Great Boots!!!

Reviewed by Guy Smilie from Durham, NC on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
So, I guess I need to be clear. I have had these boots for a few weeks and have only done some mild hiking in them. So this can't be a real-deal review. That would take years of reliability. But I have faith these boots will be with me for decades to come. You should read the review:

"Trust me... these boots are that good!!!
Reviewed by 50th State Scoutmaster from Waipahu, Hawaii on Monday, February 11, 2013 "

I can add that these boots have style in addition to being made to last. I am an environmental scientist, so wearing boots to work is normal enough. I wore these boots the first week to start the breaking in process (much easier than I would have thought for such sturdy boots, by-the-by). I got a few comments on these boots, they are nice enough to wear to board meetings (at least in my field).

They are water-proof out of the box, and while they are a bit warm, I didn't think they were bad. I think your expectations are important here. Basically, to over simplify, this type of boot has three potential features- they can be waterproof, durable, or breathable. Great boots can have 2 of those features (waterproof and breathable, but then they will be Gore-Tex, and that will breakdown and stop being waterproof in a few years). These boots are waterproof and I feel like they will last a *LONG* time. But they are not the most breathable. You have to choose what matters more. I just got tired of boots giving up their ghost during long trips, leaving me with wet feet for days. And it's not like my feet didn't get hot in Gore-Tex boots...

Anywho, I really could go on and on about these boots, but the other review kind of says it all:


"Trust me... these boots are that good!!!
Reviewed by 50th State Scoutmaster from Waipahu, Hawaii on Monday, February 11, 2013 "
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