Reviewed by Dayhiking Valerie from North Carolina on Monday, June 10, 2013
I bought these to replace my North Face hiking boots that gave me blisters on the back of my heels even after calling North Face and asking them what I should do (FYI I was advised to use 2 sock liners which didn't work!). I thought the price looked good, but I wasn't sure, so I tried to find someplace else that was selling them. I couldn't find the same ones but I did notice that every pair of this brand that is boots is over $175 most over $200! So I purchased them.
Once I received them I put them on and my toes seemed to have a lot of room. I put on my wool hiking socks that I plan on hiking in and then went for a walk around the block. They are kinda stiff but that is how they should be. I wore them hiking and did a 6+ mile hike that was pretty strenuous and went through a creek. I also had purchased a pair of superfeet inserts (berry) hoping I could fix my other hiking boots but after I saw the sole was coming off I just bought this pair of shoes. I put the insoles in and they made the shoes fit better. The creek I walked through, I stepped in up to my ankle and my feet stayed totally dry!
If anyone is worried about feet getting wet, Goretex guarantees that they won't leak and if they do they will replace, fix or refund so that is another added assurance, over the ST returns accepted-which is one reason I love this company! Try and find a company that will take stuff back once it shows any signs of usage, but how are you supposed to know something works right unless you USE IT?