are AE bayfield boots suitable for real hiking? or are they more for looks and not real function?
i've been thinking about going hiking with some friends (they go regularly)
but i don't want to buy hiking boots or shoes that are solely for that purpose as it'll only be an occasional trip for me
so if the AE boots can actually stand up to getting roughed up and climbing over dirt and rock paths and such, then i'd rather get these to serve more than 1 purpose
I actually use them for exactly that. They take some time to break in, but I prefer them to my other hiking boots now. I wore them exclusively on a week long trip to Alaska last summer.