One Sport Chilkoot
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when i brought them home i thought 'well, they're hard as a rock, so i guess they'll be durable'. i was right, unfortunately for my feet, however. everytime i've been on a long trek i've gotten at least one blister. and the waterproofing is horrible. especialy around the rubber strip extending from the sole- it just sucks in water.
i think one sport has a contract with dr. scholls' moleskin division- DO NOT BUY THESE BOOTS!!!!
Materials: highly absorbent leatheresque material
Use: rough trail medium weight packers
Break-in Period: going on 2 years now
Weight: heavy and awkward
Price Paid: $160-180
I bought these boots for my wife. She has been happy with the boots now that they have broken in. However the rand on the side of one boot is now coming apart.
These boots in my estimation are just broken in (1997 models with low milage). They have been cared for extremely well (treatment, storage, etc.).
One reason we bought these boots was my initial happiness with my moraines, however my boots have started to come unglued and now so are my wife's.
They are comfortable boots but appear to have problems with the rand.
Use: Rough trail with pack
Break-in Period: long
Weight: less than 1kg
Price Paid: $250 CDN
Do not buy these boots if you have narrow feet. The BOOTS ARE WIDE. They are tough as all-get-out, and have awsom soles. I have size 12AA so that may be the only reason I have problems with the width.
Use: rough trail, bushwacking, winter acsent of colorado fourteeners, summer backpacking
Break-in Period: I reall y don't know
Weight: ?? 2lbs a piece ??
Price Paid: got 'em new for $115
These are the worst boots I owned. After only a little more than one year the cambrell behind the heel was broken on both boots. I still have these boots for less than two years and the ruber band on the side of the boots is falling appart. Plus recently the nubuck leather punctured on the external side were the boot flex. These boots have also always been extremely hard to waterproof but now that there are holes in them it is just impossible. The only good thing about these boots is that they are comfortable right out the store.
Materials: Leather (nubuck)
Use: light to moderate trail
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $240 CDN
These boots are terrible. I have owned the morraines and thought they would be comparable. I was badly mistaken. I wore these boots everyday for a entire summer while working at campground. The nubuck can't handle real work. The boots came apart at the seams. I know you might be thinking that they were over used, but the next season I did twice the hiking and the vasque sundowners came through it with barely a blemish. Stay away from these boots if you can.
Materials: Leather (nubuck)
Use: moderate trail
Price Paid: $170
These boots are great, I'm really happy with them so far. they're rugged, inexpensive and comfortable. Buy a pair as soon as you get the money.
Use: rough/off trail heavy pack
Break-in Period: 20 miles
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Price Paid: $160
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