Closeouts. Tecnica Dragonfly hiking boots feature premium, weight-reducing materials, EVA phylon midsole and T-Cube cushioning to provide an exceptional blend of lightweight performance, stability and comfort.
Reviewed by Love2hike from Seattle, WA on Thursday, July 11, 2013
This is my second pair of this same boots because I love it so much..so soft, comfortable and very light. You do not need to break it in. I am trekking in MAchu Picchu in August and wanted to make sure that I have a comfortable boots and a newer one of this. This is not a waterproof boots but have hiked it in the winter and felt fine. I have another waterproof Tecnica boots but a little heavier. They are discontinuing this model and what a shame! I will buy this boots again. I hike a lot!
Reviewed by Colorado to Western Washington transplant from Western Washington on Thursday, June 13, 2013
These are very comfortable and lightweight, but they make me miss my old Raichle boots that finally fell apart after 16 years. My old boots had wonderful cushioning in the soles, and rocky trails were hardly more stress on my feet than pavement. Not so with these -- better than a sneaker, of course, but my feet are sore after a few miles on rough terrain. Another downside, if you like a roomy toebox -- these boots taper at the toes, so on the downhills you may feel a little scrunched. And they do leak in wet conditions. Upsides, they fit fairly true to size (I normally wear a 39; these size 8's are a 39.5), are very flexible, and get an excellent grip on rocks. So, if your feet aren't too sensitive and you like a boot that feels like a more supportive sneaker, this is a good choice. As for me, I'm shopping for something with a cushy but flexible sole, and will relegate these to smooth terrain or gardening once I have a replacement.
Reviewed by STP Shopper from Ohio on Sunday, August 26, 2012
I like Technica very much--though I miss the "made in Italy" label of times past. I usually wear 5.5 in Technica, and based on the mixed reviews I tried the 5.5 and the 6. After lots of tryings on and takings off, I decided a little bigger was better. I did however--and this may help someone to know--compare the removable insoles. The 6 is just a smidgen longer. The difference in size seems to be in the width. Anyway, this observation may be neither here nor there, but my foot is a B width, and I found the 6's a bit large, which is better than the 5.5's being a bit small.
Reviewed by Nanka, adventuress extraodinaire from Minneapolis, MN on Thursday, June 28, 2012
Used these for the first time in Yosemite. Loved the feel, but I was jealous of my boyfriend's waterproof gortex boots. Oh well, at least I didn't have to pay $200. Great value, super comfortable and I am glad I have them.
Best Uses: Day Hiking
Cons: Not Water Resistant
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Pros: Ankle Support, Comfortable, No Break-in, Sturdy/Durable, Warm
Reviewed by Lizard Queen from Yuma, AZ on Monday, June 11, 2012
I needed a boot to keep sand out since I'm a field biologist currently trekking through sandy habitat each day, and this boot does a great job. It didn't require any breaking in and is very comfortable.
Reviewed by Greengables from Canfield, OH on Thursday, May 24, 2012
Bought these boots as a lightweight alternative to my heavy duty long-distance hiking boots. And, lightweight they are! The insoles are soft, cushy; no break-in time needed. The only drawback is with the sizing. I ordered both a 7 & 7.5 to compare - and I ended up keeping the 7.5 for the added toebox length. However, both sizes seemed wide; more than roomy across the top of boot and in the toe box. Adding an additional insole took care of some of that extra room. For the fabulous price, and since I always have to tweak my hiking boots, I'll keep tweaking to make these featherweight, comfortable boots work for hiking in the dry, summer months!
Arch Type: High Arch
Best Uses: Day Hiking, Everyday, Light Loads, Long-Distance Hiking
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
Pros: Ankle Support, Comfortable, Good Arch Support, Great Traction, No Break-in