User Review: L.L.Bean Women's Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather (GTX, women's)
Use: Day hikes so far
Break-in Period: Several days wearing them to work
Weight: Don't know
Price Paid: $119 (sale)
Funny thing about this review is that I bought these boots based on the reviews I read right here. I agree with all the other folks that say this a great boot. Very supportive, high quality leather, excellent workmanship, very good fit, and COMFORTABLE. Heck, they're my favorite knockaround shoe!
I wear mine with merino wool socks, and I've found them to be very breathable even in the rocks, sand, and heat in Utah. I can't comment on waterproofness yet, but they seem to be tight as a drum. I'll find out when I tackle King's Peak in the High Uintahs wilderness this summer.