RedHead Talus II Waterproof Hiking Boots for Men
Nice shoes… NOT Waterproof
I purchased these for 2 reasons; 1) the pliable and thin sole resulting in being able to 'feel' the ground beneath my feet, something i enjoy and 2) their claim of water-proofing. That said, I was skeptical at this price point. Now that the winter has finally given way to spring, I tried out the "waterproof" shoes by stepping into a puddle, and submerging my foot 50%. I was sure to not allow any water to reach the ankle. Within moments, my foot was soaked and the shoe's upper material saturated. Pretty sad, as I've had "non-waterproof" shoes last longer than that. If the water-proofing isn't your requirement… great! If so, I'd look elsewhere.
May 7, 2014
Great boots just 1 flaw
I ordered these boots to train for 3-gun competitions. I wanted something inexpensive so I could spend more on optics and I have so far been very impressed. They arrived quickly and fit true to size. Initially they were a little stiff so I got them wet, laced them up good and wore them until dry. This did the trick, my only complaint is the insole. Nothing I couldn't fix, so I put a good pair of insoles and they're great now. All in all it was another great purchase and I would definitely recommend these to any of my friends.
September 9, 2013
great value and sturdy
I got a good deal on these. I cannot comment on the longevity of these as I've only owned them 2 days. They feel durable and I expect to get a reasonably long life from them as long as I don't try doing heavy work in them. I'll keep them around for actual hikes as they fit great for such. I was acclimated to them in about 2 hours of wearing and now they are ridiculously comfortable. I'm not an avid hiker but enjoy the occasional hike so I couldnt justify $100+ boots but the cheapies always seem to hurt /fall apart. These hit the sweet spot. I havent tested the waterproof claim but they did well on a walk in the rain. I wouldn't hesitate to take them on extended hikes.
March 4, 2014
Great for the price
For the price not a bad shoe. I was given a gift card for my birthday and wanted to get a cheap shoe for around the house. I own a pair of vasque breeze 2.0 and will say they are the best hiking shoe/boot I've ever worn but was pricey. Well I saw these and wanted something with alittle ankle support for daily chores around the house and wasn't expecting much. To my surprise these are built quite nicely BUT as said on another review a good set of insoles is needed but that is just to make them real nice. The insoles that come with them is just a little thin but as I said not bad for the price.
September 13, 2013