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Historic Range: $30.91-$167.95
Reviewers Paid: $99.95-$150.00
These are hands down the best boots I've ever stuck my tootsies into. Why? Mainly the contoured footbed. My first Chacos were flips. I swear they make me walk better, w/better balance. Maybe it's a pronation thing, but when I wear either the boots or the flips, I feel like I'm walking like God intended. Unbelievable comfort and ease.
Plus, I like the looks. Just plain function.
Materials: see description
Use: day hikes so far; expect even better performance on longer hikes
Break-in Period: zero
Weight: see description
Price Paid: $150?
This is a high quality boot; definitely worth what I paid for them (and more!). They are made in Italy, which speaks volumes for the craftsmanship that is put into them. I wore them on a 220 mi trip on the Appalachian Trail. I could’ve gotten by with a lighter, less rugged boot, but I am happy with my purchase because I know I will have these boots for life.
The boots fit me perfectly; made with a narrow heal and spacious toe box, they dried quickly after getting soaked, and the ankle support saved me from a bad twist many times. I also appreciated the extra set of Chaco insoles that came with the boots.
I had a tough time breaking in the boots. For the first week of hiking I had many blisters, and the week after I had aches and pains in my feet. Next time I will buy a pair of smart feet insoles because the Chaco insoles did not correct my over-pronation, making the break-in time longer and probably more painful.
Materials: Full grain 3mm Leather Uppers
Use: rough trail with heavy pack
Break-in Period: about 60 miles
Weight: 2 lbs 14 oz
Price Paid: $99.95
All Beckwith versions
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