Originally Posted by raginberriodoom
bumping this question.
Also, how well do the Katadhin's provide traction in the snow, and how waterproof are they?
I'll post pictures of my Kathadins at some point (I took some before sno-sealing, now I am waiting to get a little more wear in them).
The soles feel ok in the snow, and with my generous application of sno-seal, they seem pretty damn waterproof (I made sure to get it deep in the welt and all the seams/stitching). The problem is the ice, they are slippery. I am hoping they improve with a bit more wear (when I was on the ice, there was literally still sno-seal wax on the soles).
So far I like them a lot. The ice slipping is unfortunate but otherwise they are great. If I ever get them resoled, I might have them go with the commando sole instead (though the color wouldnt look as good). The good news is that partial restoration straight from the manufacturer is only like $60 (new soles, insoles, something else) and full restoration is 95 or something (adds, midsole, welt?, stitching...dunno what else). Most places I looked up online were 100+ just for resole on a pair of boots.
Will throw in pics eventually