Old School Quality!

Reviewed by Hiker Jeff from Billings, MT on Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Well I finally found a pair of boots that doesn't give me blisters or foot pain. Usually, my feet really start to hurt after about six miles, not so with these. I recently took them on a 12 mile day hike in the Beartooth mountains and didn't have a single blister when I was done. Did a little mountain climbing in them in the Boulder mountains last weekend and found them to be a good sturdy boot with good traction. They are a bit bulky so you have to be careful with your footholds. Also scrambling through the talus and shale scuffed them up a bit (as would be the case with any all leather boot) but a treatment afterward with Obenauf's heavy duty LP seemed to take care of most of the scuffs. I Have found them to be completely water proof after treating them with the Obenhauf's. I never hiked in them before treating them so I can't say how they do out of the box. I'm taking them backpacking on the 26 mile East Rosebud trail in a couple of weeks I'll check back after that and let you know how they did.
  • Best Uses: Day Hiking, Harsh Terrain, Heavy Loads, Long-Distance Hiking
  • Describe Yourself: Casual/Recreational
  • Pros: Ankle Support, Arch Support, Fits my fat foot, Great Traction, Sturdy/Durable, Water Resistant
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
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