Average Matterhorn Review  (based on 118 reviews)

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  • Reviewed by Beserka from Arkansas on Saturday, August 1, 2015
    I'm an 8D, so I rolled the dice on 7W. Which width should be the same as an 8D. This was not the case. These would be a Sz 8 in length and a 7D in width at best. I figured through a wee bit of [...] I could if nothing else have something to move about the place when it snows. I pulled the thick insole replacing it w/thin Han wag sz 8. Fit w/o buckling though the sz 42 Han Wag insole I had was too long.

    I laced straight up the sides until going through the first hook before crossing over to the other side. I then went up the side two hooks before crossing, then up the final three hooks before crossing into the last round eyelet. I wore these around the house wearing the thinnest dress socks allowing ease of on/off. This is possible thanks to the integrity of the safety toe, gusseted tongue sewn on both sides of 12 eyelets/12 hooks also serving as leather fasteners and gore-tex bootee sewn inside. I don't have any issue w/ amble toebox due to the structure of the composite safety toe anchoring the suede.

    Now that I've swapped insole & lacing I can use a middleweight wool sock. The sole is flexible w/spring & absorption you would expect in rubber. I plan to wear these, 1.5 mi, up and down a little mnt then change into some of me other hiking boots a few times before extending the distance. Granted I'm splitting hairs, but the laces are cheesy round ones that I know will untie w/little prodding. However, whilst breaking the leather in the slick shoelaces combined w/lacing pattern will make for quick n easy tightening/loosening. Down the road I will buy a pair of quality laces.

    I believe the craftsmanship combined w/flexible suede will allow me to be able to hike extended distances in short time. The composite toe/shank have these claimed 400 gm thinsulate, 200 each I'm sure, 10" coming in at 5lbs. Weighed on physician style beam scale. Sure, it would be nice if these were properly sized, yet for the price paid I consider them worth the extra attention.

    Also, I would not be able to pull this off if these weren't well made quality boots. Perhaps in time I'll be able to use more crossing patterns w/laces. The quality of material and craftsmanship should have these poised at 4-4.5 stars. .
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ed from Il on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    Laces are no heavy duty for the kind of boot hard to keep them tide , not truth size it comes wide.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by WJL from New York on Thursday, February 5, 2015
    So far so good! Warm and dry after one 10 degree day of use. Does have a small faint stain on one toe-top that looks like they did the best they could to remove, but probably explains why these are on closeout - they're 'irregulars.' Not a problem for me - I didn't get them as a fashion statement. These will get plenty worn, scuffed and stained.
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