Iceland was no match for these boots!
Reviewed by Wanderlust from Minnesota on Sunday, March 12, 2017
Two weeks in Icleand (June 2016) and these boots exceeded all expectations. No matter the terrain -- jagged lava, slippery seaweed, dusty moss -- these boots managed it all. My feet stayed dry traversing glacial and thermal streams, as well as while beachcombing. The only time my feet got wet was when I made the fateful mistake of turning my back on the North Atlantic, and a wave came in over the top. My ankles stayed safe on loose-rock trails, and these boots saved me more than once in gravel slides. I wasn't too sure about the pointy toes, but my piggies had plenty of room and my Morton's toe was happy. They sure protected my toes from all the rocks I kicked, and I was grateful for the toe shape when I found myself scaling a slippery Basalt slot canyon with scant toe holds. Our most challenging day was a 7-hour hike to Hornjbarg, mostly on moist vegetation. I didn't slip once despite some very steep terrain. I have an average foot volume and normally wear 10.5 or 11. Though the reviews indicated these run large, I took my chances with an 11 as I knew I'd want to wear thick socks. I was happy with my choice, as I was able to comfortably add Superfeet insoles and thin gel inserts. I've never written a product review, but when I came back today to order a second pair and saw they were out of 11's, I decided to share my delight with these boots. They are going with me to Iceland and the Schwartzwald next week, then back to Iceland in September. Though they don't have insulating properties, I wore them this winter in Minnesota when it was icy (for traction) and was pleased that my feet stayed warm.
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