I haven't. These are the first pair of Kenetrek boots I've tried.Justin have you run the mountain extremes?
I'm curious about the new sole. I'm fairly certain, after a good handful of months with the mountain extremes, that I'm going to tear up the outsole in pretty short order.
You should be happy with them.Thanks Justin...I think you've convinced me to try a pair. I'm going to hit their booth in Reno at the Sheep Show.
The one's I ordered were '18's with the k73 sole. Maybe the clearance ones' were returns or something. I should have them in a couple days and know for sure. They were a GREAT deal though! Time will tell...The 2018 Mountain Guides are the only ones with the new sole I believe. The Extremes used the original sole. I used mine for 5 days in Idaho this year and they were awesome. The only thing I will warn you about is trying to drive my Polaris Ranger to help a older guy I met retrieve a deer. I couldn’t feel the pedals at all !!! Turned around and changed to my hikers. They’re made to hike not drive, should of know better.
They feel to me like it is a “new” stiffness for sure. I’m sure they’d loosen up over time. With that said, as awesome as these boots are, they are too much boot for me. Your review appears to be spot on, and this is one heck of a good boot.Kotaman, since Ross started the break-in before I got my pair I think he may have spared me that initial stiffness. My pair has good support but I wouldn't compare it to a ski boot at all.
might not be a deal breaker but Kenetrek mountain extreme is has higher "water line" then some of the Crispis. Came in handy crossing a couple streams and staying dry.Any new info on these boots? Looking hard at these or Crispis. Need to find a pair of the new Kenetreks locally here in Montana to try on. mtmuley