Reviewed by JoeF from Wisconsin on Monday, July 11, 2016
I bought these right before a trip to NZ. They were pretty stiff but I assumed they'd loosen up a bit after use and would be less prone to wearing out. I was half right. They certainly haven't worn out but they're still the stiffest hiking shoes I've ever worn. Rather than conforming to my feet, I think my feet would conform to them after a few miles. A pair of custom insoles should be on anyone's list if they buy these.

The fit is fairly narrow (which is good for me) but the toe box is a little wider than I'd like.

On the plus side, the Goretex works very well and they are fairly light. Also, the sole is very grippy, inspiring confidence in wet conditions. But if I don't need waterproof shoes I never reach for these and put on Asics Ventures instead. Those are extremely light and comfortable right out of the box (and half the price).
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