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Logan WP
Logan WP Posted: 5/19/16
Reviewer: Nason Russ from Pennsylvania
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Comfortable, just not waterproof! Bought these shoes to walk dog in wet grass in the morning. They fit well and the first few months they were fine. However, in the last month, I come home with wet socks and cold toes on both feet. Not sure what happened. On rainy days, I have 3 pair of socks on my drying rack. I tried spraying with silicone, but same problem -- not waterproof. I'm very disappointed in this Hi-tec product. Wish I could get my money back. Now I need to find something else.

Altitude Lite I-Shield Waterproof
Altitude Lite I-Shield Waterproof Posted: 5/9/16
Reviewer: Abigail Clarke-Sayer from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I haven't taken these out on the trails yet, but I will update my review once I have. So far, they fit well and are extremely lightweight (for hiking boots). Best of all, they are true to size.

Skamania Waterproof
Skamania Waterproof Posted: 5/7/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are super cute, sturdy and exactly what I was looking for in function and looks. However they definitely run small. I wear a 9.5 or a 10 in all shoes and ordered these in a 10. My toe was right up against the end so exchanging to a size up (no half size available).

Galacia Strap
Galacia Strap Posted: 5/3/16
Reviewer: Beth from Dallas, TX
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I'm so disappointed! This shoe would probably be the right size if it wasn't designed so weird in the heel. Because the ankle strap angles forward, your heel doesn't naturally fit all the way at the back of the sole - there's a small gap. This, in turn, makes your toes hang off the front edge by that same amount. That's just not acceptable. The straps seemed like they would be comfy (although they didn't 'give' as much as I'd like, so they may cause blisters), but the sole seemed super soft and squishy. Too bad, but these are going back!

Bandera Mid II WP
Bandera Mid II WP Posted: 4/30/16
Reviewer: Carol Bloomgarden from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Good support, but a little less comfortable foot bed than I remember from my Hi-Tecs from years ago. I just wish they had the loop in the back to help you pull the boot on. A good boot for the lower price range.

Skamania Waterproof
Skamania Waterproof Posted: 4/29/16
Reviewer: Patricia K from Downers Grove, IL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Took these to go camping in Iceland. It rained the whole time. Forged streams and rivers in these. They stayed dry unless water toppled over the top. I loved these!!

Altitude Lite I-Shield Waterproof
Altitude Lite I-Shield Waterproof Posted: 3/21/16
Reviewer: Jonathan Hood from Waipahu, HI
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I had to return these! They were so rough when I wore them hiking! Tore up my feet in two places! I do not suggest getting these. I gave them a 2 star for comfort because I thought they were comfortable when I first put them on. I gave them a 2star for style because I first thought they were so cute but the laces kept coming out of the boot (I had to tuck them in because they were so long!) and the hooks kept getting caught on the bushes. Also, the back of the boot that goes into the divots on the sides of your ankle....it rubs you raw there! This is a below average boot. You could maybe get away with wearing this for about two hours.

Altitude Moc
Altitude Moc Posted: 3/21/16
Reviewer: from Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very comfy with excellent support. I have an extremely high arches.. these shoes slip on easily, and support beautifully. No "break in time needed.

Altitude IV
Altitude IV Posted: 3/17/16
Reviewer: Keith from Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This was the second pair of hiking boots I ordered from Zappos. The return was easy and hassle free. This pair was just right after three 4 mile walks. Haven't tested the waterproof aspect yet.

Galacia Strap
Galacia Strap Posted: 3/15/16
Reviewer: from Buckhannon, WV
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Comfortable, but the front of my foot was going to slide to the outside even with the adjustment on the straps. I am a 8M and this was an 8M I am writing about. They run wide. I need something that I can walk really fast in, and this would give too much movement in my toes sliding to the outside.

Bandera Low WP
Bandera Low WP Posted: 3/3/16
Reviewer: Lorna Wheeler from Dallas, Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are very well made shoes. They are comfortable and feel nice. If I were to complain; the only thing negative is the actual weight. They do feel heavy. I think they should due to the very nature of the shoe.

Borah Peak I-Shield Waterproof
Borah Peak I-Shield Waterproof Posted: 2/23/16
Reviewer: from Oakland
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm a woman, but bought the men's version of this hiking boot. Several reviews on the women's equivalent remarked on the narrow toe box, and I anticipated that would be an issue for me. Additionally, the men's boots are slightly less expensive. The boots are great out of the box. Enough room for inserts, and very stable foot bed. The upper is a little stiff, and wasn't tight around my ankle, so some pebbles got into my shoes the first time out. But I'm sure that will relax in time. All in all, these are a great pair of sturdy waterproof boots that didn't seem that heavy, even after a day of hiking.

St Moritz Lite 200 I WP
St Moritz Lite 200 I WP Posted: 2/23/16
Reviewer: Caroline Lee from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots worked wonderfully! They were great to slip on after a long day of skiing, and my feet stayed warm in freezing weather. I was able to walk through snow and water without my feet getting wet. I would highly recommend these boots.

St. Moritz 200 WP
St. Moritz 200 WP Posted: 2/19/16
Reviewer: Shari from Forest Hill, MD
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I absolutely love these boots. They are super warm, they look adorable and they are comfortable to wear. My only minor complaint is I wish they came in half sizes. They are a half size too big.

Altitude IV
Altitude IV Posted: 2/18/16
Reviewer: bj kristiansen from sheridan, wy
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots ran small with the first pair I bought. I normally take a 10 but had to send those back for a 10½, which fit just right. These are comfortable out of the box.

Logan Mid WP
Logan Mid WP Posted: 2/18/16
Reviewer: Shirley McC from Apopka, FL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Extremely comfortable shoe; well made and sturdy! I am a jeep owner and trail ride often, these have made moving through the woods easier on my feet and ankles with their support. They rinsed off well from the mud, but I didn't saturate them - not sure how the leather will hold (need to confirm waterproof?) I'd rate a 5 out of 5 for sturdiness, comfort and good looking shoes!

Skamania Waterproof
Skamania Waterproof Posted: 2/12/16
Reviewer: BR from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Looks like a very well put together boot. Have not tried it yet in the snow and slush to see how waterproof it is. I wear a 11 in casual shoes and 11.5 in athletic shoes. Called Zappos and was advised to buy an 11.5, came in and it was tight, so I exchanged it for a 12. Seems to fit.

Galacia Strap
Galacia Strap Posted: 2/6/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These provide good support. They are short, though. My long toes hang off the end. They look nice on the feet.

St Moritz Lite 200 I WP
St Moritz Lite 200 I WP Posted: 2/5/16
Reviewer: Blade Skater from Plainsboro, NJ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are really cute, warm, and comfortable boots! I hover between 9 - 9½, but I ended up buying a size 10. I can wear heavy socks and they are perfect. I also put in a pair of Uggs shearling insoles for extra warmth and coziness. I am very happy with these boots!

St Moritz Lite 200 I WP
St Moritz Lite 200 I WP Posted: 1/28/16
Reviewer: liz from los angeles
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have not tried these in the snow... but I did try them on & they are light and super comfy - I am usually and 8.5-9 and I ordered a 9 and they fit great with enough room for thick socks - I LOVE the stylish look ad cant wait to wear them!

Skamania Waterproof
Skamania Waterproof Posted: 1/25/16
Reviewer: from washington state
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

They work great and keep my feet dry. They really need to be broken in, they give some really bad blisters so get them worn in before going on a serious hike and have some mole skin!

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