L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
Use: Short dayhikes, around town
Break-in Period: 10 days
Weight: 10 1/2 D weigh 30 ounces on my postal scale
Price Paid: $169.95
I was looking for a boot that I could use on and off the trail. I read all the reviews, and I decided on these shoes from L.L. Bean, due in part to their legiondary service, and liberal return policy. I wear a size 10 1/2 in a running shoe, between D and EE, so I wasn't sure if the 10 1/2 D would be the right size when worn with heavy wool socks. But after I got them and put them on they fit perfectly, lots of toe room.
The shoes needed minimal breaking. They look good and feel good. I haven't tried them in wet condtions yet. I am looking forward to many years of use from them. Only improvement I would like to see is a rubber bumper for the toe area.