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Crispi Nevada GTX

rated 3.0 of 5 stars
photo: Crispi Nevada GTX backpacking boot

I really enjoy the fact that everyone has spent some time with these boots and gives a very valid opinion. I just got done with a set of Schnee's Granite boots, and they absolutely destroyed my feet. This is not a knock on Schnee's, it's how my feet are built.

I have had the Crispis for 18 months now, and have a lot of time hunting/hiking. For the way my feet are built, this is one of the best pair of boots that I've had to date.


  • Sole is just rigid enough for rocky terrain, and extended hikes where ankle support is needed.
  • Sole grips very well in everything but very slippery ice.
  • Ankle stability is very good


  • I wish they were just a little bit wider.
  • Hard to get the laces to stay tight up top.
  • A little hot due to the liner when hiking in warmer weather.
  • Not as waterproof as I had expected.

If you are looking for an all-around boot with good stability, decent width, and good ankle support, I love them. As with most boots, I just need them to be a little bit wider.

Not sure why, but the top lace seems to always come loose. Perhaps longer laces that I can double knot. I find them to be a little hot when the weather get's above 75°f (24°c). After about six months I found that that the liner would get a little wet, but that's not unexpected.

I would like something from Crispi that has the same firm but still a bit of flex type of sole, in a lighter weight. The Thor II's are just wayyyyy to stiff for me. I will probably purchase another set of these, as I just can't keep shelling out $300+ every time I want to try something new. 


I like them, and they have held up extremely well.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $330

I bought these two years ago, and I wore them for two seasons of hunting, which is about 5 months total, and only for hunting. They have fallen apart. I contacted Crispi and was told to get them fixed at my expense, and on my time. They wanted me to mail them to Utah to some expensive boot repair place. I even left a negative review on CRISPI PAGE WHICH WAS QUICKLY DELETED BY CRISPI.

I'm leaving these reviews on every site I can since Crispi refuses to allow me to post my true review on their page. I can say after contacting them that Crispi has no interest in standing behind their products. NEVER EVER AGAIN WILL I BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS COMPANY!!!


  • There are no strengths


  • Terrible customer service and terrible craftsmanship


I've owned a pair of their boots.

Source: bought it new

Possibly the WORST ITALIAN MADE BOOT since well...Italy has made boots!!! Now owned by the gentlemen (Our Friendly Confidants & Capitalists ) and Not only are these fellows closing local shops with their one-off major brand sales, they are also the NEW North American Distributor for Crispi Boots.

This has proven to be a disaster in the past and will continue now that they are a direct to customer model for $500 plus boots. These boots have proven themselves a relative loser to the competition over and over. Let's just say this, if they fail good luck getting your money back or returning for warranty issue.


  • Lightweight


  • Cost
  • Durability
  • Manufacturing
  • Returns

I hear that a MAJOR vendor may start carrying these again and ohhh boy are they in for a ride. Last three months MAX before rand and sole separation. Good luck on your next big hunt with these!!!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $399

Unethical business.


  • None, nada, nothing!


  • Thieves

I'm writing this review not about the quality of the boots, but the poor business practices of this organization.

I purchased a pair of Nevadas from the website. They came in the wrong size. No problem, I called Miles and he emailed me a shipper to send them back, which I did the same day. I received the correct size and tried them on for fit and found they didn't fit me in the toe box.

I called Miles again and explained the problem and asked to send them back for a refund. Note, I wore them for five minutes, in the living room, on the carpet as to not cause a problem with returning the item. Had they fit, I would have gone through the normal break in.

Now the problem: I returned the boots via UPS and tracked them to make sure they made it back. It's been five months and I have not received my refund. I have continually tried to reach out to Miles and find out if there was a problem with the return. I've sent several emails to the website and to Miles trying to resolve the issue but have failed. He doesn't take calls anymore and there is no response to emails.

Currently, the website's phone number is offline and you can't send any comments to them from the "Contact Us" tab on the website. Looks like I'm out $429 plus shipping.

If you choose to purchase products from Crispi, good luck. I've done my due diligence in trying to inform the public of my experience.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $429

Great boot! Naturally wide and no break-in. I spent a lot of time and money on La Sportiva, Salomon, Vasque, North Face, Kennetrek and Meindl. Crispi are the only ones that fit me well and accommodate my wide toe box and narrow heel.


  • Comfort
  • Support
  • Traction
  • Stiff Sole


  • Cost
  • semi-insulated

I got mine through Miles Munger. Nobody sells them in Denver and none of the other so-called distributors would ship for free. Miles Munger of Crispi NA shipped me six different sizes and styles to try. As long as they weren't worn outside or dirty, he took them back and refunded my money.

I kept the Nevada as it felt like a glove and I prefer an 8-inch boot. I use gaiters if the snow gets deep. It is my early to late fall elk boot and wish I had learned of Crispi sooner. It would have saved my feet a lot of pain, blisters and blackened toenails. 

I know someone gave Miles a bad review back in 2012, but take any review with some skepticism and know that whatever problem one person had, 10 others had a great experience.


Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $479

Felt broken in right out of the box. Very comfortable with great ankle support. Great traction for the snow and ice here in North Dakota.


  • very water proof
  • ankle support


  • maybe a bit heavier than I wanted

I wear these boots every day at work and play. I am on my feet all day long outside in the snow, sleet, rain, mud, mostly off road where it is very rough. I also use them for upland bird hunting, deer hunting, and fishing.

I abuse my footwear. Most boots don't last me 7 months and they are trashed. These Crispis are really holding their own. I am very happy with them, let you know more after a year.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $390

Great, great boots. Wore for 1 mile hike than went to CO. Put on many miles. Unbelievable comfort.


  • Fit/comfort
  • Support


  • Only the price, but my feet thank me

I was on my feet in CO 13 hours a day. At the end of the day when I took them off, my feet felt like they had not even been out for a hike. I am in my 50s and have hunted the West for almost 40 years and have never had boots that didn't fatigue my feet, until now.

Great support. Kept feet dry and warm. Have great grip on rocks. If I could afford to, I would be wearing these every day. No break-in required.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $300

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