Originally Posted by Vernon-Dozier
Has anybody seen these bad boys in person? Is it worthy of my dollars? Customer service told me the color is "greyish brown" so am not sure if I'll like it.
Great pair! Mine were a very dark brown that lightened a bit. I had them for awhile but got them a half size too small. I did an all day hiking (and it snowed) trip with about 45 pounds of gear with the AF64 since I forgot to pack my hiking boots and they held out well on the trail when I wore them with thick/padded hiking socks. Although they do not compare to a modern-desgined hiking boot for off/on trail use, especially with moderate to heavy loads, they worked better than I expected. The vibram soles are well designed, supportive and held up well on bad weather and uneven terrain. The boot last, however was too soft and the boot flexed quite a bit on varied surfaces. The oil-treated leather was suprisingly water-resistant and kept my feet dry for most of the day.
I'm actually thinking of purchasing another pair (this time in the right size
) for this fall/winter to wear with jeans on the weekends.