User Review: Zamberlan Men's Civetta GT (Gore-Tex)
Use: heavy pack
Break-in Period: 3 mos.
Price Paid: $175
When shopping for a pair of boots for the AT, I was encouraged by all the members at my local REI store to go with these instead of my origianl favorite, Vasque. The boots are almost a year old and I have used them on and off for work and day-hikes. They've been on several weekend trips, and wear very well, but the fit is all wrong. Also, I just got done doing an overnight sub-zero camping trip in the snow and was not impressed with how they held up to cold conditions. Also, the boots don't form-fit at all, and it feels as if they still need breaking in (not at all possible. I've walked over 100 miles in them.)
Overall I would probably give them a 5.5 on a 1-10 scale. The biggest complaint I have: they don't fit, still. I'm a straight 9 1/2 shoe size with no irregularities with width or arch, and wouldn't dare take these out for longer thatn a two day hike. My next pair will probably be Vasque's again.