New Balance 1520 Hiking Shoe
These shoes are great in fit, durability, and versatility.
Use: 3-mile walks
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $130
These shoes are great in fit, durability, and versatility. Unfortunately, they are NOT WATERPROOF!
I've had two pairs, the second a replacement for the first, and both pairs leaked!
Here's what other sites are saying:
Sleek, stylish waterproof shoes ideal for splashing through a creek, mountain biking or playing soccer with the kids. The suede-and-mesh upper has a Gore-Tex® XCR® membrane that keeps water out, yet is breathable for all-day comfort. NLock lacing and webbing system adjusts for a secure, customlike fit. Flexible EVA midsole and Abzorb® foam cushion impact. Premium Vibram® rubber outsole. Imported.
- L.L.Bean refers to the men's version
The New Balance 1520 GT looks like a cross between a trail runner and a hiking shoe. That's because it is. A fast-moving multi-sport outdoor cross-trainer with Gore-Tex waterproofing for year-round use. From winter trail runs to Wednesday games of Ultimate in a summer downpour, the 1520 GT's multi-directional Vibram sole and burly upper take a licking and keep on sticking you to the ground when it counts. Molded C-Cap midsole supports your foot in lateral motion, and stiff Stability Web arch support prevents buckling on uneven terrain.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
A sleek and durable multi-sport shoe that incorporates athletic tech features with Outdoor styling.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version