Wenger Swiss Army Anchorage Mid
Four years old, 900K across Spain in 2013, 500K across…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65 US
Four years old, 900K across Spain in 2013, 500K across Portugal 2015, about 700K on short hikes between those dates, in rain, hot temps, and chilly weather. Still wearing them for short hikes. Best boots I have ever had.
- Hard to find in Canada
At one size larger than I normally take, I wear two pairs of socks. They fit my feet perfect. Only a short break-in before I wore them to Spain for a 900K hike on the El Camino. Very few blisters, but when I did get one, room for moleskin.
Dry feet on rainy days, but soaked when hiking across streams, but they dried out well, and kept their shape. Due to flat feet I wear a heel gel, which I recommend with any boots.
My hikes range from gravel, sand, asphalt, cement to cobblestones. The traction was great and only after four years, over 2000K is the tread getting to worn to rely on. They did get hot on hiking days of 30 plus temps, after about 25K, but the two pairs of socks might have contributed to that too.
Fine, comfortable, durable, waterproof mid hiking…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35
Fine, comfortable, durable, waterproof mid hiking boots that are good for the mall or the mountains.
- Start out stiff
I happened upon these at a great discount of 35 bucks. I am not all that familiar with hiking boot brands and have been very happy with my Keens and Merrells. I was a bit apprehensive when I tried them on because of their stiffness in the ankles I was not used to.
I took a chance on these even though I don't know of the brand but they are waterproof and the price was right. I wore them home form the mall with crappy socks. They sure did start off stiff.
I ventured a few urban hikes wearing a 30lb pack and my new Powersox. The urban hikes are all on sidewalk and paved paths. There is about 500' elevation gain with a sweaty 3/4 mile uphill and 300 stairs. The boots loosened a bit and remained comfortable. After some 20 miles, they were ready for the trail.
My first hike was a 5-mile hike with a 35lb pack with 1250' elevation gain. The boots performed fine and have zero issues or complaints. They do run a little warmer that my Keen Gypsum, but the Wenger Swiss Army, Anchorage were very much equal to the Keens.
I have about 75 miles on these boots and am very pleased with their duty. They have not had any issues with a pack up to 50lbs. I have no plans to load more than 50lbs.. ever. There are no signs of wear, de-lamination or structural failure.
I will absolutely buy another pair. Soon!