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D.M.C. V

rated 5 of 5 stars I let my boots escape, alas. Here's the story of how they ended up getting imported to start with: http://www.outinunder.com/content/eating-your-boots-george-rudolf-dmc-and-pivetta-boots Also had some Fabiano Mountain Masters for scree hopping. I'm afraid the old boots weighed almost as much as my tent and bag now weigh. Wish I hadn't let them get away so I could verify. Full review

D.M.C. V

rated 5 of 5 stars My Pivettas, bought in '76-77 in a Denver store. I've still got 'em and still wearing 'em. I've bought several other top of the line hiking boots in the last 40 years but always come back to the Pivettas. These Pivettas have done it all, from hiking to logging. Feet remained dry through snow and streams. I've worn them to work in plant labs on icy days when others couldn't walk in the parking lot! These were and are the best boots I've ever owned. I've worn out all of my earliest hiking equipment,… Full review

D.M.C. V

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfection! I purchased my Pivettas from a small backpacking shop on Devon Ave. in Chicago. The price was out of proportion to my personal finances at the time, but they are the best investment I have ever made. They have taken me to the Smokies, Banff, BC, Glacier, Yellowstone and less glamorous trails in Wisconsin. They may still make the Appalachian Trail trip, knees willing. These boots are 39 years old and still fit my feet like gloves...never a blister after breaking them in. I hope someone… Full review

D.M.C. V

rated 5 of 5 stars I was lucky to be able to buy a pair of Pivetta 5s in 1978 at Paragon Sports in New York, on the basis of a review I'd read in Backpacker (now available online; search "Backpacker 1973 Pivetta Limmer"). They have fit my narrow size 8-1/2 feet perfectly, and my only regret is that I didn't get a second pair, now that they've been out of production for a long time. The intervening years, many comfortable hiking miles, and my own neglect have all proved the superiority of their design, workmanship,… Full review

Eiger Leather Hikers

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased my PIVETTA EIGER boots in the early 1970s by mail order from the SKI HUT in Berkley, Cal. I learned of these boots from the book "The Complete Walker" by Colin Fletcher. I still have and wear these boots over 35 years later. They have been re-soled twice. I never wear them on cement or asphalt, trail only. These boots are the best in the world! I have AA narrow feet, and these offer total ankle support on rough mountain trails. Thru the years I also have owned Danners, Lowa, Garmont,… Full review

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