User Review: Hi-Tec Men's Canyon WP
Price Paid: $35
Got a great deal on REI closeout on these. Mine look drastically different in style than the pair pictured. They don't have the traditional leather look to them but they are highly functional. I have literally stood in solid water (Minnesota River) up to my ankles and stayed completely dry.
The material and quality is amazing. Never have gotten any blisters in these, even though I feel like I have plenty of breaking in to do with them (probably have only put in 50 miles so far) My feet stay relatively cool in the warmest, most humid weather. Traction is good, no problems.
I know it's not a 5 because there are other boots out there with much more breathable technology and better traction, but as a college guy who really didn't want to pour $200+ into boots I'm extremely happy with these and plan on using them for a long time.
Note: If you're doing winter camping in a really cold climate, buy a real pair of winter boots. These have kept me warm for short jaunts in 5-10 degrees but I feel they would be useless for an extended winter trip. Summer and fall they were awesome though, no sore feet after multiple days of distance hiking.