Great comfort, but they fell apart

Reviewed by Ubergoober from Pacific Northwest. on Monday, August 4, 2008
I wanted a boot I could both hike in and wear when working around sawmills. This boot was very comfortable right from the start, but the stitching pulled out on the uppers where the strip that holds the laces to the rest of the upper at the front of the boot. The stitches pulled out after about a year. First one shoe - I thought it was something I had caught it on, a root or something, but then the other boot went too, same spot. They remain comfortable, but I can't use them for activities that require waterproof.

Two facts to consider: First, I used Hubbard's shoe grease on them. I've used it on other boots, no problem, but I can't swear this didn't create the problem by damaging the stitching. Second, I also use these for work boots. I do computer work in sawmills - while my job isn't extraordinarily demanding on these boots, there are those times when I'm climbing over steel equipment, etc. So take this rating with a grain of salt. I think I'm going to try a second pair, in the off-chance my experience is a fluke, because I really, really liked the comfort factor while hiking everything from rocky volcanic trails to Pacific Rainforest. I'll get back to you in another 4 years.
  • Best Uses: Everyday, Harsh Terrain
  • Cons: Not Durable/ Wears Easily, Not Water Resistant, Squeak
  • Describe Yourself: Casual/Recreational, Environmentalist
  • Pros: Ankle Support, Comfortable/No Break-In
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
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