Closeouts. Made for a woman's foot, Patagonia's Bly hiking shoe has a sleeker, more shapely design, with extra padding and a foot-forming insole that allows for customized comfort and performance on the trail.
Reviewed by SDavis from Manhattan, NY on Monday, August 27, 2012
I can take an 8 or 8.5 in different shoes, Took 8.5 in this one. Heel too wide, and shallow for me Everyday support footwear. I have a narrow foot. I use spenco orthotics in shows, instead of the one supplied. But I tried 6 pairs of different "hiking" shoes, and all had too wide heel for me (mine is very narrow)and also too shallow to support my ankle. It's going back.
Reviewed by Lorna Doone from WI on Monday, July 23, 2012
Great shoe! It has a little extra arch support and are very light. I usually wear a size 10 of 10.5 in hiking shoes and ended up with 11s in this pair. I'm impressed with the vibram soles and the shoe was so comfortable it required absolutely no break in. They did get dusty immediately but that's what outdoor gear is for!
Arch Type: High Arch
Best Uses: Backcountry, Day hikes, Everyday
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Great Traction, No Break-in
Reviewed by jkatci from WA on Sunday, July 08, 2012
It is not often I try something twice and it still does not work. Ordered my correct size but they were too short so ordered another pair 1/2 size larger. Not sure there is much difference. Measured against other shoes and find considerably shorter. Forget it. Will watch for Asics or Avia to be available. Would say they run a full size short. Also small toebox.
Reviewed by ncretiree from Tryon, NC on Saturday, July 07, 2012
I wanted a low hiking boot for my daily walks in woods/fields/some elevation change, some wet areas. My present boots have a couple of holes in the fabric part, and one of the soles just started flapping in the front, to illustrate how worn out they are. This doesn't seem a good replacement for them. This seemed a nice shoe for everyday wear, not a hiking boot. I didn't need another nice shoe, I returned them.
Reviewed by Picky about shoes from Seattle, WA on Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I am picky. I wanted a day hiker/walking shoe that is not too masculine looking, but also comfortable and durable. The soles are Vibram and very nice, but I wouldn't do a >5 mile hike in these if the trail is really rocky (as they often are in the Pacific Northwest).
This is my second pair. My first pair are not worn out, but I bought a second since I loved them and they were on close-out. I bought the first pair at a store and needed 1/2 size larger than my normal shoe size, but I have wide feet.
FYI, if you take these on a dusty trail, the dust really sticks to them. Maybe that's why most other hiking shoes are dust colored :)