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So far comfortable
Reviewed by Lea_Michelle from Chicago on Saturday, January 16, 2016
Needed a boot for cold weather hiking and snowshoeing -- Chicago weather is often harsh: very cold/damp/wet/icy. I am a firm believer in having the correct gear for conditions and I love boots! Bought super warm/waterproof Sorel snow boots last year, but still needed a supportive/waterproof/insulated boot with good grip. Spent many years outdoors with my Huskies, who have since passed and decided to get back out on the trails. Have a pair of really good Timberlands that aren't insulated so thought I would try Jack Wolfskin Winter Trail Texapore @ an affordable price on Sierra TP. Did a good amount of online research and I seem to lucked out "so-far" with these comfortable fit out-of-the box. Boot felt immediately comfy to my feet and well supportive around ankle (which I need), no heel slip (I have narrow heel), no instep pain (have high instep/arch), nice fit in toe area (my foot is a bit wider just below toes --rather like a duck). Took for a short walk (3/4 mike on paved sidewalk) to break-in. Felt a little rubbing on the bone right below ankle (I have slight pronation). So I stopped and felt inside boot where rubbing and it was a fold-over next to the tongue, so I adjusted/ smoothed it out and pulled the tongue over slightly and the rubbing stopped. So I concluded, this can be dealt with when lacing. Temp about 30 degrees, so warmer than usual, so I wore a medium weight wool sock and foot was very comfortable. Very nice looking boot and quality-made. Good sale price. I am satisfied with purchase. Age: 66. Former advanced-intermediate downhill skier. Currently: XC skier, snowshoer and casual hiker.