"These thing are TANKS for your feet!"

Verified Buyer Reviewed by sixbennetts from Upstate NY on Saturday, August 8, 2009
I am a UPS man in Northern NY state. I need real boots that will last a LONG time. My family and I also hike the Adirondacks, so I needed a boot that would do both.

These are stiff! But that's good, because although it will take a long time to break these in, once they are they will last forever. (I wore out my last pair of old Alico Guides in 8 years, but I use them constantly). Had them resoled 4 times, so use that as an indicator of how much use I give these. I'm replacing mine because the eyelets have worn out, not the rest of the boot.

Build quality on these is phenomenal! These are true craftsmanship through and through. You will not find a better built boot. Norwegian welt means they can easily be resoled by your local shoe repair man. (I always resole with Vibram Montagne's).

Perwanger leather is VERY durable, and impregnated with a heavy duty wax for water resistance. But they breath well, something I didn't expect. I clean mine by using warm water and a stiff brush, dry completely, then retreat with Nikwax, as is suggested by the makers. They never cracked or leaked, ever.

I hope Sierra continues to offer this boot for serious back country people like me.
  • Best Uses: Cold Weather, Day Hiking, Everyday, Harsh Terrain, Heavy Loads, Long-Distance Hiking, Wet Conditions
  • Cons: Heavy, Long Break-in, Too Stiff/Not Flexible
  • Describe Yourself: Adirondack UPS man, Avid Adventurer, Casual/Recreational, Professional/Guide
  • Pros: Ankle Support, EXCELLENT build quality, GReat Price, Great Traction, Norwegian welt, Stable foot platform, Sturdy/Durable, Warm, Water Resistant
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
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