Excellent boots, excellent price

Reviewed by huckleberry and lake from Elkhorn Mtns of Oregon on Thursday, August 6, 2015
I ordered a size 10 UK, which is 11 US and it fits exactly like a size 11 US should. So far, I've taken the boots on a multi-hour hike up in the mountains in 70 degree weather (about 7,000 ft) with about 50 LBS in the pack. I saw plenty of dirt, decomposed granite and walked on exposed granite slabs. Going up in elevation, these boots had no problem gripping. While they did great on normal trail, they did even better on the exposed rock. There was no slip at all. The true test was going down, since I've encountered many shoes that turn into skis once the slope slopes down. These boots never gave out on me at all and my feet felt comfortable and secure. These boots remind me of ski boots. They keep the ankle and foot secure, but enough room in the toe box that the foot doesn't feel choked. Also, the boots look and feel like they have enough insulation to keep the feet warm in colder weather. With light socks and 70 degree weather, my feet did not overheat at all. Overall, I am extremely happy with the purchase. These boots will see a lot of use.

Pros: STP price, Made in Croatia!, re-soleable bottom, excellent Vibram sole, quality leather inside and out, feel light, great build quality.

Cons: Wear tall socks otherwise back of shoe will start eating at the skin on the Achilles heel and that won't feel pleasant. But most boots do that, so it's not a con against this boot in particular.
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