RedHead® Roark Waterproof Hiking Boots for Men
hiking and hunting
received boots very quickly, great service. Wore boots the first day i received them and they were very comfortable right out of the box. Wore them the first day of archery season, Sept. 1st. Walked about three miles with no problems or blisters. So far i am very pleased with the boots.
September 19, 2010
Comfy boot, but toe box too narrow
I bought these boots prior to a three-week working trip to Afghanistan. My needs were comfort, support, and durability, and these "Roarks" seemed to fit the criteria. I did notice that the 9 medium pair were narrow at the toes, so I bought a pair of 9 wides. But they weren't wide enough, as I discovered during my third week, when the pain in my big toe turned out to be a very large blister, which really interfered with my mobility. (And mobility in rural Afghanistan is important, as you might imagine.) The toe box of the boot is definitely too narrow, and I suspect the last is the root of the problem. American feet tend to have wide toes and narrow heels, and the last (the shape the boot is built around) should reflect this. I've owned and worn many boots in my life (alpine climbing, backpacking, work boots), so I have some experience with serious outdoor footwear. If you have narrow toes, I can definitely recommend the Roarks due to their comfort and excellent soles and uppers. But if your toes are wide like mine, keep looking.
October 17, 2010
Kicked off my tennis shoes to try on the redhead roark hiking boot at the store, noticed a huge different in comfort, the hiking boot way more comfortable. I now wear these hiking boot all the time. very light weight.
January 4, 2014
Love the boots
Best hiking boots I've had in a long time and everything they advertised. I've had them on several times including today and they are comfortable and supportive in a hike. No break-in time for me either. They look good too.
May 30, 2012