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12 people found this helpful
on October 9, 2013
I just got these and they are keepers. If interested in the Danner Striker Torrent GTX 8" and Magnum Stealth Force 6.0 Side Zip, read my reviews on those - I returned them. Based on some qualitative differences between this boot and the Danner Striker Torrent, I thought that I'd prefer the Striker Torrent, but not true. This boot is easy to put on, with our without the zipper, the YKK zipper is maligned by some reviewers are prone to breaking, but it travels easily and the gusset is generous. The laces are good quality, but longer than necessary. The selling point for these is all-day comfort. Amazing, feels supportive and yet so soft under heel. The boots move over hard surfaces easily without a rocker feel, like some boots with overly stiff soles. I expect these to feel hot because of the Goretex lining, but that's the trade off for waterproof. I will use these for backwoods use and for shooting sports.
I've been wearing these daily for several weeks now and want to add a few comments:
1. Boots are easily removed by only unzipping, but I am untying the laces to put them back on.
2. Most comfortable boot I've ever worn - the high shaft feels very supportive on my leg and the insoles and soles are so comfortable.
3. No trouble with the YKK zippers.
4. Warm, but not uncomfortably hot, for all-day use at room temperature.