Best backpacking boots!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by SoCoHunter from Colorado Springs on Wednesday, February 1, 2017
This is my third pair of Salomon 4D boots. I ordered these a 1/2 size larger than my previous 2 pair and the added room really improved these already awesome boots. I highly recommend the extra 1/2 size. These boots hold up well when cared for. I purchased my first pair in 2011.
They are still very comfortable and I wear them regularly. I've put a lot of miles on my first two pair and, while side-by-side you can see tread wear and tear, the tread/soles hold up well over time even when used in some gnarly off-trail terrain. Clean them with some regularity and reapply water protectant on occasion and the water proofing will continue to work well for years. Another tip is to break them in before hitting the trail. If you give these boots time to conform to your feet you will be a very happy person. I've used my boots for hiking and hunting and I've carried heavy elk quarters (over 75 lbs); I complained about the way my legs ached and how heavy the pack was, but I never complained about my feet. They'll stand up to any backpacking excursion. Highly recommend these boots!
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