t get tired and within the backpack it won’t strain your back (if you can fit them in).
These boots are very well made and durable. The thick leather sole is solid and provides you with plenty of grip. The inner shoe seems to be stitched well with a neat finish.
Though ultimately this comes down to personal taste, the Kamata GTX travel boot isn’t the prettiest boot in the cupboard. However it doesn’t look bad either and can be worn for multiple occasions as the boot has a smart casual appearance. Whether you are touring the city or walking through the country, this shoe is suitable for either occasion.
Nubuck leather is made from the outer hide of an animal that has been sanded or buffed to give a fine velvety texture. In fact it is similar to Suede but the difference is that Nubuck leather is made from the outer skin of the hide, giving it greater strength. However on the downside the material is easy to mark (as we found out) and when wet will go darker in colour like suede.
These boots don’t come cheap, purchasing a brand new pair of boots will cost you £110.00. This seems to be a little on the expensive side. That said you don’t want to scrimp and save on travel shoes you intend on wearing every day. After all if you do plenty of walking you want your shoes to last you which raises the question, will the Kamati GTX Boot’s last?
So does the Kamati GTX boot make a good travel shoe?
Overall we think the boots would make great travel boots for everyday walking. They are durable enough to last if you are looking for a shoe that will provide you with ankle support, which is lightweight and suitable for multiple occasions, the Kamati GTX boot is for you; that is if you are willing to fork out the £110 asking price. However we strongly suggest that you purchase the Kamati GTX boot in Chocolate Leather as the Chocolate Nubuck boot is easily marked and scuffed and greater care is needed. In conclusion Kamati GTX Boot does makes a decent travel shoe but comes at a high cost.
Compare the Kamati boots with the Tour GTX travel shoes and find out which shoe we think make a better travel shoe.