Rugged all-terrain adventurer.
When space is limited and you need a boot that will take you from trail to town, pack the Forsake Men's Tail Hiking Boot. With a leather, suede, and textile upper, this boot offers both urban appeal and rugged all-terrain performance. The waterproof yet breathable HydroGuard membrane keeps your feet dry whether you're hiking through drizzly conditions or dry heat. A gusseted tongue prevents water and debris from entering your boots through the lace eyelets or the space between the tongue and the upper for a more comfortable fit. The EVA midsole and an open-cell PU footbed provide long-lasting cushioning and support, while the Peak-to-Pavement outsole offers grip on loose terrain and traction and stability on hard surfaces.
- A trail boot with urban appeal and rugged all-terrain performance
- HydroGuard membrane for waterproof, breathable comfort
- Premium full-grain leathers and textile upper
- Peak-to-Pavement outsole for grip, traction, and stability
- Gusseted tongue prevents water and debris from entering boots
- Midsole and open-cell footbed for cushioning and support
- Item #FRK000D
- Q & A
Didn't Fit Properly
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 11.5
I wanted to like these because they look great. However, I had to return them because of the fit. The toe box is slightly narrow, leading to some cramped toes. The major problem for me, though, is the design of the tongue gusset (the area where the tongue attaches to the inside of the boot). When the boots are on tight enough that my feet don't move around in them, the gusset digs into the side of my foot, no matter how much I tried to position the tongue and adjust the lacing over my ankle. I'm not a shoe designer, but it seems like the gusset should be higher, above the flex point for the ankle, not directly on the flex point. In any case, they are nice boots to look at, but there's something off in the way they're designed.
Oh, and the sizing is off. These boots run a half size too small.
In the end, I got some Clyde boots from Forsake. They are super comfortable -- for my foot, at least.