My "go to" boot

Reviewed by LAX from Pacific Palisades, CA on Monday, June 14, 2010
After a painful bout with plantar fasciitis I decided to go with a heavier, sturdier boot in hopes that the boot would absorb the pounding that lighter boots and trail shoes could not. The Summits did the trick. I went from barely being able to finish a 10 mile hike without extreme heel pain in my left foot to not having any pain or fatigue in my feet or legs. I ordered a size 12 for my medium to narrow width low volume feet and inserted Spenco Backpacker insoles and have been extremely pleased after 200 miles of long day hikes. The sizing is pretty accurate but I would say that the Summits are on the lower end of the size range so if any doubt buy 1/2 size up.

I have worn these boots in a variety of situations and terrain. Sure the Summits are a bit heavy but despite their solid feel, they are not clunky. I know the old adage that a pound on your feet is like six on your back but to me 20 pounds on your back feels like 50 if your feet are not properly supported. No significant wear and tear so far.
  • Arch Type: Low Arch
  • Best Uses: Day Hiking, Harsh Terrain, Heavy Loads, Long-Distance Hiking, Wet Conditions
  • Cons: Heavy
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
  • Pros: Ankle Support, Comfortable, Good Arch Support, Great Traction, Solid, Sturdy/Durable, Water Resistant
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Width: True to size
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