Great Boots!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Big Boots from Mid-Atlantic on Thursday, June 5, 2014
I just got these and I am still breaking them in. I used to wear a similar pair of these boots by Asolo 24 years ago when I lived in the Pacific Northwest and they were great for the mountains. Wish I knew where they were-Whomever has them is probably still wearing them! These boots are obviously well-crafted. I went the hot water soak-and-wear route to break them in. I wore liner socks and the thickest, heaviest wool socks I had to get a good mold with space for hiking socks. First thing I noticed-water stayed in the boots, aside from a slow leak at the speed laces. With some waterproofing, these boots will obviously keep me dry. I've been wearing them for about 3-4 days now around the house and they're starting to soften up. The leather is starting to crease across the top of the ball of the foot, as expected. I'm pleased. I think these will turn out to be excellent hiking boots and I can't wait to get them in the field. I will try to return with a more thorough comment when I can as I get to know them better.

Note-these are big, heavy boondockers, not lightweight techie hiking tennis shoes. They are not for fast, light movement, but hard slogging through the brush and up the slope. I can't wait to put them to the test.
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