|men's||men's size 9||women's size 7|
|Weight||1.5 lb per boot||1 lb per boot|
Nubuck leather, BDry waterproof membrane
I have hiked in these boots in the spring, summer,…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $119 CND
I have hiked in these boots in the spring, summer, and fall and worn them with snowshoes in winter, and they have been comfortable in all these conditions. I have had them going on five years and they are still going strong. In the spring, fall, and winter conditions tend to be wet here on the west coast, and my feet stay warm and dry for up to several hours of cold, wet hiking.
I highly recommend these boots.
- Great water resistance
- Good grip
- Take at least 12 hours to dry completely
- A bit too hot for summer weather
- Light colour shows dirt
- Could have better ankle support
These boots fit my size 7.5-8 feet really well. I have a hard time finding boots that fit well because I am somewhere between a 7.5 and an 8, but these fit well right away. The laces keep them snug on my feet, but not too tight.
Hardly any break in needed for these. I wore them as my daily shoe the first winter I got them and I had no problems. The sole supports my foot well, I do not get sore feet in these boots, even after hours of hiking. The ankle support could be slightly better. That said I have never rolled my ankle wearing these, so it is adequate.
These boots have great water resistance. I have hiked in rainy, wet rainforest conditions, walked across shallow streams and snowshoed in heavy, wet snow, and they have held up great. The only downside here is that the materials take a long time to dry once they eventually get wet, not quick drying. However I have worn them damp on camping trips where I had no warm place to dry them out overnight and the warmth of my feet dried them out as I walked the next day.
They have good traction. The only surface I have slipped a little on wearing these is packed, slick snow. On dry ground the grip is very good, never had any issues.
Durability of these boots is fantastic. I have had them for five years and have worn them at least 2-3 times a week all fall and winter long. I've done plenty of hiking and snowshoeing in them, as well as wearing them as a work boot on occasion, and they are not showing much wear at all. Laces have not frayed at all, soles are not separating at all, no seams coming undone.
The light colour of the design does show dirt faily easily, so unless you are super careful at keeping them clean, they will start to look dirty quite quickly. Personally I don't mind though, they look worn like a good, comfortable hiking boot should!
Love this boot. Great waterproof boot, decent breath-ability…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140
Love this boot. Great waterproof boot, decent breath-ability and moderate price line.
- Very durable
- Great soles
- Could have better breath-ability
Fit: These boots are snug. When you push your foot in, it's almost like you are clicking into snowboard bindings. Your foot feels right. There are no hot spots, decent arches and the boot really contours to your foot well.
Comfort: It took me no time to break them in. The first day I got them, I took them on a ten-mile hike throughout the dunes. They handled everything great.
Support: Could be better. I have a tendency of being dumb and rolling my ankles, most mid-height boots prevent me from being able to roll an ankle, these don't. I haven't hurt myself yet wearing these boots, but definitely a concern for me.
Waterproofing: The waterproofing is great, my feet always stay dry. If I was to use these in truly wet situations I would put on a pair of gaiters. Around the laces it lets in a little bit of water, but that's only when the boot is completely submerged. For puddles and rain, these boots have no problems.
Traction: Traction is probably my favorite part about these boots, I've used them for disc golf and hiking and put a decent amount of miles on them, and the traction is just like when I bought them. I tend to rip through soles, solomon's didn't stand a chance, Merrells lasted me 5 months, Cushes lasted me 6 months. I've had these for around 6 and they are holding up great.
Temperature Control: With most of my boots I've had problem with my feet getting too hot, and getting blisters and soggy feet. With these I've only had that a little bit. I wore them for about 10-12 hours straight and towards the end my feet were pretty sweaty. I was active all day, and that's probably why. This can be prevented by having an extra pair of socks, or taking them off after 8 hours.
Bottom line: Great boot. For the price I wish I could have a little more support and a little bit better breathability, but the traction and comfort make up for it.