Kenetrek Hardscrabble Waterproof Hiking Boots for Men - Brown
A tough-as-nails mountain boot built for use on or off the trail, Kenetrek® Hardscrabble Hiking Boots for Men give you superior support from a lightweight and comfortable hiker. Extremely popular in the western US, the Hardscrabble features rugged 2.8 mm full grain leather uppers with a 1-piece vamp design and seamless tongue for superior waterproof protection and abrasion resistance. These durable uppers also feature Kenetrek's flex-notch design and heavily-padded collars for superior comfort and support. Heavy-duty, full-length, 7 mm nylon midsoles provide superior support and stability over uneven terrain, while the reinforced rubber sole guards around the bottom of the upper give extra protection against rock abrasion. Waterproof/breathable Windtex® membrane technology inside the boot keeps feet dry and comfortable. Exclusive, high traction K-Talon outsoles feature an aggressive and toothy multi-directional lug design with deep relief and an open tread pattern for good footing in the snow, mud, or dry ground. Traction teeth at the toe and heel provide extra grip going up and down slopes. Average weight per pair: 3.7 lbs. Average size: 7". Imported. Manufacturer style #: KE-420-HK.
Lightweight hiking boots made for the rigors of mountain adventures
2.8 mm top grain leather uppers
1-piece vamp design and seamless tongue - superior waterproof protection and abrasion resistance
Flex-notch design and padded collars for superior comfort
Waterproof/breathable Windtex membrane technology
Heavy-duty, full-length, 7 mm nylon midsoles - superior support and stability
High traction K-Talon outsoles - designed specifically for mountainous terrain
Let down by inadequate boots on mountain adventures too many times, the folks at Kenetrek decided to design and build boots that can keep up with the barbarous conditions outdoorsmen subject themselves to in the mountains. Testing each boot themselves up on the mountains, Kenetrek continually and brutally beats up every new boot design in the field, brings it back to the shop, and adds new features. Put through the sheep hunter's test, every Kenetrek boot design is thoroughly tested so they can guarantee, from the ground up, Kenetrek will never let you down.
Web ID: 1405200650281
Rated 5 out of
Kenetrek Hardscrabble Top Of The LineLike other Kenetrek boots, expensive but worth every penny. Wearable out of the box with unsurpassed quality throughout. Same boot as the non insulated mountain extreme but only lighter with a shorter 7” boot height. Easy on and off. If you are not out in deeper water or snow, this is the go to boot.
Date published: 2019-09-24
Rated 5 out of
Worth every pennyBought these boots a month ago to get ready for elk, bear, and deer season this fall. After hours of research and reading and watching reviews these were always a stand out no matter where I looked. I'm a firm believer in taking care of your feet especially when deep in the backcountry where me and my crew hunts so I splurge on footwear. These were super comfortable straight from the box. Very stiff sole by design and do wonders when scrambling up and down hillsides or side hill. One thing I kept reading as a con was these boots destroying your heels. Had my foot measured at a local pro shop and ordered what the Brannock instrument said and they feel like part of my body. Have roughly 10-12 miles in them so far with 5 miles of turkey hunting in one day...no hot spots, no blisters, no foot pain, and probably the best wicking boot I've ever worn. Lot of money but it's a lot of boot.
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 5 out of
My new go-to brandI just purchased the Kenetrek Hardscrabbles and have owned the 400gr Mountain Hunters for about a year now. It is safe to say Kenetreks are the best boots I've ever owned. I hunt hard in rugged country for mule deer, elk and chukar. These boots fit me very well and provide the support I need in steep country. They are extremely stable, the soles grip very well in varied terrain, and they are not too heavy. They've kept me dry though multiple day hunts in deep snow. I consider them a stiff boot, and they take a number of miles to break-in. Once they loosen up a bit, they feel like they were custom made for me. They run true to size, wearing a medium weight sock and thin liner sock. I've owned multiple pairs of Meindls, Lowas and other leading brands over the years. All were good boots. However, my Kenetreks are a notch above.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 1 out of
Cabela's DisappointsI like the boots. I need the boots. I am returning the boots.
