User Review: Montrail Men's Torre GTX
Materials: Leather, Synthetic, Goretex
Use: hiking, back-packing, light mountaineering w/ crampons
Break-in Period: 30 minutes
Weight: moderate for the type
Price Paid: $25 @ Ross
Fantastic fit for my slightly wider than average size 13 feet. I got the wide version as Montrail's seem narrow most of the time. I had 45 pounds on a 12 mile hike and the boots were supportive and comfortable right out of the box. My narrower heels slipped a little at first until I adjusted the lacing (different techniques included with the boots!) No blisters at all. I do have a tender shin area (from some injuries) that got a little sore the first time out, but lace adjustments again took the pressure point pain away.
Performance wise these are spot on. Great traction for scampering up boulders. Protection is awesome as well. Dry here is Temecula but the recent rains finally allowed me to test the water proofness. Feet were dry and comfortable walking around the neighborhood trails during 40 minutes of driving rain (with gaiters of course). Impressive. Well done. If they fit you, then buy them. You won't be disappointed.