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post #76 of 94
^Probably the amount of structuring and engineering for arch support, ankle support, shock absorption, etc. There's a ton that goes into Hiking boots these days. Don't be fooled by how the sole looks. If you really want to look at the difference between hiking boots and other boots, go to REI. They've got the stock and the knowledge.
post #77 of 94
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So, my boots arrived today. Here's a pic. There are a little hardcore than what i initially wanted but they look as if they can handle some actual hiking

post #78 of 94
Heels?
post #79 of 94
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Heels?
Yes and no, its has the standard vibram sole. It has a separate heel counter but it is part of single rubber piece Posted via Tapatalk
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Ok, I found these Alico boots at ST and I am getting them as the Fracaps I was waiting for are taking too long for a restock. Any idea what size to get if I wear a 10UK in boots ? I was thinking of sizing up .5 from my UK size since hiking boots are supposed to run large ...
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Yes and no, its has the standard vibram sole. It has a separate heel counter but it is part of single rubber piece

Ah, that's good enough. I like them.
post #82 of 94
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For those interested, Fracap and Diemme boots are for sale at Oi Polloi
post #83 of 94
Those boots look very nice, aj_del. Rather like the Scarpas that I've been wearing for the past 20 years, with multiple resoles. Enjoy wearing them!
post #84 of 94
Gents, if anyone is looking for a good pair of ultralight hiking boots cum trail runners, may I recommmend you look into the Salomon XA Pro 3D Mid GTX Ultra. I just spent a few weeks in Asia with these on and I am impress. Took it out on hikes, runs through several cities, shot a couple of IDPA matches with it and just basic touristy walks thro malls, etc and it performed admirably. Was concern about the Gore-tex booty and sweating but the combination of this trail-runner and Coolmax socks did the job. Helm Ashiblie
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So, my boots arrived today. Here's a pic. There are a little hardcore than what i initially wanted but they look as if they can handle some actual hiking


Glad to see that you finally found a pair that you like. I just gave up on looking for a pair for myself.

-LR
post #86 of 94
RL "urban" hiking books. Not for Mt Everest, but nice for city walking. Comfort with solid construction. These are from RL's high end line of boots that were made in Italy. Retailed $600+, but can be found on ebay for $100 - $200

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Also checkout Sierra Trading Post. Usually some good deals for Asolo hiking boots.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/sho...ts/all/?page=1
post #87 of 94
Here's a photo I took of my boots I just picked up from Nordstrom. They are the Northface Belltown Hiking Boot.

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post #88 of 94

I stumbled on a boot from Birkenstock Footprints that is a high fashion hiking boot cum chukka:

 

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If you wonder why you haven't seen in Birkenstock catalogs in Europe and North America, its because its a Japan-only model! The Japanese market is crazy for boots that emphasize form over function. Its not what you'd wear going out on steep trails but for a night out the local bar or jaunts around town,  it will become the boot you want to slip into just to get noticed! smile.gif

post #89 of 94
Dude, those look like they were made for Bugs Bunny.
post #90 of 94
I have found two german brands that make double stitched - also called norwegian welted - hiking boots:

http://www.hanwag.de/index.php?lang=2

http://www.meindl.de/english/index.html

And these Rider Boots from Leathersoul looks awesome, but are also more expensive:

http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2011/12/07/rider-boot-ottawa-boot-lsw/

I have no experience with any of the brands though.
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