Two weeks ago I purchased a pair of Danner Mountain Light IIs. I walked 3.5 miles a day for 4 days and they were breaking in really well. I know the Goretex liner might be a little warm in August so I thought I'd look for a pair of nicer used Pivettas.
A few days ago I was searching eBay and noticed what looked like a very nice pair of boots. I haggled back and forth with the seller who really had no answers for me about the boots. He said they were like new so I took a chance. Today they showed up.
These boots may have been worn once. Thick, stiff and heavy. I love them. I do not remember my old pair being this stiff, but that was 30 years ago. I waxed up the new boots and headed out. 3.5 miles (my favorite loop), did I mention these things are stiff? I may have to walk every day for a year to break these in. I love the new Danners But they are not built like these Pivetta tanks. Wow, I'm boot blessed.