Normally a review would take weeks or even months of hard use, but with time constraints I went through everything I could think of that I would see while relic hunting and exploration.
First, I tested the waterproof feature of the boot. I did not get any moister from the middle of the tongue down. I got them nasty, trekking through the slough, never once did my feet get wet. I was careful not to submerge above that point. They cleaned up nice and they looked like new with just a rinse of the water hose.
Then, and the best part, I gridded one of my field spots where I hunt. This is a 3 acre plot. I covered the entire field in a north to south pattern then doubled over with an east to west grid. Now, I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is not a fast walk. Gridding is a persistently slow and methodical grid covering every inch of the ground with the machine. During the hunt, I stepped in several gopher holes and the sandy soil is hard on the knees and feet. I never once had to adjust the boots and my feet were comfortable. I continued on to the wooded area to cover an old wagon stop. The green briers and tangle foot was thick. It is not the best hunting, because of the terrain, but again I wasn’t let down by the boots. The support was great. Stumbling on old stumps and downfalls from a past tornado was a little hazardous. Again I never lost the upper support or got any punctures from the black locust thorns. The nylon held up to the wear and tear of the thicket. I had no snags, let me tell you it is thick in there.
Pros- Number 1 was the support along with comfort. Yes at first they are stiff, but break in quickly. These are uninsulated boots, I didn’t notice my feet overheating or sweating a lot. Waterproof feature held and was easy to clean off with water. Traction on rock was above par with my other boots. No slippage.
Cons- None that come to mind. Slightly heavier than my other tact-boots, but that was only noticed on a weigh scale. Weight wasn’t a factor in the field.
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