Price Paid: $89
These are the best hikers/shoes I have ever purchased and I wear them everywhere. I myself have owned the ones I have now for about four years and they are now finally showing signs of being well used..:( It's time to retire them and get another pair, but am finding it hard to toss them out.
I have used these not only for hiking, trailing but have treked through streams, mud, etc. and would just toss them in the washer and air dry them and they were good to go for my next 'walk about'. They are not however waterproof. My feet did get wet...:)
Overall though I am amazed at how long they have lasted, but more so the support they have given my feet. It's why I would reach for these as opposed to others I own and spent more money on.
I have just spent a whole month wearing these every day on a trip to Japan where I was on my feet the whole time. No hard hiking but I am sure they would have been up to it and would choose them for any situation - though I doubt they'd be any good walking through streams and rivers.
They are soooo comfortable and I feel really 'sure footed' when wearing them.
I pray they still make them when this pair needs replacing!
Use: Grand Canyon, 46 miles in 2 days
Price Paid: $80
Did the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim (south to north one day, back the next). Got two major blisters on each foot with Sawtooths that were well broken in. I choose the Sawtooths over my Danner Hiker IIs because they were lighter but I found that the Sawtooths didn't provide enough lateral support for the canyon trails. I would look for something a little stiffer.
Materials: leather and mesh
Use: office and short hikes
Break-in Period: 2 weeks
Price Paid: $40
Best boots I have ever owned. They have lasted one year and they still are looking good, are very comfortable, and there is hardly any wear on the soles. I will not buy any other brand now. They are nice enough for the office but can handle light field days without damage, wear, and tear.
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