Exceeded expectations, awesome boots!

Reviewed by Punx from East coast on Sunday, January 10, 2016
I purchased these in May 2014. It is now January 2016, and they are in great condition with 100s of miles worth of wear.

I normally wear a 6 (dress shoes) or 6.5 (street shoes), so I purchased these in a size 7 (outdoor shoes). They fit well, and they were comfortable straight out of the box. I "broke them in" on a 4 day backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Wilderness, and I was pleased with their performance through snow, ice, mud, and an assortment of rocky terrain on their first outing. They've since traveled with me everywhere: the Rockies, the Sierra Nevada, the Cascades, and ALL over Appalachia. They take to micro-spikes well, and they worked fine with strap-on crampons. I've worn them in ~20F to ~100F, and my feet were happy as long as I made smart sock choices. I've been going pretty hard with these boots, and the blue still looks surprisingly vibrant. I've also trekked through some pretty BS trails that were akin to trailblazing scree and talus while wearing a ~40 lb pack. The height saved my wonky ankle, and the treads have yet to fail.

Basically, if you're on the fence, you should buy these to at least check them out. :)
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