• Matterhorn 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.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by always grumpy from Ohio on Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    The best boots ever! They run true to size and wear like iron. I have had two other pairs that have lasted for years of military infantry abuse. It is nice that there are a few things left in life that have this good of build quality.
  • Reviewed by JJ from Denver, Colorado on Sunday, November 16, 2014
    Bought these boots for hunting. Solid construction, great fit, has a non-steel protective toe. Lightweight. I am a solid size 10 women's and purchased an 8.5 Mens and had a perfect foot fit. Unfortunately, I have skinny ankles (8 inches) and calves (12 inches) and these boots swallowed me in this area. When I laced up the boots the leather tongue was bent over in half and created multiple pressure points. I had to return. Hopefully Matterhorn will create boots more gender specific so I can enjoy these amazing boots in the future.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hiking fanatic from texad on Saturday, November 8, 2014
    Built well but small. I have thin feet and the medium was very tight while the heel was very big.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by dave from california on Saturday, June 21, 2014
    these boots are great. out of the box and into the trails,. comfortable, durable and easy on the feet. you can't go wrong with these boots.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ben from Knoxville, TN on Thursday, June 19, 2014
    This is my fourth pair of Matterhorns. I am tough on them, and they last several years in daily use on concrete floors, exposed to the heat and grit of a blacksmithing shop. The only part of the boot that has ever failed is the lace, melting in half on the vamp when a big piece of scale fell on it. One pair had Kevlar fabric panels that came open at a seam to expose the Gore Tex and insulation, but if you get the all leather styles they last forever. This pair is sage green flesh out leather; it is not suede or split leather, as the description says. It is full grain leather with the grain side on the inside of the boot. They fit well, Matterhorns run a bit large, order a half size smaller than you wear in shoes or get measured for the best fit. I wear 11.5 Matterhorns, 12 in Merrells and Adidas, 13 in Nikes, if that helps.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Landscape Worker from Colorado on Monday, June 2, 2014
    Excellent, very comfortable, waterproof, great for work
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Roxie from Virginia on Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    We oredered the boots for my daughter who absolutely loves them! They do tend to size large, so we were lucky enough that they still had the size under!
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