- December 22 2011
The boot I've been looking for
From the first time I tried these boots on out of the box I was in love. I was nervous ordering online without ever having tried on a pair of this particular brand however, the previous reviews were very helpful. I am a five foot one inch person who generally wears a size 6 shoe, most of the reviews had said to order a size up and it was pretty accurate. I ordered a size 7 and they fit fantastic with thicker socks on. The first time I wore these was at work for a 10 hour shift and they were very comfortable leaving no blisters or rubbing marks on my feet at all. I have a high arch and the support is very good. With the thick souls and intense tread you get a little bit of a bounce to your step, as well as great grip and added support. Rock climbing in these was a blast and easily done. I felt more confident with each step knowing that the tread wasn't going to move at all. The great tread on these boots also makes walking through loose gravel, rocks, or sand fairly easy allowing you to maintain a good pace while hiking. I have not put anything additional on these boots to help with water or other unwanted elements and have had no problems with any moisture getting in. Overall a great value and a great buy. When this pair finally wears out I am sure to get another pair
- June 26 2011
Nice fit - quality product
These shoes arrived on-time as promised by Altrec. They fit comfortably and have a sole that grips the ground nicely. The slighly higher price for the gore-tex version of these shoes is worth the extra cost since the gore-tex is a breatheable fabric. There is plenty of padding around the ankle to provide support.
- May 3 2011
I needed some good hiking boots for my trip to the Appalachian trail later this summer. I wanted ankle support and gore-tex. I was surprised to find a pair at this price range. I've been wearing them and have had no pain at all. I ordered a 1/2 size up to accommodate hiking socks and it's a perfect fit. Highly recommend.
- December 7 2010
Most comfortable boots ever!
I love these boots, they are comfortable right out of the box. There is very little, if any, breaking-in needed. I ordered a half size up & it was perfect (especially for a little thicker socks). They are waterproof, windproof & very durable. I would highly recommend these boots for light hiking or everyday casual wear. Also, as usual, Altrec has them at a great price!
- July 12 2010
Excellent fit, comfortable to wear.
Excellent fit, comfortable to wear. They keep your feet dry and warm.