Reviewed by Hard working woman from Illinois on Friday, March 01, 2013
This is the first shoe I've put on my foot, other than Ecco's, that fit great right out of the box. The width was perfect. The length was exactly right. My toes didn't feel crunched and the insoles were really supportive and well cushioned. The day they arrived we'd gotten several inches of wet, slushy snow but they stayed clean and kept my feet dry. I'm on my feet all day at work and chasing children, and my feet felt great after what is now day three of all day every day. Would recommend these to anyone who loves Ecco hiking shoes, but not the Ecco price tag.
Reviewed by debbiker54 from Concord, ca on Friday, February 01, 2013
I have some foot trouble as plantar fasciitis and ball of foot pain. I now have to wear study shoes with an over the counter footbed. I bought these shoes cause I walk the dogs on trails and wanted a sturdy shoe but not a hiking boot. I bought these for walking and light hiking.
This shoe is really well made, well stitched, well constructed, sturdy materials and the sole does not flex much and the heel is very supportive. It is also waterproof. The material comes up a little higher on the ankle, but not as far as a boot which offers more support. These were a great value as I got them during the winter sale, plus additional cost off from buying on the internet.
The color and style is not really fashionable or stylish, if that is a concern to you, I would pass on this shoe. They also run a little large, but I was afraid to order a size down for fear of being too tight, so I used the "Sole" footbed and thicker socks.
If you aren't concerned with appearance and want a sturdy, supportive, functional shoe, I would order them.
I am very happy with these shoes.
Reviewed by kt colorado from Montrose, CO on Sunday, November 18, 2012
I bought these boots mountain biking technical trails in cold and wet weather conditions. They performed great on slippery, rocky terrain and kept my feet dry and warm!
I know I'll be grabbing these boots for all my fall/winter/early spring trail rides!
Reviewed by K walker from Roy, WA on Monday, November 05, 2012
I live out on forest land that was converted to a very large housing reserve. There are about 26 miles of gravel roads and dirt multi-use trails for recreation. I have had a few foot surgeries so I needed to give up running and go to walking to save me from more pain and surgeries. I have 2 large dogs that need to be exercised daily so I needed a super comfy stable shoe that I could wear in all types of weather, especially rain since I live in WA.state. I took a chance and ordered this shoe without ever hearing about the brand or trying one on, but it seemed to fit the bill for what I was looking for. The low price made it ok for me to take the risk. I ordered a 7.5 and they seem a bit long compared to my asics I wear in 7.5, but I tend to wear a bit thicker sock when walking or hiking so the extra length is not bad. Pleny of width for my slightly wide foot but not sloppy. They are made with Gore-tex so are supposed to be waterproof, but strangly I have not had to put that claim to the test yet. The sole of this shoe is a slight rocker shape so it is a very cushiony soft ride. So far I am very happy with my purchase and I hope they stand up to lots of miles of wet muddy walking. Perhaps consider a half size smaller than what you currently wear.
Best Uses: All Weather Conditions, Mixed Terrain, Muddy Conditions, Rocky/Unstable Terrain
Describe Yourself: Gym Rat, Recreational Walker/Hiker
Pros: Comfortable, Good Cushioning, Great Traction, Lightweight