Reviewed by Stan the Runner from Clinton, NJ on Friday, December 21, 2012
I had a pair of Raichle boots for over 10 years that I absolutely loved. I used the Raichle's everywhere and I've been looking for nearly 10 years for a boot of similar quality and comfort (Raichle quit making it). After reading the reviews of the Hanwag Dakota Hiking Boots I thought I'd try them out. As soon as I put them on I knew they were excellent. Very comfortable, high quality stitching, good toebox, durable materials. I loved the boots instantly. I've worn them for two solid days around the house to try them out. Awesome feel, no blisters at all. I haven't tried them on trails but I usually know from wearing boots around the house how they are going to fare. I think these will be excellent and may replace my beloved Raichle's. I can't wait to hike in them.