Use: Rough terrain, climbing & off-trail backpacking
Break-in Period: "A few trips"
Price Paid: $165
Great support, especially when sidehilling with a heavy pack. Your feet feel good after a long, hard day. A very durable lightweight boot. However, they should call Technidry "Techniwet". Beware even in morning dew. THEY LEAK and the company would NOT go good on their warranty. They supposedly 'leak tested ' mine and told me they didnt leak. When my feet were soaked for 5 days on a seven day trip it must have been my imagination. These boots are also very dangerous in wet conditions. If you are hiking in rocky terrain in wet weather PAY ATTENTION.
Durable boot .
VERY POOR wet weather traction.
VERY POOR COMPANY SUPPORT/WARRANTY.
Materials: leather and Koprotec (kevlar and nylon)
Use: moderate backpacking
Break-in Period: weak of walking downtown
Price Paid: $150
These boots were not outrageously comfortable walking around the store. For whatever reason though I bought them and have been very satisfied so far. They don't breathe quite as well as leather boots, but they're very weather worthy. After walking around in the rain for a while they have come to fit like a sturdy pair of sneakers. I think I bought them intrigued by their innovation. Fortunately, the new materials and design have proven to indeed be innnovative. Without very oddly shaped feet, I think many would find these to be a nice pair of boots–despite their less than classy look.
Use: backpacking of any type
Break-in Period: ??
Price Paid: $160?
Very indestructable boot, but the counter is a very stiff boot. I had to put insoles as there is no cushion at all, but that is very correctable since the boots lace to the toe and can expand. Big pressure on heels when going up hills on ones toes. recommend these boots when wet and rough conditions, or in snow. Otherwise they are too heavy and too much.
Materials: Kelvar Leather
Use: Moderate Backpacking
Break-in Period: Walk from the truck to the trailhead
Price Paid: $119
This boot was worn right out of the box for a 12 mile hike in the Whites. Very comfortable with great support. They feel like sneakers. The soles are slippery on wet terrain, dangerous on wet rock and ledge. So far, my feet have stayed dry in this pair. Wet traction aside, these are sturdy, comfortable, and well worth the price.
Price Paid: $160
Own my third pair, they have literally carried me to three continents, and are some of the finest I've worn.
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