For me, not worth it

Reviewed by ksamc from Kaneohe, HI on Friday, September 28, 2012
Many reviews here have mentioned the quality of these shoes, and I would have agreed when I first purchased them. I ordered these shoes 5 months ago - prior to hiking the Na Pali coast on Kauai, with a few weeks to break them in. The 11 mile hike in went fairly smoothly with a little moleskin on my heels. Now, about 100 miles of hiking later, and the outer seams have already ripped. I had hoped a shoe in this price range would have lasted years. I live in Hawaii, and many of the hikes I do have steam crossings. I often take these shoes off because the soles are actually quite slick on the river stones. I trust my own bare feet much more.
As a woman, my arches may be a bit higher than the average man's, but these shoes do not have enough arch support for my feet. I am not sure if unisex shoes are the way to go. All in all, I wear them because I spent the money on them, but I don't love them and would not buy them again.
  • Best Uses: Day Hiking, Light Loads
  • Cons: Not Durable/ Wears Easily, Poor Traction, Too Stiff/Not Flexible
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
  • Pros: Water Resistant
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • Width: Feels true to width
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