Most helpful positive review
43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2011
What a great pair of hiking boots! The toe box is roomy although the heel fits well enough to keep the foot stable.
One of my favorite parts of the design is the grippy gromets at the sides between the foot and the ankle that tether the laces in place so that you can choose different lace tension at the foot and the ankle and there is no slipping. No extra knots to try to isolate the 2 parts!
There was zero break in for me. I brought them for the weekend in the high peaks of the Adirondacks, hiked 15 miles with 5000ft of elevation and not a single blister or area of rubbing. Fantastic.
They provided enough support on both the accent and the decent scrambling up rocky chimneys and fabulous grip from the soles. I could feel just enough of the rocky trail yet not too much.
For the price, the light blue at almost 1/2 off was a steal.
So took these boots to Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks and hiked 40 miles and 7000 feet in less than a week and they were stars. No blisters. Good in the dry dusty parts, the wet muddy parts, the steep steep trails both up and down, and not one blister or rub anywhere.
Sorry I didn't buy 2 while they were on sale.