Raichle X-Degree 7 GTX
I could not ask for anything more from these boots.
Materials: Leather, Vibram
Use: multi-day, 35lb pack, Pennsylvania rocks
Break-in Period: 5 minutes!
Weight: very light
Price Paid: $80-ish
I could not ask for anything more from these boots. I got them on super-sale. They fit my feet like gloves from day one. The Vibram soles have all the traction you could ask for. The outers seem extremely durable, yet flexible enough for great comfort. Very light weight and the eyelets and everything seem very sturdy. I did recently upgrade to a gel insole, but that was more out of luxury than anything else.
Mine are still very new, so I don't yet know how they will withstand the test of time, but I can't see anything so far that leaves me with any concern.