Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid GTX
Price Paid: $179
Bought a pair of these and the Alp Trainer Mid to do a side-by-side comparison. Both are excellent boots so far. Although I only have about 15 miles on these boots, they were like heaven right out of the box, and have felt terrific from the get go. No complaints so far, but let's see how they hold up.
Took the Alp Trainer on a Catskills hike yesterday with very a minimal break-in period. Despite my early reservations about the fit, they held up like a champ yesterday. Despite slippery leaves, running watery trails, and loose rocks, they saved me from many an ankle roll and felt generally good.
Again..let's see how they hold up. More to follow