David S.wrote a review of Scarpa Kinesis Pro GTX Boot - Men's on November 17, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I've only put maybe 12-15 miles on these over a few hikes, but I benefitted from them almost immediately. The first trail I hiked with these was muddy and sloppy, but since we were there early, it was hard to tell where you could or couldn't step in the points that were suspect. I sunk 3-4 inches into mud two different times (I'm a big guy...) and I had no worries about my feet getting wet, or even having the mud stick to the shoes. The Gore-Tex did it's job like a charm.
I also didn't really break these in before hiking in them -- since I usually keep my hikes between 5-10 miles, I figured I wouldn't suffer too much from not breaking them in. I was 100% correct. After a good 7 miles up some pretty steep terrain the first day out, my feet were super comfortable and dry. No blisters, and only the slightest rubbing, which I corrected on the next hike by tying them tighter.
The pulley system on the laces is really great. I like that feature a lot.
I noticed some reviews mentioning slipping a bit on wet rocks, but I have not experienced that at all with these. I even did a bit of scrambling in them and felt very confident and comfortable taking a little bit of a risk knowing that my footing was going to be secure.
I know these are expensive, but from what I've seen, some of these boots can last for years and years. I think they're definitely worth it, and would highly recommend spending the extra 20-30 bucks on the gore-tex version.
Also -- these are a bit heavy, but not so much so that they're bothersome on the hike. More so, that you can definitely feel them on your feet.
Rugged and well built, can't wait to put massive numbers of miles on these.