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Reviewers Paid: $160.00-$185.00
Great universal boots. With Sno seal impregnation absolutely waterproof, but still breatheable enough. Use from normal hiking to backpacking and random use for glacier walking. Very comfortable - no break in period, boots fit immediately.
Materials: Leather/ Cambrella
Break-in Period: none
Weight: about 1.7kg pair
Price Paid: 2850 CZK
Very well made boot!!! comfortable out of the box... no blisters on past couple of hikes.... U cant go wrong with this boot, the bronco fills a nice void between my technica approach shoes & my La Sportiva Makalus since my Solomon
Adventure 6's fell apart(but I guess that is another review!!!)
Materials: Full Grain Leather
Use: rough/off trail
Break-in Period: 3 or 4 miles!!!!
Weight: 3.51bs ???
Price Paid: $185 ouch
After trying on dozens of boots over a period of months, the first time I tried on the Bronco's, I knew they were the boots as they seemed to fit perfectly.
I was a little concerned that they weren't full grain leather, but the split grain is fine, especially if you use Nikwak to get that bit extra in watrerproof protection.
In terms of break in period, well I found them perfect out of the box and have experienced no problems at all. I recommend wearing liner socks to prevent blisters and this may have been what saved me from the break in period. I have used this boot all throughout the mountains in South eastern Australia and have found them magnificient. I would strongly recommend them for soneone with a high arch and who likes great heel fit.
Materials: One Piece Leather
Use: mid to heavy duty pack
Break-in Period: none!!!!!
Price Paid: $183 Australian
These boots have seen almost three months of heavy use in the Alaskan backcountry, and they've held up very well. At first, their rigidity gave me blisters, but now they fit vey well. After a few more trips, they should be very well broken in. I highly recommend these boots for their quality of construction, fit, and waterproofness. The one-piece leather seals out most water. The boots look very nice and with scree scrapes all over, people will call you a bad ass.
Materials: mid- to heavy-duty one-piece leather
Use: mid- to heavy-duty mountaineering, backpacking, and hiking
Break-in Period: several months
Price Paid: $160 on sale