EMS Carter Ridge GTX

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For the price I paid this was a steal, and I don't…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: Nylon-Leather with gore-tex
Use: dayhike to weekend trips
Break-in Period: three weeks for me
Weight: 180 lbs
Price Paid: $60

For the price I paid this was a steal, and I don't regret it. I've gone through a few pairs of hiking shoes, from L.L. Bean outdoor sneakers (ok not best for backpacking) that I wore out to low-end ($60 dollars) TNF boots that just didn't work. So I tried these and what a difference. They're not too stiff but plenty supportive. Oh, and did I mention they're waterproof? The only reason I haven't given them 5 stars is they're not something that blew my mind away, they're just what I always expected a boot should do.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Gore-Tex? protection and a grippy Vibram? tread helps to round out this very versatile fabric/leather design. Best use: Day hikes and light backpacking treks. Leather/nylon uppers make 'em tough but nimble. Gore-Tex lining conquers wetness inside and out. A stiff polypropylene plate within the outsole protects the bottom of your feet from rocks. Vibram tread provides long-lasting grip and control over widly varying terrain. Polyurethane midsole lasts longer than EVA foam. 3 sets of speed-lacing hooks are positioned to lock heel in more securely.

- EMS refers to the men's version

EMS Carter Ridge GTX


The Carter Ridge GTX has been discontinued.

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The EMS Carter Ridge GTX is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 27, 2007 at EMS.

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