Reviewed by frankie from Connecticut on Thursday, February 13, 2014
These boots are fantastic, especially if you're looking for, and are used to, lighter footwear. After years of wearing heavy duty backpacking boots (all day, every day) I switched to the opposite end of the spectrum and began wearing barefoot running shoes full-time. Nowadays, my feet feel like giant and cumbersome blocks when I put on even moderately heavy boots, such as my older Asolo TPS-520s. The Cactus are, I think, the best "minimalist" boots one can get. They are very comfortable, plenty supportive (certainly relative to barefoot shoes), and the sole has great traction with good substrate release (i.e., self-cleaning). Two further aspects I really appreciate are (a) the fact that there is minimal stitch work and few pieces composing the uppers, which I think will ultimately translate to good durability; and (b) lacing to the toes, which helps seal the fit. I highly recommend this boot!
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