Reviewed by DLG from Idaho on Thursday, October 12, 2017
I spent a couple of hours making a decision on these Ahnu Alamere hiking shoes versus some other high-end brands. Ended up choosing these as the cost was so much lower...and it was the best choice for me! I wore my regular size and had plenty of toebox room, even had to do a special looping technique on my left foot due to skinny ankles (I do this with my running shoes as well). So I wore them around the house for an hour, then pulled them out the next day (Oct 9) for a 6 mile hike in Vancouver, British Columbia. Covered big rocks, smaller rocks, mud, dirt, small and large slippery tree roots, climbed about 1600 ft and back down. No slipping, feet stayed warm and dry (though I did not submerge them), no “hotspots”, no blisters, no discomfort, and no tired legs. Traction was awesome and these have just the right amount of cushioning. Shoes remained in perfect shape, just a little dirty as good trail shoes should be.