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Warm, waterpoof, but caused knee pain.
on January 26, 2016
Spent 2 weeks hiking in Patagonia in El Chalten, Antarctica and Torres del Paine doing between 7 and 17 miles on day hikes. I really liked these boots previously while breaking them in hiking and walking around the flat land of Wisconsin but the hills and elevation was a different story. Maybe the shoes have too much of a "drop" (with the vibram marketing / branding I assumed they wouldn't) or I wasn't in good enough shape but doing any prolonged descent caused pretty bad knee pain while wearing these hiking boots. After 4 days of knee pain I switched to regular running shoes and the knee pain went away.
These boots are very comfortable, warm and waterproof though and I would recommend them if they are "anatomically correct" for your hiking / walking style. Make sure to try them out on prolonged descents before trusting them to long full day hikes.