L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
Materials: leather, gore-tex, vibram
Use: medium trail with 20lb backpack
Break-in Period: none
Weight: don't know
Price Paid: $169
Just finished backpacking 75 miles in Spain over five days with the Crestas. The terrain was varied from rocky paths to some roads. Uphill and down. The boots were worn with liners and a second pair of either medium or medium-heavy socks. The boots were a pleasure to put on in the morning. No blisters, but my feet were tired/sore at the end of each day. I'm going to test some liners to see if they better cushion the feet. The boots saved me from at least one rolled ankle and I never felt a single rock the entire trip. Look forward to putting them on again.