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Benjamin H.

Benjamin H.

Benjamin H.

Benjamin H.wrote a review of on August 20, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200 lbs
Size Purchased: 12

Had a hard time deciding between the Clearwater and Newport, eventually I feel I may end up with both at some point. I liked the lower profile less "bulky" feel of the Clearwater, which is what lead to my choice. The only downfall is that while standing for an extended time in a float boat fly fishing I could start to feel the lack of support in my back with the clearwater. At that point I was wishing I had gone for the Newport thinking the larger sole would have provided more support like a shoe. Besides that extended amount of time standing, I have felt the Clearwater has been great! They've been nice to have on around the house or lake cabin and they've performed just fine on some mild/moderate hiking on heavily used mountain trails. As for size, I typically wear an 11.5 in most shoes, more often I go down into an 11 than go up to a 12. But in this case, the 12 was a must in the Clearwater and Newports for me because my toes would rub on the front of the toe box in an 11.5.