Originally Posted by rbny
Those look fantastic and have motivated me to start saving for a pair of hikers as well. The pair above seems to have been constructed with a single vamp. Is it worth ordering that same pair with double vamp to use for hiking as well as walking around town?
I normally use my Lowa (and occasionally Asolo) boots with Superfeet insoles for hiking only and I'm curious if the Russell Hikers would compare favorably especially since they they are custom fitted to your foot.
thats a good question. i think it really depends on how you will be wearing them. if you live in an area that is very dry and you wont be trucking thru rain or snow the single vamp will do. they will be a little lighter and easier to wear.
if, on the other hand, you live wear i do where it rains/snows 7 months out of the year the double or tripe vamp is the only way to go ... simply because they will be waterproof.
i just got my russell catalog and they have some great stuff. they have several new styles and sole options.