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Bellamont Suede

rated 4 of 5 stars The shoes are solid, well made, and can handle a lot more than they are designed for. I used them to carry packs off-trail in scary steep terrain as well as around town. The shoe is very lightweight, but has a solid Vibram sole underneath, giving it the ability to multi-task. It could use more support for super heavy loads, but again, it is not designed for that. Buy this shoe if you want something lightweight to wear around that can handle those last minute trips to the trail. This shoe might… Full review

Utah Top GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Best backpacking boots I've ever had. Well, since this doesn't seem to be a popular boot company and there are no reviews on it, let me be the first. I love these boots. I researched for over six months trying to find a boot for a thru hike on the AT. I wanted to buy USA made boots and tried several pair of Danners and they just were too narrow for my feet. Although the toe box appears to be narrow, I have plenty of room, but I am using only 3/4 inserts allowing more room for my toes to wiggle around. Full review

Tribute GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Good boots, especially for the price. I picked these guys up for $75 on STP. That said, had I had to pay full price I would probably be a bit disappointed. As described on the AKU website, they're not the most technical or rigid boot in the world, though I wore them on a short (20 mi / 30 km) backpacking trip with an absurdly heavy pack over easy/medium terrain and I felt that they provided all the necessary support. But the eyelets the laces go through can be sharp, causing the laces to fray and… Full review

Geo Low XCR

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The shoe is light enough to be worn all day, but rugged enough to withstand the toughest outdoor treatment. Great in the wet and breathes well. The size runs a tad small, for me I usually take a US 12-13 and I needed a UK 13 in this shoe. The toe area is roomy and caters to a good thick walking sock so go up rather than down in size. The sole is a bit on the stiff side, so buy them and wear them in in plenty of time for that long hike.   Excellent breathability and well cushioned the shoe is at… Full review

Suiterra Suede GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars There are only a couple of things I'm comfortable with dropping some real money on when it comes to my gear and that's backpacks and boots. Yeah, the AKU Suiterra comes with a hefty price tag, (although STP offers them at a greatly reduced price) but the payoff has been well worth it. These handcrafted boots are made in Romania and just scream quality. While they are a touch heavier than a typical mid-hiker (3 pounds), this is a boot that excels in all weather and terrain conditions. A good choice… Full review

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