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Rated4out of5byEric OlssonfromSturdy, comfortable bootI got these brand new from the REI Gear Garage because the leather had light scuffing in a small area and it was a great purchase. I've had them for about 2 years now, and generally only wear them in the winter, or on longer hikes. They have great ankle support and are super solid. Stubbing your foot on a rock while hiking isn't an issue at all. I bought these to replace a pair of boots that gave me blisters while hiking, and these boots barely needed any breaking in. They have never given me a blister, and have never leaked. The laces tend to become chewed up by the speed hooks, so keep that in mind. These are also good to wear when you know you are going to be standing on cold asphalt or concrete for a long time, very comfortable and your feet won't feel the chill. My only complaint is they are a little heavy, but if you take that into account they are still great boots!
Date published: 2014-04-20
Rated5out of5by03431fromHighly recommendI am on my 3rd pair of Civetta's. They're well crafted, very comfortable, and have worked well from the White Mountains of NH to the Himalaya of Nepal. From a fit perspective, my problem has always been that I'm small boned with a narrow heel and low foot volume, but a wide forefoot. So finding an average volume boot that fit that criteria had been tough. To be clear, I wouldn't describe the boot as high volume...it simply has the proportions I needed. There's no "best boot" as our feet are all unique. But for quality, these are excellent. (I like the fact that the high wear toe area is protected by a "bumper"). If you have low/average volume feet but need a snug heal with good forefoot room, these are the best I've found. Lastly, I've read comments about the soles wearing fast. I've used all the big name boots (and some lesser names) and they all wear out "too fast" for what we pay. But in my experience, the better the traction, the more quickly the sole wears out. I'd rather pay the money for new boots than suffer a serious injury.
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated4out of5byshinbonefromDisappointedThis is a very comfortable boot; however, after only six months and very little use, the rand began to separate.
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated5out of5byTrivial AscentsfromWell made and ReliableThese boots are of high quality and are made in Italy by a reputable and experienced company. The soles will not fall off in the middle of your trek. It is safe to depend on them. I've been hiking and climbing for 50 years.
Date published: 2013-12-14
Rated2out of5byjkinserfromWore out quicklyHunting. That's right hunting.
Comfortable and stable.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated3out of5byjblfromfills a nicheI loved these boots, until about 60 miles in, the front piece separated from the boot. Rather than return them I fixed this with glue myself, but I was disappointed.
At 120 miles, the heel section wore in to the point where the stitching actually dug into my heel - causing SEVERE blistering. It's probably not an issue for some heel sizes, but the main benefit of these boots (that there is no padding, they dry out easily, dont hold water etc) is also it's flaw, in that it can be rough on feet. I had to hike out by strategically placing multiple layers of paper around the offensive seam, which helped. I rarely get blisters from boots, but these ones did it. I rate it a 3 because they'll be a useless 1 for some and a 5 for others, who fit the required heel dimensions. I stress that it took pretty severe use for the seam to become a problem - they felt great on initial trips.
Date published: 2013-09-02
Rated4out of5byBuffalo_BobfromGreat Boot!So far, I have not had them on the trail - just long walks over hill and dale. I plan to do several hikes and possibly a 50 miler with the Boy Scouts, later this Summer. However, I have had one other pair of Zamberlan boots and this pair appears to be performing as good or better then the last pair I owned. I hope REI continues to carry the Zamberlan brand forever.
Date published: 2013-06-24
Rated5out of5byLEGOfromGreat BootI broke these boots in on a solo through the grand canyon...heavy load...little worried I had not broken them in long enough but they were fantastic...no blisters..no hot spots...trail was terrible, rangers required crampons to go to the bottom...and these boots removed any doubt about being able to traverse the snowy, rugged trail. And I might add there was a guy at the bottom who had blown out a pair of couple year old Vasques. He took all the duct tape I had. I have had these boots 9 years now and they have gone everywhere. Big Sur, Deschutes, Pictured Rocks, Smokeys, Appalachian trail and the 100 mile trek of Scotland's West Highland Way. They still look great, still sturdy, still water proof and still my favorite. While they are a bit heavy for just hiking around without a load, they are a great boot.
Date published: 2013-06-17
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