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Patrick T.

Patrick T.

Patrick T.

Patrick T.wrote a review of on November 26, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I have never owned Sorels in the past and bought these based on the Sorel reputation. These are not waterproof. They only lasted ~6 snowshoe excursions in less than a month. After that, every adventure in the snow resulted in a soaked, cold foot. No exterior damage or deep snow. Just poor waterproofing. They are warm so the only use for them would be walking around town.

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Patrick T.

Patrick T.wrote a review of on December 31, 2014

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The soles are extra sticky. The leather provides a great barrier against the elements. I have walked through creeks and my feet remained dry. However, I have only owned these boots for 6 months before the lining started falling apart in both boots despite proper cleaning and care. If you want a boot for occasional use, this might be worth it. However, this boot is too expensive for someone who requires something durable that will last through the long, tough hikes.

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Patrick T.

Patrick T.wrote a review of on October 16, 2011

3 5

I love Salomon's products. I believe they are an all-around great company. However, I was a little disappointed in this boot. I am a wildlife biologist and generally start the day on the trail but frequently go off trail. I have only owned them for two years, and I could confidently say that they are now made of more duct tape and shoe-goo than original materials. For $220, I expect a little more life out of them. I owned a pair of Salomon backpacking boots previously and they lasted me a good 4 years. I was very pleased which is why I went with the Salomon Quest 4D GTX's. Don't get me wrong, this boot is very comfortable. Spending all day on my feet across uneven terrain was never a problem. I loved these boots for the first year. I would recommend them if you are the type of person that would just use them for the occasional backpacking trip. But if you are the type of person who wears his boots more than any other shoe, I wouldn't recommend these for the price. The durability is not worth the cost to your wallet.

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