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Colin B.

Colin B.

Portland, OR

Colin B.'s Passions

Hiking & Camping

Colin B.

Colin B.wrote a review of on October 4, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 10

I hike weekly in the Pacific NW, usually between 4-8 miles.

Initial Thoughts:
I rotate these boots with a pair of low-top North Face hiking shoes and I think I prefer these. Even tho they are mid-top, they feel less 'clunky' and are lighter than the low-tops I have.

They're waterproof / goretex - useful in the cool, wet falls of PNW, but I wouldn't plan on wearing these year-round. The few times I have worn them it has been cool / raining / damp and they've kept my feet dry. Great grip on the soles, even on wet rocks and roots, and they're pretty much good to wear out of the box - not much break-in time required - this is a great boot for weekend day hikers.

I am normally a Size 10; these are just the slightest bit roomy at Size 10. I combat this with thicker socks and inserts. Would recommend trying a half-size down.