Women's Basque Mid
High-quality hiking boot
I am very happy with this hiking boot. I bought it based on the color, design, and price. When it came in the mail I was very impressed with the quality of the boot. It seemed so durable, well-manufactured, and made with quality materials. I tried it on right away and it fit good, but it's wide at the front of the foot. I do have a slightly narrow foot, so it will probably fit someone well with a normal to wide foot. I have used them once. When I first started walking with them, I noticed they were a little stiff - but I'm sure that is because they are new - and my foot slid to the front of the shoe, which made them appear short for the size I bought, which is my exact size. But as I hiked, I stopped noticing the stiffness and the shortness of the boot, and they no longer bothered me. The hike was excellent wearing the boots. I felt like I was wearing good quality hiking boots and my ankles were supported, so I felt confident on the hike, because I wasn't afraid I'd fall or twist my ankle. I am really happy with my purchase and I give it 5 stars, because there were only a couple of things I noticed that were imperfect about them but nothing's perfect. They are very reasonably priced too.
May 10, 2013
Great hiking shoe, even in New England
I first wore these, all day, when I hiked up Mount Watatic, which is an extremely steep hike at times. These held up nicely, the grip was sturdy and it was a lightweight boot. They don't feel heavy but they work like a heavier boot would. Great traction and, once the ankle is formed, they feel great.
I would recommend breaking the ankle in before you go hiking though; wear them out for errands & such. Much more comfortable than to break them in during a hike.
As someone who lives in New England and it used to steep climbs, I would definitely recommend these to anyone. Great price as well!
April 27, 2013
Love these boots
These are very comfortable and look GREAT! Highly recommend them. Nicely padded around the ankle, great traction, lacing grommets seem sturdy. 100 percent happy with them!
April 6, 2013
The shoe was what I wanted deep ridges in the sole
I have tried these shoes on last year and found the same effect a little too narrow at the toe and would like a thermal fleece lining or maybe even a flanel on the inside just like the pair I bought a couple of years ago by Columbia, and a little more room in the place to put your foot when you first put the shoe on I really had to wiggle them on.
March 19, 2013