I wear these almost all year round. Summer, they're kind of
hot but still do fine. But perfect for cool/cold weather. it
took a six mile hike to break them in and I was hurting a
bunch. but right after that, They became part of my foot. I
would probably spray them with a few coats of waterproofing
before i take them in the snow again. But it was dumb on my
part to not bring extra socks. The ankle support is
unmatched. I feel like i can do anything in these!
Let me first qualify a couple of facts. I am hard on shoes.
Most shoes and yes I have tried all the name brands, and
even off brands, last about a year for me. At that point
they begin to break down, fall apart, etc... That said.... I
bought my 1st pair from Bass Pro Shops almost 4 years ago.
Yes 4 years! After about 3 years the inner sole padding
finally went kaput and I replaced with an after market
insole. Now finally the outer sole is coming apart and the
little wraparound piece on the heel is coming off. For a big
hefty guy these have been the most comfortable, durable,
long lasting shoes I have ever owned. I will never go back
to Nike, Reebok, Asics, Skechers, etc.... I would highly
recommend a pair of this brand to anyone. The only issue I
have is that I cant seem to find anyone local who carries a
broad assortment of them locally. They have a couple of
different styles, but never what I am looking for. I would
normally never buy shoes off the internet. I am so picky
about fit and comfort, but knowing how well the originals
were and have lasted I think I may have to take a chance.
I purchased these boots for a trip to a deployment in 2008.
Three trips to Iraq and two to Afghanistan and they are
still going strong. A few months ago I noticed the rubber on
the inside and outside toes of both boots peeled back a bit.
Since the Afghanistan rainy season was upon me and I was
worried about water intrusion I had to repair them with
rubber cement. They are no longer a great looking pair of
boots (the repair stands out), but they are still a great
pair of boots. I found this site because I needed to
identify the model number to order another pair. P.S. Midway
through the rainy season and I intentionally walk through
puddles of water to clean off the caked on mud... I still
have dry feet... despite my unsightly repair work.