I bought these boots because I was in the market for…
Use: rough trail hiking
Break-in Period: 2-3 weeks
Price Paid: $125
I bought these boots because I was in the market for a pair of non Gore-Tex leather hikers. Montrail has a reputation for being a good fitting boot.
They don't really cut it for me as a hiking boot, but I do still wear them around the house as a work boot. I'm used to Lowas and these don't fit or feel as nice. I get some heel slippage with the right boot and wish the heels were a little more elevated. These feel very flat to me.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Montrail's Torre hiking and light backpacking boot is stout and chock-full of features. The combination of aggressive outsole, leather construction and exceptional fit gives you one boot you can use in all but the wettest conditions.The Torre, although well suited for day hiking, provide the structure and support needed for longer term ventures when you're bearing a pack. The full-length Nylon lasting board provides medium flexibility that adds to the boots load bearing capabilities and reduces fatigue. A roomy toe box leaves toes free to wiggle and positive heel lock reduces friction due to slippage. Designed for day hikes and short, trail-bound backpacking trips where intimacy with the elements is expected.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version
All leather construction and proven performance add up to a dependable boot for hiking and backpacking. Full-grain leather uppers provide superior fit and longevity; wicking Nylex linings manage moisture for comfort. Multi-density padded tongue helps diminish lace pressure across instep for greater comfort--full tongue gusset seals out trail debris. Full-length nylon lasting board with half-length steel shank flexes comfortably and adds torsional stability and support. Enduring microporous rubber midsoles cradle and cushion feet. Vibram® Explorer outsoles offer incredible traction and durability on varying surfaces.
- REI refers to the men's version
The Torre built its reputation on good fit. While the construction, materials, and workmanship are excellent, they are not radically different from other fine models on the market. What is radically different is the fit. The boot feels like it is shaped to your foot. The heel hold is firm, the arch is supported nicely, and there is plenty of room for your toes.The Torre comes in three varieties: regular and wide width GORE-TEX, and regular width non-GTX. All are made with waterproof treated full-grain leather, a full-length nylon lasting board for the appropriate flex in hiking and backpacking, and a sturdy Vibram sole. Features Buffer Zone Tongue IntegraFit Last High Traction Outsoles Tuned Flex Toe Protection Vibram Explorer Sole Platform Nubuck leather uppers Nylon lasting board Details Weight: 1 lb 11 oz./ 0,78 kg Style: Ankle-high, Buffer Zone tongue Upper: 2.0 mm waterproof Nubuck Lining: Nylex Insole: Dual-density EVA Midsole: Microporous rubber Outsole: Vibram Explorer Lasting Board Full-length molded nylon with 1/2-length steel shank Toe Counter: Thermoplastic Heel Counter: Molded plastic Toe Cap: Textured rubber Construction: Rigid board lasted
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version