Gear Review

5 5

Walking on air

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these for a trip to Argentina for day hikes and lots of trail walking. I am breaking them in before my trip and have found there isn't much breaking in to do. The first day I wore them I walked home from work....with no socks. Bad idea, i had no skin on my ankles by the time I got home. With socks these shoes are a dream. Uber comfortable, very supportive, stiff for hiking and love the lace design. The laces don't become loose and undone at all.
**I have been wearing these shoes all summer. Ive used them for trail running and for light hiking. they are so comfortable, very stable, and perfectly stiff. when i step into a stream or its misting rain my feet have never gotten wet. i wear them walking to work every day and they feel brand new still. brand new in a good way though. ***Side NOTE-these shoes run small. I am normally a 6.5 in most shoes and i bought these in a 6.5. hiking its ok, but trail running is painful as my toes pinch. I have had these shoes for 2 years and havent thought about exchanging them....but maybe its time for a 7.
**another update. So I got the size 7 as the 6.5 was tad small. But the size 7 were actually too big. I took them on 2 hikes with thick socks and even with thick socks they just felt too long. My ankles slipped out the back and my toes had too much room. I dont know if i should try another 7 or another 6.5 as I love these shoes. Besides my odd sizing issue i truly love these shoes.