|Heel Height:||1 1⁄2 in|
|Weight:||2 lbs 1 oz|
These are a really high quality winter boot, and when i first ordered them (geez, this is a whole other story), my UPS driver left them at the end of my driveway at my mailbox right before X-mas and somebody stole them, but backcountry was amazing and sent a replacement set out right away...anyway, i thought that the inner boots were snug and hurt the bones in my feet from the memory foam scrunching them together (actually, when i initially tried them on for about 30-45 minutes they didn't feel too uncomfortable, it was the next day when i woke up and tried to walk that i realized how bad things were and that they had squished my foot bones!), so i had to return them...
BUT, I wish i had read the reviews about breaking them in and wearing them for at least a few hours (or many more) to let the memory foam liner mold to your foot since many other people seem to have had this snugness problem as well, so, i have since re-ordered them from a site where I found them at a great discount and after some initial dicomfort the first two days, they are feeling really good. Its now taken about a week for the inner boot to get to where i feel like it is totally stretched out and molded correctly to my foot.
I feel that they run true to size, as i am always a 10 in everything and after the memory foam has given, i even have a tiny amount of wiggle room now, so i would not recommend ordering up, just be patient with them. These probably wouldn't be uncomfortable in the beginning for the average person, as i have lupus and arthritis and semi-wide feet to boot (no pun intended), and alot of shoes/boots are uncomfortable for me. The arch support is fantastic, they are amazingly warm, seem well built & durable, and have really helped out with my Raynauds over the past week (no way you're getting cold feet in these, and i literally have the coldest feet on earth!). Thanks backcountry for your great customer service amidst all the chaos of the holidays!
Got'm, love'm. They feel like heaven in a shoe! They are so plush and cushy. I wish my other shoes were as comfy. They are light weight, not heavy, however they are stiff. That is because the liners come up atleast mid calf. They may develop a bend to them as they get worn in, but Baffin should create an optional shorter version of the liner. I am more then pleased with them though. They are bulky looking, but someone even told me they were cute!I am able to drive the car with them on no problem, I can cross my legs with them on and not feel awkward, and can now walk in the deep snow instead of the snow-packed icey walkways. In fact, I can walk all over the place now with no worries.Sizing- I wear a 9; I used to try and squeeze my feet into an 8 1/2, but then I grew up. With the liners on, that is kind of what I feel like I am doing. The fit is snug and I can feel some preasure on my big toe, however, without the liners they would be fine I am sure. The liners give you that extra security, keeping the boot on your foot. They shouldn't be roomy with the liners in I don't think anyway. I was also wearing midweight wool socks. It isn't uncomf., but more form fitting, as I said, giving you more security like custom boots would I guess.Did I mention they are warm? My feet were not sweating in these in or out doors with wool socks on. They do a great job of regulating the temp.
I am attaching a picture of them tightened and secured.
My husband and I purchased these boots for our Christmas presents to each other. We actually couldn't wait for Christmas so as soon as they were delivered we put them on. What a joy to have our feet warm finally. We have had many a pair of packs/mucks/whites and yet have never been as warm as these. Comfortable too. Yes, they are a little on the tight side when you first wear them, but by-golly they form to your feet. I walked 8 miles behind a large herd of cattle while my husband lead them in a tractor to our ranch. I was never cold one time. It was not a nice day either, ice rain, winter white out and windy... but we made it. Love the length of the boot, the band around the top to keep the snow out, the easy buckles to tighten them, and especially the easy slip on and slip off of them. I did ask the salesman if they had a removable liner and he said no... low and behold you can take the liner out as they need to be dried out if you happen to sweat at all. They are the best boots that we have ever purchased... They are ever so light.... easy to walk in. Sad to say that we found both pair of them in a store here in MT. for about 50 dollars less a pair than what you are selling them for... nevertheless, we love them and thank you for introducing them to us...
Hey everyone, just wanted to post this in case someone like me is out there and didn't happen upon this yet...I wear these alot and walk my dog a couple miles a day in these when the temps are cold, and when you wear a rubber boot that can't breathe its gonna build up moisture somewhere in the boot. This boot does a fantastic job of keeping sweat/moiture away from your feet by wicking it to the outside of the inner boot, and that is where i found all of my yummy sweat the other day. The inside rubber was pretty socked full of moisture , yet the liner was still holding up and doing a great job of keeping my feet dry (barely any wetness to the touch on the outside of the liner, inside of the liner was totally dry of course). So, if you wear these alot (like hours every day) i'd recommend taking the liners out every day and letting them air dry overnight, also take out the orange rubber grid insole thingys that are under the liners so that you can take a paper towel or rag and wipe up all the moisture that has built up inside the entire rubber part of the boot. I just worry that if this isn't done at least once in a while wouldn't/couldn't mold/mildew and other great stuff start to accumulate in there? I know this sounds so gross but i felt i had to share...hope this helps...
Ordered these boots for myself & two daughters, age 12 & 14. I normally wear a 7.5, ordered an 8 and love the snug fit. My daughters on the other hand didn't and I ordered up 1.5 sizes for each of them. I believe it's because they were accustom to how other boots with felt liners are a little sloppy feeling. They are happy and I have relief if they're feet grow any more! We all have somewhat narrow feet (especially in the heel for the girls) so a very slight slipping inside of boot on the heel...no biggie, keeping these babies!
I LOVE THESE BOOTS. They are absolutely amazing, and incredibly warm!!! I seriously have trekked through ice, snow, rain, etc. with these puppies on and have felt like I was walking on a nice memory foam mattress the entire time. Bring it on, winter! I'm ready for ya with these boots!
The boots are true to size--I wear between a 9-10 and got the 9s. They fit perfectly! Love the comfort and the lining. Strangely, too, the boots do not feel terribly heavy/clunky, either. I've actually run short distances in mine.
I bought these boots for a dog mushing trip on the north slope of Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle. Temp during our trip was -10 to -40. Pros: comfortable, fit well, socks stayed dry Cons: Normal foot perspiration went to thru to the bottom bottom layer of the boot, where ice crystals formed. My wool socks stayed dry, my feet were frozen from the ice. Had to literally wipe the ice out of the boots with a towel at the end of the day. The insole inserts also were frozen. I contacted Baffin - they wanted to send me a new pair. No thanks! After 7 days of cold feet I will never trust this brand again.