Timberland Chochorua Trail Hiker w/Gore-Tex
I bought these to use for school since I was roaming…
Materials: gore-tex and leather
Use: weekend backpacking, dayhiking, general purpose outdoor
Break-in Period: virtually none
Price Paid: $100
I bought these to use for school since I was roaming around wooded areas and climbing rock outcrops and slippery steep riverbanks. What I needed was something that had ankle support, some good tread, WATERPROOF, and warm and comfortable. Oh - and within budget.
These fit the criteria and have passed every test I've put them through with flying colors. Coupled with wigwam hiking socks, these kept me warm and dry even when I was in 20-30 degree snowy weather and wading in creeks and should have had waders on.
I expected there to be a break-in period but since I bought them the day before a big trip, I was fully prepared to have blisters and sore feet. At the end of the first (and longest) day my feet were the only part of my body that weren't sore, and there weren't even the beginnings of blisters anywhere.
Honestly, I normally hate the stiffness around my ankles - or really most kinds of boots or shoes for that matter- so when I say these are some of the most comfortable and well worth the buy kind of boots, that's really saying something. They're worth every penny and more.