Epic Boot Review. Salewa, Lowa, Meindl, Kennetrek, Saloman, Crispi.

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ttucci16

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Hey @ttucci16 how are those Salewa Mtn Trainers holdin up? Thanks for the great info on all those boots!
I'll be 100 percent honest and say that after bringing them out in the field three times, i never brought them back out. I lost 3 toenails coming out of the Pasayten Wilderness, which suprised the hell out of me. These boots never felt tight or like there wasn't enough room in the toe box. My only issue has been the soles are getting torn to pieces WAAAY too fast, and the boots are leaking where i'm pointing at in the picture on both boots. After early season scouting, I went back to my trusted Lowa Tibets, which performed like a champ for the 40ish days i spent in them during deer, elk, and bear season. My one word of advice with the Salewas is that they will not accomodate the rigid superfeet insoles. These boots narrow out at the arches a lot and therefore, the flat rigid support of superfeet gree, blue, and orange will not work with these. I still stand by my statement that these are insanely comfortable and mold to my feet very well. For some reason they didn't work out, and it sucks that they didn't. I'm probably going to be trying out the Whites Oywhee boots soon.
 

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I'll be 100 percent honest and say that after bringing them out in the field three times, i never brought them back out. I lost 3 toenails coming out of the Pasayten Wilderness, which suprised the hell out of me. These boots never felt tight or like there wasn't enough room in the toe box. My only issue has been the soles are getting torn to pieces WAAAY too fast, and the boots are leaking where i'm pointing at in the picture on both boots. After early season scouting, I went back to my trusted Lowa Tibets, which performed like a champ for the 40ish days i spent in them during deer, elk, and bear season. My one word of advice with the Salewas is that they will not accomodate the rigid superfeet insoles. These boots narrow out at the arches a lot and therefore, the flat rigid support of superfeet gree, blue, and orange will not work with these. I still stand by my statement that these are insanely comfortable and mold to my feet very well. For some reason they didn't work out, and it sucks that they didn't. I'm probably going to be trying out the Whites Oywhee boots soon.
Thanks for the update @ttucci16! Hate that they didn’t work out for you. Sounds like you really liked them.
 

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Men's size 10.5. Love the Asolo Hunter Extreme GV. I am a BIG fan of Asolo. Wore a different pair 35 years ago for 2000 miles on the AT, with no blisters. If they fit your foot, they are comfortable, ankle support, tough toe rand, aggressive tread, and Goretex.
 

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I'll be 100 percent honest and say that after bringing them out in the field three times, i never brought them back out. I lost 3 toenails coming out of the Pasayten Wilderness, which suprised the hell out of me. These boots never felt tight or like there wasn't enough room in the toe box. My only issue has been the soles are getting torn to pieces WAAAY too fast, and the boots are leaking where i'm pointing at in the picture on both boots. After early season scouting, I went back to my trusted Lowa Tibets, which performed like a champ for the 40ish days i spent in them during deer, elk, and bear season. My one word of advice with the Salewas is that they will not accomodate the rigid superfeet insoles. These boots narrow out at the arches a lot and therefore, the flat rigid support of superfeet gree, blue, and orange will not work with these. I still stand by my statement that these are insanely comfortable and mold to my feet very well. For some reason they didn't work out, and it sucks that they didn't. I'm probably going to be trying out the Whites Oywhee boots soon.
Bummer I’m sorry they did not work out for you. I also have these boots and have been super happy with there fit. Especially after murdering my feet with my last set of scarpas... I have a couple hundred miles on my pair and have had zero issues with any separation, loss in waterproofing, or any durability issues really. But I’m not sidehilling through scree on every hike either. Anyway my point being maybe reach out to Salewa? But if your losing toenails your probably over them altogether haha.
 
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