Closeouts. New Balance's MW978 hiking boots feature the waterproof breathable power of Gore-Tex® with a stabilizing, rugged design that you'll love for everything from an impromptu country jaunt to an all-out backcountry trek.
Reviewed by Balanced Boy from Colorado on Monday, December 16, 2013
Unlike other reviewers, I found the sizing of these shoes perfect (men's 9), just the right amount of toe room and width. New Balance have always been the best fit for me in athletic shoes (running, walking, court), but it took me a long time to realize they also make hiking boots and shoes. These fit very much like those other shoes. Very comfortable. After a brief break-in period, I went for a hike in the mountains (but on a mostly level trail) with several areas of snow and some mud-- the traction was very secure. Just enough ankle support for me. I love the simple design and the dark and darker brown color. On closeout sale, I don't see how you can lose.