Made it to Muir on the second trip out

Reviewed by e.smith from Washington on Wednesday, August 19, 2015
About 10 days before my hike to Camp Muir (Mt. Rainier), I realized I should probably have hiking boots (nothing like last minute prep, right?). So I bought these boots based on the reviews that stated no break-in period. Best decision I've ever made. I tested them out on a steep 6 mile hike the weekend prior to my Rainier trip just to make sure they weren't going to cause me pain. I had no idea hiking boots could be so comfortable! But then again, this is my first pair in 20 years.

I am consistently a size 9, but wear a 9.5 in running shoes for toe-box room and comfort during activity. I chose to purchase a 41 for the same reasons, and also to accommodate a heavier trail sock. They fit the bill, but I think I could have done a 40.5 with no discomfort. I tripped a little more than I normally do.

They kept out all dust and debris on my first hike that was essentially walking up a silty, pebbly trail. They also kept my feet 100% dry through the slushy snowfields of Rainier- even on the way down when we glissaded (and got wet everywhere else).

I could not be happier with this purchase- especially for the price! Highly recommend.
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