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eVent(ually) you’ll plant a flag on the summit.

Slick scrambles, soggy trails, or long treks—the Kayland Men’s Vertigo Light Boot will carry you through it all with comfortable feet thanks to a grippy Vibram sole and a waterproof breathable eVent lining. Rugged leather uppers and a tough, supportive shank help you carry a fully loaded weekend pack without sacrificing the agile feel of this medium-volume boot.

  • Waterproof breathable eVent lining allows heat to escape away from your feet without letting wetness in so your feet stay cool and dry
  • Cocona Natural Technology (activated carbon from coconut shells) wicks moisture from your skin and encourages evaporative cooling
  • The Active Last’s internal shape replicates the curves of a human foot for a smooth, responsive fit
  • Vibram Mars outsole has increased smooth-surface traction and a trim, engraved shank for better grip on uneven terrain
  • Lightweight insole and V-K midsole provide ample cushioning specific to longer-duration light-hiking
  • Medium-volume fit includes a roomy toebox and a heel cup to keep your foot from slipping around while you trek

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I have normal width feet and usually go...

I have normal width feet and usually go with 10 in Merrell shoes, how much should I size up with Kayland. 11 or 11.5? Any help would be appreciated.

4 5

Good lite boot, runs small

Got these boots for everyday work boots and lightweight scrambles/ rock climbs/approaches. Really nice boots, but they do run small. Not sure why Kayland doesn't make wide widths, because their boots are almost what I would call narrow width. But having said that, I do really like them - I just order atleast 1.5 sizes larger. I am normally a 9.5 or 10 wide, and an 11.5 works fine for me. They still are a little narrow, but no problems. I also have a pair of hypertraction's for mountaineering that I love in 11.5. I really like the e-vent so far - seems to be a bit more breathable than goretex. The materials and styling are very nice. They do require a bit of break-in, as they are considerably stiffer than they look. They acually seem stiff enough to backpack with at least 50-60 lbs if you are into light boots. Love kaylands, just adjust to the fit a bit, and only buy them on sale - cause they are way too $$$$ regular price.

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how does the sizing compare to Merrells?...

how does the sizing compare to Merrells? I wear a 10 normally, I have been reading they run small and to order a full size larger. Can anyone else testify?

5 5

Great lightweight boots, believe the hype

I bought these after extensively researching light hiking boots for a trip to hike Vancouver Island's coastal trails. These boots received glowing reviews from Outside and Backpacker, but some reader comments about the durability and fit of the shoes concerned me.

Well, believe the hype. These boots are incredibly light (say, the weight of a pair of thick-soled trail running shoes), yet extremely durable. This can be attributed to Kayland using a tough mesh-like upper over leather for the weight savings (also a better choice for the environment). The mesh is a unique resin-coated textile material that appears to be very durable and show no signs of wear after about 40 km of hiking. The fit is comfortable and took about 10 km to truly break in and feel "molded" to my feet. The outsoles are rugged Vibram rubber (also made of recycled materials) and more than handled the rocky, scrambly terrain. But are they truly waterproof? Oh yeah. I tracked them through numerous potholes and wet, muddy terrain, and the e-vent membrane not only kept out water, but breathed better than my heavy Gore-Tex boots.

One caveat, though -- These boots have a VERY narrow fit, and very average sized toebox. I have a narrow foot so the fit was snug, but I think the boots are supposed to fit this way, like a light, sleek hiker as opposed to a heavy, chunky boot. However, those of you with wide feet should avoid, in my opinion.

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E. Stier's review is absolutely right-on. A really tough but light-weight boot. It fits like a glove by design but that toe box is tight. I acquired some blisters between my toes on a recent hike that I've NEVER had on any previous boot. My recommendation would be, if you have the time, order and trial this boot. It is amazing.