Reviewed by dave the climber from california on Thursday, April 04, 2013
I bought these shoes for my son. They fit great and he has been loving them. He says that they feel great and should work well for the light hiking we are doing. I am well pleased with the quality so far and the value was excellent.
Reviewed by Mhays from Evanston, IL on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I returned these, because the soles of these shoes are completely rigid. I have hiking boots with stiff soles, but they do flex a bit where my foot bends: these do NOT flex at all; like I said, it's like having wooden planks strapped to your feet.
Is it possible these are intended for a different sport than hiking?
Reviewed by Bob the burner from Minnesota on Thursday, March 01, 2012
I needed a new pair of boots for the inbetween seasons. Mud, rain, snow, etc. I decided to go with these shoes and I am not disappointed! Don't buy them to run in or anything like that...they are too stiff for anything but walking but they are awesome for that.
Best Uses: All Weather Conditions, Everyday, Grass, Mixed Terrain, Muddy Conditions, Rocky/Unstable Terrain
Describe Yourself: Competitive Athlete
Pros: Durable, Good Arch Support, Great in wet weather, Great Traction, Stabilizes Foot
Reviewed by David from San Diego on Friday, February 10, 2012
For the price, this is a really good approach shoe. It is rugged, durable, and has good edging and friction properties. The break in period was longer than usual, but I attribute that to the beefy construction. For me, not so much a trail walking shoe as a peak bagging / approach shoe. Excels at edging and crack climbing, but a little too burly for technical smearing.
Best Uses: Mixed Terrain, Rocky/Unstable Terrain, Scrambling
Describe Yourself: Recreational Walker/Hiker, ROCK CLIMBER
Pros: Durable, Good Cushioning, Great Traction, Stabilizes Foot