Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by geno11x11 Great boot, warm and waterproof
I was originally looking at another 1200gr boot from Cabelas but the reviews indicated that people were experienced cold feet, so I opted for the Rocky boot.
Pros: I used this boot on a recent week-long hunting trip mainly for mountaineering skiing (two-strap bindings for standard boots) so my feet mostly above the snow. Worked great for that, but I also hiked many miles in 4-6 inches of snow over several days which submerged them into the snow well above my ankles. My feet and especially my toes stayed comfortably warm and dry. It appears the soles are also well insulated because, when I wore other shoes in camp, the cold quickly penetrated the soles. I changed to the Rocky's and was comfortable soon after.
Cons: I noted that my socks were damp when I removed the boots after a full day of wear. I presume the reason is the boots are waterproof and don't release sweat. I hung them overnight and they were dry by morning. I suppose Gore-Tex construction would eliminate that issue, but it would also likely double the price of the boot.
These are great winter boots and I have no regrets with this purchase.
November 4, 2013