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Dwight Lu

Dwight Luwrote a review of on October 6, 2015

Good after break in
4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 150 lbs
Size Purchased: 42

It didnt feel right when i wore these boots in the store because the leather has not flexed at the right places yet. after about 2 weeks of wearing them around, they feel comfortable. The leather is pretty thick and feels durable. The leather lining feels great on the foot but it does not breathe very well. After a day of wearing, the toe box becomes moist because of the sweat not being able to escape. It doesnt bother me so much though. i just wipe it with tissue and then its dry. It gives pretty good support. the boots go pretty high up over the ankles (measured from the insole, the top of the tongue is 7.5in and the top of the rear is 6in. I feel that these have better support compared to my older Scarpa Barun GTX. They have crossed rivers and the outer leather wetted out well but water did not make it in the boot. The only thing I dont like about it is the piece of webbing for the 7th lace loop. I could see this part to be the first point of failure. the webbing is stiched to a fairly soft leather which started to show a small tear during the 2 week period of me breaking them in. What I did was reinforce it with seamgrip in hopes that this wont rip when I lace up (I should have used freesole, which is stronger.) Over all, good stiff boot. The boots also become much darker and has a bit of gloss when treated with Nikwax waterproofing wax but it seems to be more water resistant compared to the original finish.