Rated5out of5byEaglesN3stfromGreat Zombie Apocalypse/Bug-Out Boots!Mountain biking in CO on Monarch Crest Trail with a hookup into Silver Creek/Rainbow Trail. Heavy boot for that 40 mile trail ride, but came in handy in a few situations where clip-ins would have failed, these boots prevailed. HEHEE!
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated3out of5byjaybirdjtskifromWell...........?I haven't worn these long enough to give a thorough
review. However, I was a bit taken aback by the manufacturer's recommendation that only their brand of waterproofing goop could be used to keep the boots dry in wet conditions. I surfed around the internet, read blogs and most that tried some other product and actually encountered wet conditions were not happy hikers.
However, try to find Zamberlan's product!! REI certainly does not carry it! Nope! Most sites you'll find are in Europe with expensive shipping. However, I did get lucky and found a domestic company who carried the product. Bought two tubes. With shipping.......$30. I figured why take a chance because Zamberlan is clear in it's literature that they use their own special method to waterproof the boots and this method requires the use of this product. So...REI, if you sell Zamberlan why don't you carry the product??!! Zamberlan.....why don't you include a tube with each pair you sell and add an extra $10 to the cost.
It's like if you buy a new car and then find out later that the tires are extra.
Oh, the boots fit well and seem very well made. A backpacking mag gave them very high marks. I suspect that I will love them but they're still in the break in phase. And I sure expect them to be waterproof after all my troubles getting their special goop!! One reviewer did use it and claims it works as advertised. We'll see...... But they are leather and leather breathes and that was a requirement.
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated4out of5bySD BeeguyfromQuality constructionI have about 35 miles on these boots in regular walks on hard surfaces. They are just now finally getting broken in. Haven't had them in wet enough conditions to check their water resistance. I am a bit disappointed in that they aren't as cool or as light as I expected them to be. With my custom insoles my size 13's weigh in at 3lbs 12 ozs. (3 5 without) which is a bit heavier than is advertised. I am also not finding them as cool as I expected for summertime use with a single thin pair of wool socks. All things considered, though, these are well made and very comfortable boots and I recommend them highly
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated5out of5byChristopher1948from2200 miles and still hikingI gave these boots a very postive review in June 2012, after I wore them for a few months. I have hiked something over 2200 miles in them so far and wanted to report back, that they are still the most comfortable boots I have ever owned. Except for my Keen sandles they are probably the most comfortable footwear of any type that I have worn. They are still in very good shape, with some wear on the heels. There is no doubt that if I ever need to replace them, it will be with another pair of Zamberlan's.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated3out of5byWoelnofromReally wanted to love these - don't fitI love Zamberlan boots. I REALLY wanted this model to work -- we need more non-GTX options! These boots are typical Zamberlan quality -- superb. They simply don't fit my heels due to a design "flaw" (at least for my feet) -- there is a seem at the heal where the ankle padding meeting the leather. To describe it as a hot spot would be an understatement -- it made my feet bleed in two miles. I tried 3 different sock combos and 2 different sets of shoes from REI. Other than this fatal flaw -- these are perfect boots. If they fit you with no hot spots -- you will love them.
Date published: 2013-03-30
Rated5out of5byPhil in SFfromExcellent hikersThese are great boots especially for me being a bigger size hiker (6' 240lbs size 12D). Somehow those super light weight hiking boots just leave me with hurting feet at the end of the day. These Zamberlan boots offer support, comfort and great grip. They do require a break in, I just started wearing them around and they broke in just fine. I treated with boots with Minwax but I don't know if they need it. These are my first pair of Zamberlans and I really like them, At the end of the day it is still one foot after the other, at the end of the day my feet don't hurt. The boots are fairly lightweight for a full size boot.
Date published: 2012-10-03
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