Scouter50 from Stockton Ca
I got these boots & they were immediately comfortable. I
knew at once these were for me. I have been using them day
to day at work, & didn't even have to break them in. I just
got back from Scout Summer camp with my son & after wearing
them all week they were still just as comfortable as the
first time I tried them on. I read the other reviews about
them wearing out quickly I guess we will have to see but so
far so good.
Abuddy25 from Eugene, OR
Had these boots now for over 2 years now. They are the best
boots I've ever had, and I love them. I only wear them for
my backpacking trips. They are extremely comfortable, keep
my feet dry and I have never had a blister wearing them.
I've been in snow, mud, rivers, you name it, these boots are
great. You may want a higher boot for more ankle support if
you are doing extreme climbing or descents. But for me, I
have found the ankle support to be more than adequate.
John from Livingston, Mt.
I have wide toes and am hard to fit, so I was very exited
about these boots. The REI salesman told me that they were
made with "Keendry" which is just like Goretex, dry and
breathable. Not so. These are not waterproof. My socks are
damp, not soaked but damp, even when I walk through mowed
wet grass! If I step in a puddle, I'm wet! It seems like
they got the extra toe room by taking it away from the heels
which seem very narrow. I had to buy a half size larger than
my foot measured and even then my ankles get sore after
wearing these all day. I wouldn't recommend much off trail
scrambling with these because there isn't a lot of lateral
support. Best for dry trails and around town. Would like to
recommend, but you see why I just can't.
Konkienam from Ventura, Ca
These are amazingly comfortable. I have been looking for a
hiker that fits snug, has wide toes, comfortable at every
step. I have taken them all over the southwest and most of
California. There are downfalls to this shoe. Like most
complaints the stitching comes apart within a couple of
months. But I was prepared for it after reading the reviews.
The stitching gave way at the south rim of the Grand Canyon
and with a little needle and thread they are good as new and
have held for 6 months now with no problems. "JUST A LITTLE
NEEDLE AND THREAD!!!" No reason to trash the shoes because
we can't sew.
The water proofing has not lasted but like every shoe that
says it is waterproof you have to give them maintenance. I
am a surveyor and I spend lots of time in boots, but you
have to keep using boot oil to keep them waterproof. Soil
has a way of soaking up oils that are in the boots that keep
them waterproof. So if you love yours you maintain them just
like a car or any other boot that you love. I bought a pair
of these for my father who stands on forklifts all day and
now his feet no longer hurt at the end of the day...and the
stitching has held.