Wendy S.wrote a review of Arc'teryx Bora GTX Mid Backpacking Boot - Women's on October 12, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
These boots were comfortable right out of the box. I took a trip to Vermont and did a lot of hiking. I didn't have time to break in these boots and was a little nervous about that but I found that they were great from day one. They fit well. I got a half size larger than normal because I read they run small but I don't think they really run that small and in hind sight wish I would have gotten 2 sizes to compare. These turned out fine as I always change out the insoles to accommodate my picky feet. I have bunions and a Morton's neuroma and had zero problems from either. I really liked how responsive the lacing was for the fit. Looser lacing meant for very comfortable wear when not on the trail and snugged up just made the boot hug your foot. No heel slip whatsoever. Downhill or uphill, no slipping around in the boots. The are very light weight and provide excellent support. The stride is very natural and sole grippy on wet rocks. They were waterproof in wet rainy conditions and, unlike my last gortex boots, my socks were completely dry at the end of the hikes every time! I'm very happy with my purchase and without hesitation would recommend these for any trails of any length.