Historic Range: $104.93-$104.99
Reviewers Paid: $100.00-$120.00
Historic Range: $52.48-$149.95
Decent boot, needs break-in time for the boot tongue, Vibram soles are awesome for scrambling up and down steep banks when trail blazing.
- Good heel fit, no slipping
- Fits a narrow foot OK, despite being a medium width boot
- Vibram soles are superior
- Break-in time for the tongue
- High volume instep
- Rubber toe rand, minor de-laminatiion at bend points
Good ankle fit and support, proven on the gopher-hole riddled upper Tejon Ranch trails. Good narrow heel fit, no slipping. Warm boot, just fine for mild weather hiking; will otherwise necessitate sweaty sock rotation for hot weather backpacking.
Thick leather upper seems fine for 35 pound pack loads, but make pulling the instep tight on a narrow foot unlikely. The boot tongue takes about 50 miles to break-in because of its thickness and shape; it pinches your upper instep until broken-in.
I am still amazed with the high-angle scrambling ability of the Vibram soles on this boot; going up or down slope the soles are truly awesome. Size is 11.5; slightly bigger than true fit size.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120 clearance sale
Narrow fitting boot but good overall construction.
Tried this boot while I was on the search for my perfect boot. I have narrow feet but my toes were still rubbing, not enough toe space for me.
Source: tried it in the store
Price Paid: $100