The Kimtah is a great trail shoe for less demanding walking – lightweight and really well cushioned underfoot, they provide instant comfort.
The leather and mesh upper is waterproof and breathable thanks to the Event membrane, and Teva’s ‘Mush Infused’ and ‘ShocPad’ cushioning in the sole gives you some idea from the names alone just how squishy the Kimtah feels under your feet.
This means it’s not really suitable for the more demanding terrain that the Mammut Redburn of La Sportiva Xplorer are designed for, but then that’s not really what it’s aimed at – think more easy hikes in the Lakes and Dales than rocky adventures in the Alps and Dolomites.
The plush feel is further aided by good but not too stiff support from the uppers and a roomy toe box that gives your pinkies plenty of breathing and wiggle space.
Teva’s Spider365 rubber sole is adequately tacky and reasonably well lugged so provides ample grip on the kind of terrain the Kimtah is designed for. Overall this is a decent option for less serious trail walking.