User Review: Montrail Men's Torre GTX
Source: bought it new
THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE NEW STYLE TORRE GTX, NOT THE OLD STYLE!!! TE OLD ONES WERE ONE OF THE BEST PAIR OF BOOTS I HAVE EVER HAD.
I owned 4 pairs of the originals, best boots i have ever owned. Unfortunately i couldn't find a pair of the originals, so i bought a pair of the new ones. second worse pair of boots i have ever bought. the shank pulled loose on the right boot and the left one began to leak. not what i expected. i still had another 8 months in Afghanistan to go. i had my old pair sent over, (these were 2 years old at that point) they did everything i expected.
so for a summary, the 2-year-old pair of the originals were better than a new pair of the new design.
my advice, DO NOT BUY THESE BOOTS. montrail should have left them alone, sometimes you shouldn't try to fix things that aren't broken.
- weak shank
- bad waterproofing
- heel bed too loose
- foot bed not secure
- achilles tendon arch on back too weak.
the fit was not the same as the originals, it was a smaller fit. until they started to fall apart and loosen up, then they were too big.
break-in period was short, too short. a good pair of heavy hiking/back packing boots should have a break in period. not supposed to fit like tennis shoes.
they were fine until they started to fall apart, took about 5 weeks for the shank to pull loose and the other boot to start leaking.
support was terrible, achilles tendon still sore from them.
traction wasn't bad, I'm guessing the afghany that picked them up off the road loves them.
CONSTRUCTION AND DURABILITY, bad, bad, bad. the 2-year-old ones that i had sent over lasted me the next 8 months. if you can find a pair of the old style, BUY THEM you will not regret it, they were some of the best boots around.