Mtnbikerwyo wrote a review of Patagonia Footwear Drifter GTX Hiking Shoe - Men's on December 5, 2012
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought these shoes with the hope that I would be able to do everything in them. I mean everything.
So after many moons (maybe a year and a half) I've decided to testify to their beastliness. . Not only are these suitable for winter commute rides in Wyoming but they stay on my feet after I get to school. I'm a teacher and spend most of my day on my feet and find these shoes perfect. The toe box is a bit wide which, for me, is a good thing.
Now for the outside part. I've used these with snowshoes just to test the warmth. No problems and plenty warm so long as you have gaiters and SmartWool. The tread wasn't so great when it came to staying on mountain bike pedals as they are pretty heavily lugged. The shoes shine on day hikes, scrambling, approaches, around the camp fire or even stomping the bar scene after skiiing. Cinch em tight and my foot stays put but look at the picture folks--these aren't going to give you any real ankle stability.
The shoes have been drowned in water, snow, badlands mud, Texas downpours, Colorado 14ers and Wyoming's worst and I have yet to see any signs of failure in them. The Gore does it's job and contrary to a past review the stitching isn't that bad. They're shoes you plan to get dirty so stop being precious and wear em in the dirt.