L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
Materials: Full Grain Leather
Break-in Period: 50 Miles
Weight: Very light for full grain
Price Paid: $169 without employee discount
The boot is a very stable shoe. If you are embarking on a serious off-road trip, encountering many miles, I embrace it. If you are looking for a day boot, this is not the choice. The boot is Gore-Tex and is truly waterproof. I emerged my foot in a stream and timed how long it took for the water to seep in......it didn't. (of coarse i was fishing for dinner).
Any way, I would recommend this boot to the advanced hiker. This boot is to be worn with a thick sock (eg. Smartwool, Thor-lo, etc.) The only quam I have about this boot is the long break in period. It is a stiff boot and requires a lot of loving care and wear. Use the boot wisely and Get Out More! (GOM)