Good boot, sturdy construction
Reviewed by DallasMom from Texas on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
This is the second pair of high hiking boots I tried from STP. The first pair I returned because they just weren't right. Mind you, I've always worn low boots, but given my age, I decided I needed some extra ankle support to prevent injuries. The first two days wearing these New Balance were OK. By the 3rd day, I was liking them. By the 4th day, I forgot to take them off after I was done "breaking them in" and wore them to the store. So I like them. I would not wear them out of the box on a major hike, however. These are very warm. That can be a good thing or a bad thing -- in Texas it means they'll be great for winter-spring, but I'll probably be wearing something else in the hot weather. I have not worn them in wet conditions so I can't speak to waterproofing but the soles, although not Vibram, appear to be stable and will provide good traction.