Great boots, the best I've had. Superb ankle support.
Materials: Leather, Gore-Tex
Use: Rough Trail
Break-in Period: 3 or 4 good hikes
Weight: About 4 lbs. (sometimes feel like 20)
Price Paid: About 2 bills
Great boots, the best I've had. Superb ankle support. (much needed after major foot injury) Heavy and somewhat bulky to begin with and it takes a while to get the "feel". After a few hikes it was like I was born in them. I have the luxury of a casual dress code at work so I wear them on and off trail. Money well spent. They should have chosen another name because the GTX are way beyond the standard longitude.
The Gore-Tex makes them waterproof -- it's like having…
Use: heavy backpack
Break-in Period: 20 kms
Weight: 3 lbs
Price Paid: $250 Cdn
The Gore-Tex makes them waterproof -- it's like having a pair of wellies on the trail. They are warm as a result of the Gore-Tex, but bearable. They have been generally comfortable from the outset with one exception - the flex point where the toes meet the foot is not flexible enough (yet) and has caused blisters on the sides of my feet. I have done about 70 backpack kilometers so far, and this persists. Overall: good boots for going long distances on trails, wet or dry. Not ideal for scrambling or off trail b/c of flex point stiffness