Excellent Outdoor Work Boot

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Zappa from SW Oregon on Friday, June 26, 2009
I am employed by the National Park Service as a maintenance worker in the Pacific Northwest. I can be working under vastly different conditions, ranging from indoor computer work, hiking 8 miles with 40-60# pack to trail creation and rock work. Best job in the world! These boots were purchased for additional arch and heel support due to a long-term problem with plantar fasciitis. Problem is now improved dramatically since purchase. I normally wear a size 12.5-13 medium work boot. These boots were ordered at size 13 and fit fine for the first week or so. Then, as the sole & leather started to flex, I began to notice my toes bumping the front of the toe box, particularly on decents of any consequence. The only option to address the problem was an arch support insert to stabilize the foot within the shoe. Wonderful boot, well constructed, but the sole inserts that come with the boot need to be replaced with something more sustantial.
  • Best Uses: Day Hiking, Everyday, Harsh Terrain, Long-Distance Hiking, Wet Conditions
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer, Professional/Guide
  • Pros: Ankle Support, Arch Support, Comfortable/No Break-In, Great Traction, Heel Box, Sturdy/Durable
  • Sizing: Feels half size too small
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