Bought these, and mostly like them. The style and fit has
been great. As I have read from another user, I too have a
separation along the upper and lower part of the boot.
Allows water to leak in the boot. This defeats my entire
purpose of purchasing the boot. Seems to be a problem with
the design/materials. I too have barely used the boots
enough to expect this from normal wear.
Great boot all the way around until you actually put them to
real use. Seams came apart and the rugged rubber has torn to
allow my feet to breathe better, which has put me back in
the market for new boots with winter coming up. These will
not late any real hiker more than 6 months..... If you are
going to hike the whole AT do NOT buy these, I was a light
hiker and I did not get my money's worth out of them. I will
be researching other brands to see about something that has
a little more life in it..... Great tread and good grip I
can say that for sure.
The first pair of these I owned lasted almost a year before
a crack appeared across the top of the boot. I figured it
was a fluke and I got a defective pair. Since they were
under warranty through another store, I ordered a
replacement pair. 6 months later, same problem. Being that I
loved the boots so, I ordered my third pair which happily,
the crack did not appear after 6 months, but instead, the
sole pulled away from the boot this time. These boots in all
appearances are perfection for what I need, but sadly, after
3 pairs with issues it appears I will have to find another
"go to" boot, which I am finding is near impossible. I wish
the manufacturing defects could be addressed as I would only
wear these boots. I just cannot warrant spending $110.00 for
something to last 6 months.