Comfortable boot / can be worn out
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 44.5
Excellent boots. Fit and finish is spot on. Extremely comfortable for long hikes and full days in the boots. On or off trail, great traction and support. Two small issues: the waterproofing is not amazing. You're feet won't be "wet" but they will be "moist" if you walk across some streams. Suboptimal. My 2nd issue is the lifespan. I wear these 3 days/week with a non-trivial amount of off trail scrambling in southern Appalachia. In 9 months I have blown them out in two spots. I hike 3-10 miles each day I am wearing them (for work) so this is a lot of use relative to the weekend hiker. So while I cannot speak highly enough about the comfort and support, for my next pair I'll be trying a different Sportiva boot, hoping to crest the 1-year mark.