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Don’t let the Ranger Smith’s slick looks fool you—its waterproof construction can handle any hike you throw its way.
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Versatile, good looking boots
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I tend to wear these with nice jeans, but they can be dressed up or down. Very comfortable on my hard-to-fit feet. They have the quality I expect from Patagonia and are worth the price.
I've owned two pairs. What I've learned.
These are my favorite shoes. Because of this, I just bought $40 inserts to fix them. The footbeds that comes with them are not adequate, and slide up the back of your ankle as you walk. Unacceptable. I solved this in my first pair with tape. This happens to both pairs that I've owned, so I know that it's definitely an ongoing design problem. On my latest pair, the height of the rim of the opening of the shoe was at the wrong place on the left shoe, wearing a hole in my ankle. Backcountry offered me a refund, which was great, but I chose to just try to fix them with a raised superfeet footbeds instead. Solved the issue, but Patagonia, what the heck? They are great otherwise. I use them for very light hikes, rain, snow, going to bars, interviews, etc. Very versatile.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I wanted a boot good enough looking to wear to work but also warm. Bingo! This boot looks fine with chinos and keeps my feet warm. Very comfy. Perfect sizing. Worth the money.
Great Boots with Many Uses
I wore them on a short hike and they were very comfortable in every respect. They are warm however so you would have hot feet on a hot day. But I rarely hike in that kind of weather anyway and they do look good for occasions outside of hiking. I was a little disappointed that there was no guidance with the shoes on how to care for them, polish, clean, etc and had to email Patagonia for that info. But overall, very satisfied.
These boots are a great option for lots of different situations. They are dressy enough for my office with a pair of casual dress pants and a nice shirt or they can be casual enough for jeans and a sweatshirt. They have proven to be waterproof and very warm, almost too warm. The traction is amazing. The sizing is true and these are very, very comfortable. My only complaint is that in some light, the brown color can take a purple hue. I'm hoping that they will fade and that will go away over time. But it is not stopping me from wearing them. I highly recommend if you're looking for a 'dressy' yet very functional boot.
I've been waiting to pull the trigger on these boots for some time now, price being the major limiting factor. I've owned them for several weeks and have found them indispensable. Sharp clean appearance that works out on the town yet plenty of support and traction for the trail. These Ranger Smiths get the job done. The sizing is spot on too!
Great shoe/Boot !
Plain n simple talk --Fantastic footwear!!
I'm going on a day hike up a 14er in...
I'm going on a day hike up a 14er in colorado and my trail shoes are shot. I have some redwing work boots that get me by in winter and nasty rain/mud, but I would never wear them hiking - too heavy. do you have a pair of these patagonia boots? this "day hike" will be at a pretty quick pace - you have to go up at 4 am and be back before storms hit in the mid afternoon.
This would work...but its going to be a pretty warm shoe. Might want to look for something lighter/more breathable.
how will/have these boots held up on fairly...
how will/have these boots held up on fairly intensive mountain hikes? Is this a good option or should I go with a more traditional hiking boot/shoe?
As for waterproof-ness and material durability they would be fine. My only concern would be how much support you need/are used to while hiking. For day hikes these should work if your used to lightweight boots but I would be a little uneasy about big loads with these. If this helped please Thumbs Up. Thanks.
I was wondering if this boot is made for...
I was wondering if this boot is made for cold weather since it has fleece and wool lining? I am looking for a nice looking waterproof boot to take to Africa. It will be pretty hot there in July!
This boot is great because it's so versatile. I've seen it on the trails and I've seen it in the office. It's just got a classic look. It's not made specifically for winter weather, the polar-tech/merino lining is there primarily for comfort, but it you add a thick wool sock in the winter time, you will definitely be covered for warmth. I would use thin, wool sport socks with these in the summer.
Top notch boot / shoe
Took my new Ranger Smiths out for a true test today having had a easy first outing through Changi airport and Vancouver streets. Today was a full on slush pile in melting snow,puddles and rain in Whistler. Thought there was no way they could be waterproof (as it says on the packet) so proceeded to walk through every puddle, slush pile etc I could find. 4 hours later got home and checked socks etc for any damp. All fine but feeling down the end of the shoe it felt wet. Being a bit of a nerd I stuffed tissue paper down to see if it was wet in the toes but alas not, just cold to the touch rather than wet. Great pair of boots/shoes comfortable, warm and dry. Would buy another pair if they did them in black! Top notch !
Comfy, classy, good materials
Love the boot. I use it in a casual environment. I haven't taken it hiking yet. Not a fan of the inserts, but not a big deal because I use custom orthotics which fit nicely by-the-way. The quality is worth the price. Saw these boots a little cheaper elsewhere, but backcountry service is worth the extra.
I bought these as heavy duty hikers, for southern enviroment. With the Polartec lining, I think they would hold up in any enviroment. I actually changed jobs recently, and I wear them with dress pants, shirt w/tie, and sports coat. I'm never buying anything but Patagonia shoes again.
Excellent multi-purpose boot
Purchased this boot to use during a week of light hiking in the Shenandoah Nat Park, and also be able to use them at casual outings during at wedding in DC that weekend (didn't want to pack a lot of shoes). Served their purpose well.
I have narrow feet, and these fit fairly well, but I have to use a pair of Superfeet to add to the factory inserts to take up the volume. The shank feels like a half shank, but provides good support for light hiking.
The boots are nice enough to wear with a pair of khakis.
These boots are fantastic.. Even better than I was hoping.. Looks, comfort, durability, the whole 9 yards..
very good.very nice.
runs about 1/2 size too large.
one of THE BEST boot's I have ever owned.
very comfortable,and very warm.not too heavy.
great traction.nice style.
i have danner's,and tnf boots/shoes.theses are better quality.
when i need a boot,whether casual or hanging out,these are my go to boots.
get these,you'll love it.if you get it too big,just return it for the right size.it's worth it to get these boots and live in warm comfort.
Light, strong, and versatile
I bought these because I work outside as a tree doctor/estimator for tree work in all kinds of conditions and properties, in all four seasons in Pennsylvania (I'm also a backcountry explorer, rock climber, backpacker, and general outdoor nut). I needed boots that fit our company's professional image but still performed like a rugged wilderness hiking boot. I couldn't be more pleased with their performance and styling - I've used them in 18" of snow, 3" slush, 1" per hour rain, ice covered pavement, 15 degree F mornings, rough rocky trails for miles, and long no-trail approaches to remote bouldering areas. They are warm, surprisingly lightweight (compared to my all-star Montrail Torre GTX's - about 1/2 the weight), very dry, and took almost no time to break in to be comfortable all day long. I've received numerous compliments from my co-workers (highly unusual), and I've even worn them with a shirt, tie, and sportcoat when I took my wife out to dinner on New Year's Eve in freezing rain. I'm already planning to buy a second pair. I already owned a pair of Patagonia Huckleberry approach shoes, size 9.5, and sized these boots the same. The boots have stretched just a little bit, but not enough to make me wish I'd sized down. I highly recommend these for anyone.
Do these shoes fit true to size or do you...
Do these shoes fit true to size or do you need to go up 1/2 a size? Are they comfortable?
True to size and incredibly comfortable.
Definitely true to size. The merino is great.
Casual and rugged
These boots have a split personality- Comfy, soft leather uppers that I can wear for work with a burly Vibram outsole for getting there! The polartec fleece makes them pretty warm too...I am going to be set this winter!
Sure I am the rep but this is one of my favorites!