"End-of-the-world" boots

Reviewed by Alaskan hiker from Mat-Su Alaska on Thursday, September 3, 2009
I stumbled on these boots and after a lot of comparison shopping I bought them to replace my 14 year old 'Fabiano Mountain Master' boots. Slight differences in a few details but these boots are every inch the equal of my Fabiano's.

Yes, they are stiff and heavy and do require a longer break-in period than most of the soft, easy boots marketed and sold today. The average hiker will turn up his nose at these and select a pair of the vastly lighter and cheaper boots available.

I love these boots and expect them to at least equal the quality and durability of my Fabianos. I call them my end-of-the-world boots because they are of the highest quality and I confidently expect that they are more than capable of taking me to the end of the world and back without a whimper.
  • Best Uses: Cold Weather, Everyday, Harsh Terrain, Heavy Loads, Light Loads, Long-Distance Hiking, Wet Conditions
  • Cons: Long Break-in
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer, Casual/Recreational
  • Pros: Ankle Support, Arch Support, Flexible, Great Traction, Sturdy/Durable, Warm, Water Resistant
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
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