User Review: Montrail Men's Blue Ridge GTX
Materials: leather with Gore-tex lining
Use: rough trail
Break-in Period: not required
Weight: 65 KG
This is the most comfortable boot I ever have. It just felt perfect from the first hike. I also added the Montrail footbed with solid arch support which does make the boot even better. However, it's not perfect and I do have a few complaints.
First, the edge of both rubber toe guard came loose after just a total of eight days on rugged trail. I admitted I have been using it rough but still it's unacceptable for a new boot to show such wearing in such short time. Secondly, the leather is not very waterproof and the boot is soaked and heavy every time when I am on wet snow, mud or rain. The water does not penetrate the Gore-tex membrane but I just wish the leather have better water proof treatment.
Overall a VERY comfortable boot with good ankle and arch support but they need to make it more durable and improve the waterproof treatment on the leather.