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Quality boots depending on the terrain
on May 31, 2014
I work extensively outdoors for 6+ hours a day most days of the week walking thru water, mud, brambles, tall grass, rocks ect. I've had several other brands of boots (Rocky and Lacrosse) wear out very quickly. These boots looked sturdy and came well recommended.
After about a year of use here's what I've found: The fit is good for the most part, they are fairly easy to take on and off, however they do fit loose in the heel/leg portion causing the boot to rub against the back of my foot, (I stuff spare fabric down the boot leg to decrease this). They feel comfortable to walk in, and remain comfortable from temps ranging from 10 to 100 degrees. The tread and the adhesive, (the area which would fail in the other boots I tried) has held up well with no leaks. The tread itself grips well, I don't experience any slipping around on wet surfaces. The main reason I have to give these boots a lower score is the fabric upper portion. While comfortable and water proof it is unfortunately not rip resistant- after a few weeks of use I had my first rip when I stumbled against a branch. There's now about 4 rips total, (which I guess isnt bad considering the amount of abuse they go thru, but its still very irritating when walking thru water in 40 degrees). There's a big price gap between these and the all rubber version, so you may want to just go with the more expensive pair if you'll be in varied environments and will be wading frequently.