These are a nice, well constructed trail shoe requiring…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer (I would keep these)


These are a nice, well constructed trail shoe requiring no break-in period. They are comfortable and do not require a break-in period.


  • Nice construction
  • Solid shoe


  • not for trail running

I used these boots for a 10-mile hike and found them to be immediately comfortable. The sole is very rigid, but on a rocky trail in the Sierras I did not feel a single rock and  found them to grip well on rock slabs.

A good, solid, low cut trail shoe.


I wore these shoes for a thru-hike on the Pacific…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: Leather
Use: Anything Goes
Break-in Period: couple of days
Price Paid: $80

I wore these shoes for a thru-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. I went through two pairs in the 2500 mile hike, with 1700 miles on the second pair and I am still wearing them. They did me across miles and miles of snow, lava fields, mud, rain, and nice duff and didn't fail me. They are comfortable, and fit my "hard to fit" foot nicely. The break in period was minimal. They have the durability of a heavy weight hiking boot and the comfort of a day hiking shoe / trail runner.

My only complaint about the shoe is that the stitching went on the lower strip of toe leather at the bend in my foot. This happened on both pairs within 500 miles. However, I was able to have the shoes restitched by a cobbler for about $5, and neither pair had any other breakdown. Even my laces held for 1700 miles!

A Great shoe. I give them a 4.5 - 4.75.

rated 4.00 of 5 stars All Tempest Lo versions

In addition to the 2 women's reviews above, there are 5 reviews for other versions of the Tempest Lo. Read all reviews »

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