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La Sportiva Pamir Hiking Boots - Leather (For Men)
Closeouts. Upgrade your hiking experience with a pair of heavy-duty, Italian-made hikers! La Sportiva's Pamir hiking boots start with a solid, durable base of water-repellent, scratch-resistant Idro-Perwanger leather and are fully fortified for maximum traction and shock absorption with a Vibram® Sasslong sole featuring the Impact Brake System.
Reviewed by Ebars from NH on Saturday, July 9, 2016These are big, tough, rugged backpacking boots. I have put about 60-75 miles on them now, and just finished my first big outing with them in the NH White Mountains. 2 days, 22 miles of deep wilderness.
Fit: Run small, definitely 1/2 size up. Width is decent, but my borderline wide feet could use a bit more room at the ball and pinky joints.
Break-in: These will take time to break in. The roughout, silicon impregnated Perwanger leather is very high quality, durable, rugged. I prefer this type of leather over the type Alico uses for rough conditions. The inner leather is soft, comfotable and should break in quicker.
Lacing: Very nice locking system, but I wish they would have scrapped the fabric loops and just sensibly put a deep heal lock steel eyelet like the others. It feels like the first part of the boot that will breakdown by a long shot.
Soles: These are stiff and should be, but have a slight rocking motion that enable them to walk well. Vibram tread seems very durable with great traction.
Support: Terrific all around. I doubt anyone could carry more weight than these boots could handle.
Weight: Heavy as you would expect.
Breathability: Not great being leather inside and out, but better than a leather backed goretex. They do get a bit warm in Northeast summer conditions.
Waterproofing: Great. I have treated them with Nikwax to keep from impacting breathability. I have submerged them for minutes at a time, no issues.
Very pleased with this purchase, especially at STP prices!
Reviewed by Smitty from Boise on Saturday, June 18, 2016I've had this shoe for a total of 3 months and have taken them on only ONE camping trip. The shoe started separating where the side meets the sole. Sierra Trading post was fabulous and offered to take them back, but they did not have any more of this model in my size. The boot is very comfortable for me, so I opted to keep them and contact La Sportiva for a fix. They offered to fix it, but at my shipping expense. After spending a couple hundred dollars on a shoe and having an issue after such a short period of time, this solution wasn't acceptable.
5 stars for comfort
4 stars for quality
2 stars for LA SPORTIVA customer service
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bigtwist from North Carolina on Friday, April 15, 2016I like these boots very much. I have only owned them a short time, but I am impressed with the quality. It is getting difficult to find non-gortex, leather lined hiking boots and these fit the bill nicely
Verified Buyer Reviewed by hammer from ohio on Sunday, March 13, 20165 stars for STP!! First pair was a little small (I needed a half size larger). I had to return those, which STP made very easy. The boots are very well made of quit sturdy leather - they will need some breakin. I did replace the insoles but, so far I am happy with the boots they provide excellent ankle support (the uppers are a little higher than some hiking boots).
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ali Mac from Poole England on Wednesday, March 9, 2016Sadly too small, sent back, but couldn't exchange since import tax to UK too expensive to pay again. I followed all the sizing guides, and on many other sites, drew my foot measured etc, incl' Sportiva specific, so do order 1/2 bigger than you usually take. Otherwise, would have been a brilliant boot for me, I was very sad they didn't fit me, I'd searched world wide could only find them in US.