Not meant for more than a few steps...

Reviewed by The Snowshoer from Sandpoint, ID on Sunday, September 16, 2012
I looked and looked for some new winter boots that were lightweight, warm, and would be great for snowshoeing. Thought these were them. Nope.
They fit great, are VERY warm (sometimes too warm), very comfortable as long as your feet are dry. And really lightweight. I was excited when I first got these boots and felt how light they were compared to my not even 1yo set of not-waterproof Sorels.
I started using them immediately, mostly on my way to work, with just those few steps from the car to the door and back.
Then, we went snowshoeing/backpacking. After having worn these boots for a few weeks, I thought these would be perfect. But, I still packed extra socks, just in case. The trip was a total of 13 miles--6.5 in, 6.5 out, not that long at all. Before even reaching the campsite, though, my feet were SOAKED. Come on, I was wearing snowshoes, so mostly on top of the snow. Once we had our fire built, I tried to dry my feet off, and set the boots by the fire and tried to dry them out. It never worked. I have to say, these boots really know how to hold their water.
So, how else did they perform? My feet stayed warm. That's the best part about these boots, that, even though we were in snow and freezing temps, and my feet were soaked, they were still toasty warm. Gotta love the omni-heat.
As for now, I'm back to using my not-waterproof Sorels for snowshoeing, my feet actually stay dry in those.
  • Best Uses: A Few Steps In The Snow
  • Cons: Not A Winter Boot
  • Describe Yourself: Advanced
  • Pros: Comfortable, Highly Adjustable, Lightweight, Retains Warmth
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • Width: Feels true to width
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