VERY comfortable light hikers

Verified Buyer Reviewed by John S from Madison, WI on Tuesday, December 13, 2016
I had not heard of Ahnu before, but on the strength of reviews that claimed this shoe was very comfortable right out of the box, and STP's usually great price, I ordered a pair. The size was exactly right in my usual length and width (8.5 M), and they feel great, easily accepting my orthotic inserts.! I've had great experience with the eVent fabric in a rain jacket, and I expect these shoes will be likewise waterproof and breathable. They do feel shock-absorbing, as advertised.

The shoe feels stiff, and a bit heavier than the so-called "approach" shoes I'm replacing with these, but a stiff sole is a good thing on the rough terrain that I often hike, and overall these Ahnu are still relatively lightweight. The lugs on the sole are quite aggressive, and should grip well on slippery surfaces. And I like the heel loop to help pull them on.

One niggling complaint: in the black/gray/red that I chose, the laces are thin, and so close in color to the body of the shoe that in dim light it's hard to sort out the lace loops to quickly snug them up. I may add a slide lock--which I really like anyway--to the laces for ease of snugging to my foot.
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