Best boots I have ever had!
I am an avid hiker who fell on Mt Washington 5 years ago while wearing another boot. I asked a female who works on the summit and does rescue work about her boots and she raved about this product. It took me 10 months before I could walk normally and resume hiking ( Mountain climbing ) and I could not believe how wonderful this boot is. No break in period at all. I've never had a blister, toes stay in place and they are comfortable. It took a while for me to "believe and trust" the boot as far as grip. Recently while going through high water I discovered they are waterproof.....I didn't realize and was thrilled as it was a 10 mile 4700' hike. I do notice after 5 years and many many miles that the bottoms are beginning to slip on smooth rock. I guess 5 years is a long time for a boot so I am going to buy another pair!
I bought these boots in late winter hoping they would be broken in by the hiking season came around. It took a few weeks but now they are quite comfortable. I recommend them for people as a great starter to intermediate hiking boot...unfortunately for me, knee length mud even with gaiters does not keep your feet dry and for long backpacking trips just a bit more support would have been preferable. Despite that they are great for day hikes or weekend trips with a lighter pack I still love them and wear them more often than any other show I own!
I bought these over a year ago for backcountry camping and they are still going strong. I was very worried that I would have to break them in before my weeklong hike but to the contrary these are the first pair of hiking boots that did not require that painful new shoe blister period. They kept my feet nice and dry while stomping thought mud puddles and creeks in Shenandoah. They have good traction and great ankle support for climbing over rocks.
Love these boots!
Lighter in weight than the full leather version, but great for my 12 day backpacking trip in Glacier this July. The heel seemed narrower than some other brands and that helped to hold my heel in place, keeping it blister free. The toe box was roomy and my feet were happy. Break-in time was minimal--a few short hikes in the creek bed, no hills where I live. I did add some gel heel cups, but used the manufacturer's insoles.
I have had these for about 6 months now and have yet to find a time where these boots have let me down. Living in the northcountry of New York one never knows what the weather will be, but these boots preform in mud, rain, snow, sleet, ice, well you name it basicly. From around town, to the day hikes, to the long packing trips these boots rock! Couldn't ask for a more bomber pair.
The most comfortable hiking boot ever
I live in upstate New York and I have used these boots hiking all four seasons. I will admit they are not great in extreme cold and deep snow, but still usable in the winter. I have had these boots for at least 9 years and I am just thinking about buying a new pair. The good news is they are still available. I highly recommend this boot
Not the best boot for winter hiking, my feet get pretty cold easily. Great boot for summer hiking and I do wear them all winter long as my everyday shoe. Best advice would be to make sure you have them broken in before you take them on a real hike, I got some pretty nasty blisters the first time, but I love these boots!
These boots ROCK!
I love the fit and the style of the boots. I have worn them for a couple of weeks now and have enjoyed them thoroughly. In December I
plan to take them on a hike of the South Kaibab
and Bright Angel Trails in the Grand Canyon and
I am sure they will not let me down.
I absolutely love these boots, haven't tried them out yet in the cold but in summer and fall they are spectacular.. worked outdoors in Bahamas for one month, my feet didn't even know! Highly recommend them to anyone who hikes, works outdoors, walks alot.. they are fully functional and cute enough to wear all the time!
i love these boots
I knew these were the boots for me when trying them on. Not too heavy, great support and on the trail, great traction and comfortable. I got them in December here in Maine and the cold snowy winter was no problem.