consuelobo169503 wrote a review of Patagonia Footwear Bly Mid GTX Hiking Boot - Women's on October 8, 2011
I bought a pair of these and have had the opportunity to use them twice. Right out of the box I liked them because they hugged my feet. I walk a lot, usually 3 to 5 mile hikes 3 or 4 times a week and on the weekend I like to do an 8 to 10 mile walk/hike. Most of my walks are on trails that have dirt, roots, rocks and it's not uncommon for us to ford streams ( my dog is my trusty companion). I wear a 6.5 in most shoes and boots, Salomon excluded I wear a 6 in all Salomon footwear. These run true to size for me. I have another pair of Patagonia shoes, the Finn and the fit is similar. In summary I find the fit comfortable, but snug. The leather has a nice feel not too soft not too hard. They are really water resistant, until you dip your foot in water above the ankle. On the plus side, I filled them with crumpled up news paper for a couple of hours, removed it and by the morning they were almost dry just sitting inside the house. A bit on the pricey side, but the ones I returned were $20.00 more and I didn't think they fit as well for what I needed. I don't have wide feet, but if you do, I don't recommend you buy these without trying them on first.