RedHead® Caliber Waterproof Hikers for Men
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I've used a lot of Bass Pro products that I liked. This wasn't one of them. These 'Hikers' had less padding on the sole than any pair of tennis shoes I've ever had. It wasn't apparent until I was on ground that was harder than the carpet in the store. I wore them regularly anyway, for their waterproof properties. A little more than a year after I bought them, they started not being waterproof anymore. If you are looking for shoes to hike in, I'd go with the next level up, at least.
January 22, 2014
Warm and comfy
I wanted a walking shoe for the winter which would be warm. These are waterproof due to a liner, and that makes them warm. With thermal socks, they're almost too warm.
The one thing that I don't like, which prevented the 5-start score, is the top "hook" for the laces does not grab well enough. Sometimes, with lots of stooping and ankle-flexing, the laces come off the hook, and the shoe gets loose.
I do a two-mile walk each day with the dog, and they're just right on a cold morning.
December 20, 2013
Just Plain Awful
I couldn't resist buying these on sale for $29.95 at the local BPS. After a light 4 mile hike in Hocking Hills, I quickly came to realize what a mistake I made. First of all, the soles are unbelievably thin -- you can feel every pebble and stone under your feet. Secondly, they are NOT waterproof! Thirdly, they already look like they are 5 years old. Don't make the mistake I did and steer clear of these horrible boots. Cheaper is definitely not better in this case.
April 27, 2012
good for what i wanted
I was looking for a nice looking boot for winter, not something too heavy but something that would keep my feet warm and dry. When I first put these on, I noticed, as others have said, that the soles ar pretty thin. I would not think these would be good for actual trail hiking, unless you were hiking pretty flat, smooth trails. I have to put some sort of insole in just about every pair of shoes I buy so I bought them knowing that I would add to the thickness of the sole. Turns out I had some etonic insoles from a pair of golf shoes and after I put those insoles in, I was perfectly happy. I had read that others had problems with water so I just spray them with camp dry every few days during snowy, slushy times. Have not had a problem with feet getting wet. I like these boots, but I haven't hiked in them. I do mostly summer hiking and that duty falls to Keens.
March 17, 2013