Like Walking on Clouds
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I'm not sure why so many others have problems with the waterproof-ness but I haven't. They're waterproof in the rain, in puddles, and in the snow. I haven't waded into a river with them however, but I suspect that if the water level reached the level of the tongue you'd have leakage. Over the winter they've kept my feet warm but they lose their effectiveness after 75F where things start getting uncomfortable. Below freezing and I start to notice the cold although it is not uncomfortable. I haven't tested them below 20F.
Most importantly, however, they are incredibly comfortable. Like, wow! This is AMAZING! I really felt like I am walking on clouds when I'm wearing these. Both indoors and out.
I do have three gripes with them, but they are not dealbreakers. Even though they are very comfortable walking "boot-sneakers", you can feel rocks if hiking over rough terrain. Second, they are slippery on black ice in parking lots. Third, I wish the top loops were "quick release" -- it's annoying that I need to tie them up and down every time. Other hiking boots have that feature and I miss it. Overall although I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase. After 600 miles of walking in them, they still look brand new. The fabric on these is incredibly rugged. Highly recommended.