User Review: EMS Men's Summit GTX II
Materials: leather, gore-tex
Break-in Period: 10 mi
Price Paid: $120
I love these boots. Very comfortable, durable, sturdy and an all around good boot.
Not to take away from the rating but I found the sizing a bit weird. I was recommended these by a friend who implored me to get these boots. I'm a US 14 and the GTX only goes up to size 13 (I think, the largest size in EMS at least). A size 13 wide fit in the store, however i found that on a hike that my foot slid, hitting the toe. That doesn't detract from the boot itself, in fact i purchased another GTX 13 regular before my next hike. So I recommend trying these boots out before you buy.
The only complaint I have about this boot is that after a few hours of hiking in the rain/mud they did soak through, staining and discoloring the leather. However. a few coats of waterproofing boot protector took care of that issue.
Even after 3 years and heavy use they are still looking great and are my go to boot. Definitely worth every penny!