- November 15 2011
I placed the order with altrec.com and received the boots I purchased within 3 days! I'm very satisfied with altrec.com in general and I love these boots! Very comfortable.
- August 9 2011
Very good Vegan Hiker
I should start the review by noting that I ordered these from Altrec, but decided after wearing them around the house with my backpack loaded, to look for another boot that goes up over the ankle, for backpacking trips. However, I am very pleased with the fit. I have a relatively narrow heel and instep area but wide across top/toe area, and these are a great fit for my foot. No heel slipping. I see the reviews that say that even though this is a light hiking boot, it is suitable for backpacking, I will pack less than 30 pounds, but my feet pronate, so I want a boot that goes over the ankle, for addition motion control. Since no one else has pointed this out, I want to also commend these boots since they are synthetic leather and as far as I can tell from the description, no leather is used to make the boot. That not only makes them extra light, but also vegan friendly! Thanks Salomon! But unlike some vegan shoes and boots that are stiff and not comfortable or supportive, for example for comparison the Garmont vegan boot, these are flexible and give very good support. If I am in the market in the future for a lighter day hiker, I will definitely buy these. Whether or not you are a vegan, if you want a light and supportive boot, you will want to check these out, but if you are a vegan, you REALLY want to try out these boots, since there are so few quality vegan friendly hiking boot options.
- June 30 2011
I LOVE these boots
These were everything I hoped for--lightweight, snug, and very very grippy on both rock and slippery muddy trails (and speaking of mud--really waterproof). Totally comfortable right out of the box. I wore them for the first time on a trip to Costa Rica, and though other reviewers have mentioned that they wear these in colder weather, I found them to be quite comfortable in the heat. They run significantly large; definitely order a half-size smaller than your regular size--I'm a 10, and 9.5 were a perfect fit. I also have very narrow insteps, heels, and ankles, and thus often have problems with heels slipping, so a big part of this rave is for the relatively narrow last and the way I was able to cinch them tight enough without making my toes numb! Couldn't be happier.
- June 3 2011
Nice and Light Weight
Great Shoes. True to the fit. Very, very light weight!!! Love them! I would definitely recommend them as a hiking boot. Comfort and light weight are a plus!
- January 2 2011
I did much research in stores and online before purchasing these boots. I was confident with the Salomon brand name but new to altrec.com. I am very pleased with my boots and am excited about visiting this site again to shop. I will also recommend the site to my family and friends who love the outdoors. As the site indicated, the boots arrived very quickly and I had them in time for the first blizzard here. They are comfortable, light, and have great support.