Historic Range: $49.73-$125.00
Supportive and wear well.
- Good arch support
- Not waterproofed
- Don't dry all that quickly
Fit and Comfort:
I purchased these shoes specifically because they have good arch support. They do, and I am very pleased with them in that regard.
These are soft shoes, and do not require being broken in. One of my little toes starts to rub after a day or so, but I think that's my toe, not the shoes.
They fit a bit better after I played with the lacing, dispensing with the extra middle loop for the laces at the toe.
Very good foot support. I have bad arches and heel spurs, and my feet are fine in these. Even with a heavy pack, they are OK for three or four days. But they are soft shoes, not boots, and don't do much for the ankles.
This is the one thing I don't much care for with these shoes. I got them specifically because they are NOT waterproofed, and I thought that they would thus dry quicker if wet—they don't. If anything, they dry rather more slowly than a leather boot. I guess they are breathable, because over the toes, the wet goes right straight through from the dew on the grass, but the tongue is quite heavily padded, and pretty much, once it's wet, it stays wet.
Fine. About what would be expected for a rubbery sole.
OK down to about freezing, if dry with warm socks. Very breathable over the toes.
Construction & Durability:
Really have worn well. Show wear after two years of pretty much all my hiking and camping and not inconsiderable around town, but clearly still have wear in them.
Northeast U.S. Three-season hiking and camping.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: at retail