Bestard Canyon Guide (SAR edition)
This new and revolutionary boot has been designed and manufactured specifically to offer maximum performance in adventure-sport activities where humid conditions and wet, slippery environments are the norm: caving, canyoning, tropical and monsoon-season treks and the like. The designs have thus been developed and the materials selected to satisfy without compromise the most demanding requirements in the following essential areas.
This is the SAR (search and rescue) edition, which means it has a stab proof innersole, reinforced toe cap and stainless steel lace eyes for salt environments.
GRIP: the non-marking Vibram Best Idrogrip outsole offers optimal adhesion on wet and slippery surfaces.
DURABILITY: careful selection of materials at the cutting edge of technology in boot manufacture provides maximum resistance to wear and tear both from mechanical abrasion and from permanent contact with water.
COMFORT-PROTECTION-SECURITY: the boot design, its low weight and its special lacing system offer maximum adaptation to and support of the foot, guaranteeing high levels of comfort, efficiency and freedom of movement. This translates to optimal performance from the same boot during both the approach and the water-intensive activity itself. Particular design features include efficient evacuation of water from the inside and the cuff-closure option of the inbuilt gaiter which eliminates the entry of small pebbles.
Security is enhanced by our special lacing system.
Directions: lace up over forefoot and fix laces in lace-blocker (A).
Lace up cuff and make secure knot. Lift up webbing-loop (B) and tuck both knot and excess laces into lower pocket (C).
Close gaiter with elastic drawcord (D) and tuck drawcord into upper pocket (E)
The volume of the last can be summarized as follows (from most spacious to least spacious):
1: Canyon Guide
2: Canyon Guide Lady
3: Aqua Pro
When Bestard made the Canyon Guide, they used their widest and most spacious last (Europa HXW, where H means High over the wrist, and XW means eXtra Wide). To this last the designer added a supplement of some mm at the bottom, in order to make it really spacious so that people could use 5mm neoprene sock without going up in size.
It seemed that in general this last was working well, except for people with very narrow feet, mainly women. Therefore, we created the Canyon Guide Lady, where Bestard used the same Europa HXW last, but without the supplement.
Finally, for the Aqua Pro, as this is a shoe which is used also a lot outside water, we are using the normal shoe-last Latina, which is even a bit smaller/more narrow in size than normal boot lasts. On the other hand, the accordion lacing makes it quite adaptable
- Sizes : UK size 5 (euro 38) to UK size 11 (euro 46). Note: smaller and larger sizes available on demand.
- Upper: H2O Microtech y Cordura® / Rubber PRO
- Lining : Hidro-Mesh
- Midsole : Bestflex 2 / Flexible
- Footbed : Anatomic
- Sole : Vibram® Best Idrogrip + EVA
- Weight : 1.170 grs / par (Size 8)
- Other characteristics : Special lacing system