Update on 'end of the world boots'

Reviewed by Alaskan hiker from Mat-Su Alaska on Thursday, October 22, 2009
After several months of use these boots are, indeed, a great buy. They are the toughest boots I have found since the mid 90's when Ed Fabiano closed up. They have taken on every condition I have put them through with no problem. I use them every day cutting firewood, home construction, carrying heavy loads, and long weekend hiking trips in Southcentral Alaska. Wet, muddy, soft, hard, or unstable surfaces are no problem. Even a shopping trip to the luumber yard or store in the middle of a work day is fine because these boots are at home anywhere.

After a brief break-in they fit my feet like a glove and offer superb ankle support,no slippage chafing, or blistering. The 100% leather construction means that at the end of a 12 or 14 hour work day your feet smell fine because they are able to breathe freely. Any other lining, including Gore-tex leaves your feet not smelling so sweet.

The only thing I would have had them do differently would have been to add an achilles notch in the top rear of the collar. Other than that, no complaints. I am glad Sierra offered these and if they become available again I will certainly buy another pair to alternate with these.
  • Best Uses: Everyday, Harsh Terrain, Heavy Loads, Long-Distance Hiking, Wet Conditions
  • Cons: No achilles notch
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer, Casual/Recreational
  • Pros: Ankle Support, Arch Support, Great Traction, Sturdy/Durable, Warm, Water Resistant
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
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