Phenomenal boot - built to last.

Reviewed by Drewmon from Nashville, TN on Sunday, October 11, 2009
Built so solid it is nuts. Hard to find items made with this much quality anymore and at a decent price.

Bought a pair before heading out west and they kept my feet comfortable for days in/near Santa Fe, Taos, and Cimarron on trails and bumping around the towns. Since then they've been great for general trail hiking and field use wherever I trek.

The good?
- Great construction
- Great materials
- Comfortable once broken in
- Decent grip from the Vibram sole (not the best in muddy conditions)
- Great price for the quality

The bad?
- Sizing is a bit squirrely. I normally wear a 10.5 E. Bought a size 11.5 following the suggested sizing on the site when I bought mine. Fit great in the toe box and ankle, but they are still a bit short. Thus toe bang is a problem at times depending on the approach.
- Needed better insoles ASAP to help with the above...
- Stiff, break in period can be a tad long. Great once they get there though.
- A bit heavy. If you are used to GoreTex or similar lightweight boots then these can be oppressively heavy.

In the end, these are boots that can last an outrageously long time and outperform many of their modern design counterparts. Properly maintained the leather will wear very little and they can be resoled. Get a pair, you won't regret it.
  • Best Uses: Day Hiking, Everyday, Long-Distance Hiking
  • Cons: Long Break-in
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
  • Pros: Ankle Support, Great dry traction, Roomy toe box, Sturdy/Durable, Warm
  • Sizing: Feels half size too small, Feels too small
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