Gear Review

4 5

Took forever to break in.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I won't complain too much that these took forever to break in, because my feet definitely don't play well with new shoes even to the point where my friends always know they will be in for some complaining from me shortly after a new shoe purchase. ha. But anyway, after breaking them in from a couple weeks wear around town, I took them on a 24 mile backcountry hike in the Frank Church Wilderness near Salmon, ID.... and I have to say the last 10 miles required wincing with every step. It just felt like it couldn't hold my heel in place very well and thus half dollar sized blisters were the result. Since then, they have given me no problems, but I would say definitely take some moleskin for their maiden voyage despite any casual break in around town.