User Review: Garmont Men's Dakota
Use: Overnight backpacking, day hiking
Break-in Period: ~20 km
Weight: 1.8 kilo I think
Price Paid: $250
I have a mixed review about this boot. The boot fit right out of the box nicely. Asymetrical lacing ensure a snug and precise fit although I found pressure points above the top of my foot. Sizing was a little small (I usually take a 7.5 and am in an 8.5 with these). The boots never gave me any blisters. However, cushioning would be nice. These boots do not seem to have any cushioning and after a day of hiking with a heavy pack- I sure noticed. Craftmanship is marginal. After only about fifty kilometres the stitching is begining to blow around both side seams. I will take it back to where I bought it and see if it can be repaired or replaced.
Despite a relatively low break in period and no blistrers ever, I don't think I would buy these boots again.