User Review: Montrail Men's Torre GTX
Use: Dayhikes, short backpacking trips
Break-in Period: One week of indoor wear
Price Paid: can't remember
I bought these following an exhaustive fitting session at REI to find something, anything, that fit properly after owning a rock-hard pair of Italian snooty-boots that never broke in and hurt like the devil. The Montrail Torre GTX Wide fit the bill perfectly.
They have been awesome in snow and ice and the waterproofing has yet to be penetrated. They are comfortable (like a heavy high-top sneaker, if you're a bit old-school and remember those) but they might be trouble in summer because they don't have breathable areas. That doesn't worry me as I would consider the sweat a great trade-off for having a boot that fits my flat feet.