L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
Use: AMC Trails, some bushwahcking w/ overnight pack
Break-in Period: 2-3 hours light walking
Price Paid: $170
I bought the boots at LL Bean (25 Min. from home). Fit was great as I tried them on and walked the inclines in the store. They have been a great day hike boot. Good support for my mid-foot particularly on descents. I have used them above treeline on rock, on all types of trails, and for casual walks in the woods and still pleased with value for price.