New Kicks 4.5 Star
Verified Buyer Reviewed by FirstNameSmith from Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
These are replacing my Sportiva which have gotten kinda soft/flat, as did my Guide Tennies before them. These seem way more stiff. Which makes kicking them on and off easier. They have a bit of a clunky feel to them, and make me quite a bit taller. Still, they are totally sturdy, reasonably warm, and way grippier than expected for the tread. I haven't texted the goretex yet but these seem like they should be a winner for a long while. The red band on the heal marks pretty easily, but otherwise they still look good after a week running around the Buttermilk Country in Bishop.