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After healing from a broken ankle (non-hiking related)…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: leather outer/gore-tex inner
Use: rough trail w/heavy load
Break-in Period: none
Weight: ?
Price Paid: $179

After healing from a broken ankle (non-hiking related) I needed something sturdy to feel confortable on the trail. Your feet pop into this boot like a ski boot. I've never owned a boot so comfortable. I've never had so much as a blister, even while breaking them in. I hiked a couple of miles through a foot of snow in the Rockies and my feet stayed bone dry. I have no complaints.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

These popular waterproof backpacking boots now feature new Vibram® outsoles for better traction, plus an improved tongue. Breathable full-grain nubuck leather uppers feature one-piece construction for durable support and easier waterproofing. Waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex® booties keep feet dry and comfortable, no matter what the weather. Cambrelle® linings in front wick away moisture; leather lining in heels helps boots conform to the shape of your feet. Padded ankle collars and padded, gusseted tongues have an improved shape to prevent shifting over forefoot. Built-in rubber rands add protection from water and trail hazards. Polyurethane midsoles are designed with more rocker for a smooth stride; full-length nylon shanks add stability and shock absorption. Dual-density carbon rubber Vibram® outsoles have a new lug pattern for better traction uphill and down, plus increased mud clearing.

- REI refers to the women's version



The Spirit II GTX has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:

The REI Spirit II GTX is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 11, 2006 at REI.

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