NEW BALANCE 1000 Men's Hiking Boot, Black/Yellow, US12.5 - Width D
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This multi-sport boot is water resistant and designed for a range of different activities in all weather conditions.The boot has been DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treated, and with a seam sealed suede and mesh upper with gusseted tongue, provides a great balance between durability and comfort. C-CAP technology is there for supplying midsole cushioning and flexibility through a compression EVA midsole, while there is also density collar foam with an external heel counter.The Vibram outsole ensures there is fantastic grip and traction in cold, wet and slippery conditions and there is Primaloft lining to add an extra bit of insulation.
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 10.9 x 5.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
- ASIN: B003VYC05U
- Item model number: MO1000BY
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 30, 2012
- Average Customer Review:
Top Customer Reviews
The tread on these is very aggressive like turf shoes, and gets great traction and prevents slipping in mud or wet grass. They have a non-marking sole. We have had ice and snow this week with temperatures in the 20's, and I have felt confident walking in the ice and my feet have stayed dry and warm. Unlike alot of hiking boots, these slip on as easily as my New Balance sneakers, and also lace up very quickly and the laces stay tied all day without having to double knot them. I typically wear these 15 hours per day and these feel as comfortable as my athletic shoes. They did not require a break-in period and fit great right out of the box. I am very satisfied and would not hesitate to buy these again. Still holding up well after a full year of wear.
The only issue with this shoe, was the width -- the 4E in this model felt tighter compared to other 4E shoes in the New Balance family. Also, due to the waterproof construction, the MO1000 does not breathe well.
Overall, this boot has been great in rain, slush, and snow in all temperatures, even dipping below -30^C (-22^F). I have tried many winter walking boots from various vendors, including, Wolverine, Kodiak, Auclair, Adidas, and Dunham (premium New Balance), and the MO1000 is by far my favourite. I walk about 16km (10 miles) each day as a letter carrier in Canada, and these boots have succeeded where other boots have failed.
Mine have some visible defects in the rubber material of the uppers. Also, one of the eyelets tore after only a couple of weeks of use. It's probably repairable, so I'll be visiting the cobbler soon. I shouldn't have to visit the shoe repair man for shoes that are so new.
Also, I try to buy domestically produced goods when I can, and many New Balance shoes are made in the US. I've been loyal to New Balance for many many years because of domestic production and quality shoes. These shoes are not made in the US, and they are not quality shoes. These are the first New Balance shoes I can't recommend.
I reviewed all brands for days and ended with these. I even went to the local hiking store and tried on dozens of boots, and they all seemed so heavy and flat footed. Even the $200 ones. So I reviewed the weights of each shoe. And discovered that even 4 or 5 oz, on your feet actually is noticeable. I wear a size 14R in their regular shoe, so ordered a 14R in this boot. I put them on, they fit like a glove. I had expected that it would take a few days or a week to break them in, but by the end of the day I forget I had them on. Plus the hi-top portion gave such extra support that at the end of the day, my feet actually felt better than when wearing low tops. My other 3 pair of New Balance now gather dust. I wear these working, jogging, and even to the store. They are are a very unassuming, ( as in they are not purple, or have pink stripes), so you dont stand out at the grocery store, or even the mall, with your blue jeans over the tops, no one knows the difference, but you do. The End.
From the moment I opened the box, I realized these were a set of well-made shoes. The things I like so far are:
1) It is very lightweight for a shoe of this size (under 1 lb)
2) It keeps your feet warm and dry, without making them sweaty or stinky.
3) Decent amount of comfort.
4) When it snows, these things truly become amazing. The outsole grips onto any snow covered surface and I feel like I am walking on grass or concrete; not a couple of inches of snow. In fact, the outsole is so grippy on snow, I feel like I can run on it! All of this traction on top of being lightweight, so they don't tire your leg muscles.
5) The outsole seems to be pretty durable; however, I don't feel there is a lot of rubber in the midsole. So, I don't know how long these will last. Have to check and see.
6) They look good.
The things I do not like:
1) These not the most comfortable pair of shoes. For me, I don't want to spend an entire workday on my feet in these. The comfort is fine for walking, but not for standing.
2) The Primaloft upper can form small white striations around the toe area.
3) The Primaloft upper will form wrinkles as you walk around in the MO1000.
4) The transparent plastic cover for the external heel counter can get scratched very easily.
I will update as I use these more and gain more insight. So far, in bad weather conditions these are superb. In less adverse conditions, they are okay as everyday shoes in terms of comfort.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got these boots for general hiking. The left boot is quite a bit shorter than the right causing me to get blisters and beating my second toe nail up pretty good. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a boot that wears like a running shoe. I can wear it all day and my feet don't hurt. Love it!Published 21 months ago by Johhny80s
I have found that New Balance fits consistently well. I have small but wide feet and can always find a nice selection in the wide sizes from New Balance. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
I work outside in Michigan weather. I probably go through 6 pair of boots a year trying to keep my feet dry and comfortable. Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by Raphael Welborne
Awesome! Just wish I could find these again somewhere so I could buy them again. Cause I've shade them for a year and a half with little wear.Published on December 26, 2013 by Pen Name