Use: dayhikes, up to 2300 m above sea level, going mostly on rocks and stones, light pack
Price Paid: 210 euro
After few trips in Tatra's Mountains I learned that if I will tie those shoes up to the end I will end up with bruise above ankles and that I must try with different insoles because original ones caused me a terrible pain in both metatarsals.
But, they are not rubbing against my heels. For that 3 stars.
Materials: Nubuk-leather, SAS 13 sole
Use: Rough-trail hiking with
Break-in Period: About 100 kms.
Weight: Didn't check, but they're heavy!
Price Paid: Dfl 339
When I set out to buy hiking-boots, in the end there was only one pair of them that didn't feel odd or uncomfortable. That was the Yukon, as you might have guessed. I waterproofed them with Aqua Seal and they held up very well on a one-week hike in Lappland, through sometimes very muddy terrain. The only gripe I have is that the tips of the sole tend to come loose. Be sure to have a tiny tube of contact-glue with you!
I'll be hiking again this year; in the same area, this time from Nikkaluokta to Narvik. I've been told this route is serious stuff... I have no fear though, at least my feet are safe!
Use: rough trail with backpack
Break-in Period: May 98
Price Paid: $195
These boots feel great. I tested for 3 month boots. In the first week I though that this was not the boot for me, but after testing, I came back on this dicicing and now I love them. The feel really lite and have a nice sole, because it is so conctructe that it helps you roll the foot.
I used it in France on rocky terrain all summer and never felt pain, not even a little bit. The sole are some higher so the forces a better reduced to the foot (and knees).
It comes with a Vibram and till now it stays with a Vibram sole.
I'm really happy with these boots,
any info ? mail me ...