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Wasatch GTX

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Bought these boots about 3 years ago. Horrible for walking on wet rocks, mud, snow. Would not recommend these boots to even my worse enemy. Quite a bit disappointed with how the waterproofing works, IT DOES NOT! I attributed my feet being wet to sweaty feet and not worn in yet boots. I was wrong. Just hiked today 9-1-2014 at Revelstoke Mountain 24 km, and the boots were crap. My feet were drenched from walking in the tall grass, the inside of the boots were soaked within an hour and half into the… Full review


rated 0.5 of 5 stars Only lasted a year, never even got to hike with them. The sole fell apart :-( Comfortable, but only last a year and fall apart! Full review

Bitterroot GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Tough waterproof backpacking boots. These babies have accompanied me on safaris and Kili in Africa; all over India in Asia; and throughout America, including Alaska. For the most part, they are comfortable and tough. Aside from the few noted cons, they are practically perfect mountaineering boots that are worth the money. For the most part, the Bitterroot GTX is a comfortable way to get your trail miles in while keeping your feet warm and dry. Try them on before you buy or buy from a retailer that… Full review

Vasque ShapeShifter Ultra

rated 2 of 5 stars The Vasque Shapeshifter is a heavily padded running shoe that attempts to buck the trend of minimalist footwear. It comes up unsuccessful however, mostly due to a sloppy high volume, wide fit coupled with the choice to use the BOA lacing system. The positives were the surprising responsiveness and the traction on a variety of surfaces. They are also reasonably lightweight for a shoe with this much padding. They are best for someone with wide feet looking for a heavily padded cushioned ride. In my… Full review

Breeze GTX XCR

rated 4 of 5 stars Great for short hikes in all weather and terrain. Long lasting...have had mine for well over eight years! These were the first hiking boots I have ever bought. They were on sale at REI for $100, and at that price figured I couldn't go wrong. It has been almost 8+ years now and I still use them for my hikes. I started hiking straight out of the box with no need for breaking them in. I have large toe box and high arches, so it is hard to find good boots that fit. Through the years, I have been pleasantly… Full review

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Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
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New Barefoot and Minimalist Trail Footwear
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March 16, 2011


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