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Paul H

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Paul H

Paul Hwrote a review of on February 26, 2016

Slope Galaxy GTX - NOT - the Slope GTX
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 220 lbs
Size Purchased: 12

Waited months to get a pair of these, when they arrived they were not what is pictured, just like THX-1138 said. I really like them so kept the one's that arrived, but then did some basic research and they are the Slope Galaxy GTX, not the Slope GTX. Difference is the suede on the one you get is almost blonde, the leather heal and around the ankle is smooth, not suede, and the nylon side panels are olive, not light brown (the Galaxy is on the left in the pic, the Slope on the right). A few days ago, Backcountry.com got another size 12 in, so I called and asked but they couldn't confirm so I rolled the dice and sure enough, what just showed up is a box with the Galaxy in it. Great boot, but be warned about the two styles. Otherwise, the Galaxy is a great lightweight hiker.

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Paul H

Paul Hwrote a review of on November 21, 2010

5 5

I normally wear a 12, and ended up settling on a 13 in these. I wore them inside for two days to make sure I wanted them, then the first time I wore them outside, I mowed a .5 acre lawn. That as all the break in needed. My first hike with them was a one day round trip on the Black Mountain Crest Trail. Its a 12 mile trail that starts at 3000' +/-, and climbs up to a little over 6000' in the first three miles, then goes up and down over another seven 6000' peaks in North Carolina, ending ontop of Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi. The trail is rugged with no switchbacks, its either going straight up or straight down. I did it up and back in a day, 24 miles in basically new boots with Smartwool socks. My heel was locked into the heel cup, the toe box is kinda pointy, which I think contributes to needing to buy a size larger boot, but has plenty of room for your digits once fit, and the eVent lining breathed well, keeping my somewhat sweaty feet fairly dry. My only complaint is the other Kayland boots I've tried dont compare to this model at all.

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