L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
Materials: Leather and Gore-Tex
Use: Heavy backpacking
Break-in Period: Very little break-in period
Price Paid: $180
Best boots ever made? These are very possibly the greatest boots ever made. I have worn them with over 70lbs on my back and my feet and bad ankles were glad I did. Picture walking on air and you will have some idea how comfortable these boots are. I am on my third pair of insoles and the actual boots show no sign of damaging wear. After each trip I clean and polish as needed and they have stayed in great shape even after miles and miles of punishment. These are great boots at a great price (for what you get).