User Review: Timberland Men's Chochorua Trail Hiker w/Gore-Tex
Materials: Leather and Gore-Tex
Use: Short hikes and backpack trips
Break-in Period: A couple days
Price Paid: $79
I have purchased 4 or 5 pairs of these boots over the last decade for my sons who are heavily into Boy Scout camping and hiking. As a scouter and father, these are a great value in a light hiking boot. They help youngsters who aren't used to the fit and feel of a hiking boot become accustomed without the pain of breaking them in. The boys find them extremely comfortable and they love having dry feet on the dewy mornings or in the rain thanks to the Gor-Tex. Way better than some "tennies" that can cost as much.
I have found no problems with fit or blisters on hikes - even a 100 mile Philmont trek. Of course, the boots were dead after that (not really designed for extended mountain hiking), but for the price well worth another pair. These have great quality and performance for kids who tend to out grow them before they're worn out- durable enough to hand them down, and not so expensive so as to break the bank. IMHO, this should be the official BSA boot.