Gear Review

4 5

Dry & Light

I've worn these boots all over the country, and I must say that they have held up well. The leather will dry out and begin to show wear around the flex point at the toe, but a little leather treatment does the trick. The sole is a little thin for my taste, this would probably a 5 star review if they were vibram. The foot tends to twist and flex a little too much in boulders and roots, but that's just me. The GTX membrane is greatly welcomed as an accompaniment to the leather bottoms and has held up in many stream crossings. I have high arches and I find that I need to add an insole in order to get the proper support. As for the width, It hugs the foot nicely, and not too tight or loose. Shorter laces would be nice too.