Favorite boots for longer treks
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been wearing these boots for about a year now in all kinds of conditions: from hot/cold temps to rainy/muddy/snowy weather. GORE-TEX prides themselves on keeping you dry - guaranteed - while still remaining breathable, and their footwear technology is no exception. As I said, I've worn these boots in a variety of different conditions, so having a versatile boot is a must. My feet stayed completely dry in wet conditions and didn't overheat in hot, dry conditions. The GORE-TEX membrane is tightly woven enough to keep wind and water droplets out, but the structure is large enough to let water vapor molecules from inside the boot pass through. Essentially, keeping you dry from both the inside and out! My only complaints about these boots are that they're a bit too narrow for my wider feet and they do run a little large. I'm usually between a 7.5/8, and I ended up with a size 6.5. All in all, these boots are a great stiff & supportive option for your longer treks with variable conditions.