The package was a little banged up, that happens I guess when shipped in the plastic UPS bags.
All the tags had been removed from the boots and none of that annoying paper was stuffed in the toes . . . because they had already been worn.
I get that people try on stuff in the store and put it back on the shelf. No problem. Not these, they looked like they have been worn several times and maybe even a trip out to the mailbox. The soles aren't clean and look like someone washed dirt off of them while their cat or dog was napping in the box (pet hair yuck).
Maybe I would keep them if I shopped at a discount store and was only spending a few bucks, but for the price of these I expect to receive an unworn product.
I am returning the boots.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of
Great BootBeen looking for a great boot for a while. tried out the Meindl last year and I liked those a lot, but sadly I ended up doing a lot of hunting in lava flows and scuffed them up bad, but still a great boot. Ive been hearing a lot of talk about kenetrek boots for several years and decided to pull the trigger. Ive put on a lot of miles this year already over some nasty rough terrain and I'm loving them. break in period sucked and I didn't think id be satisfied but now they fit like a glove and cant wait to hit the mountains in September with these things trucking me along.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of
Hardscrabble is the real dealAfter 30+ years of hunting with lesser boots, I purchased my first pair of Kenetrek's, the 400gr Insulated Mountain Extreme's. They are great elk boots meant for Nov hunts where hiking and sitting might be alternated. I have relatively flat feet and these fit me well.
2014 brought me a Mt Goat tag, so I immediately went and bought the Hardscrabbles as the insulated 400's were too warm scouting, but I needed the comfort and ankle support I had found in my insulated Kenetrek's. I will say that these are the most comfortable boots and are built as good as I can imagine. They were comfortable immediately fo rme, but did form to my foot over the first 50 hiking miles. I shot my goat at only 9000', but on a 30deg talus slope that required me to scoot on my backside to get from the kill site to the hiking trail when packing him out. The ankle support was amazing. For those who think lesser boots are fine, consider how beneficial to have a boot so solid that standing on about 2 sq inches of a single rock with 100lb pack on on a single foot and feeling safe because the construction of the boot is so solid that it disperses that weight across your entire foot bed. This is a priceless feeling at the time.
Having tried on many boots and finding some just don't fit your foot, but I will say the break in period can be very helpful. Many reviews do talk about ankle slippage, and I too was concerned about this in the beginning, but over time, both the break in an dlearning how to properly lace a boot like this is verry important. I have learned now how to lock in the bottom of the boot and customize how tight the upper part is depending on my terrain and no longer have any issues with slippage. This was never the boot's fault.
I also find many complaints are also due to using the wrong sock. This uninsulated boot is now used even more often in late season, particularly when I will be more active, like Chukar hunting, and I always use a high quality, but fairly thin sock. I find the thickler socks merely create more "mush" and therefore more play when crawling over snow covered lava rock. Having a high quality thick leathered boot with an appropriate amount of "air" allows better warmth, than one where the "airspace" is removed by mushed socks. This may not apply on thinner walled or more poorly constructed boots. Funny thing is when I get in the truck and turn on the floor heater, the air pushes the cold trapped in the outer leather into my foot.
The quality of constuction is also a safety feature of it's own. I ride a motorcycle to get to some of my hunting spots and this last year, wearing my Hardscrabbles instead of proper riding boots, to go scout, I rode up a narrow MX trail and misjudged a large rock and hit it with my foot going about 15mph. I immediatly thought I might have broken my ankle, but after the immediate shock found that other than the buckles being marred, not only was I fine, but the laces ran through the buckles just fine.
So if you want the best and will be in places a boot can be the difference between staying out or going home, staying safe or having to calling in a helicopter, then give these boots a try and don't worry about saving some money when you pay the bill.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of
Kenetrek Hardscrabble Hunting BootsOnce these arrived I had to wear several times just to determine if they were the right size. The boots are stiff and require getting use to the feel. I typically wear inserts in my boots but these have a form fitting insole with a high arch support that seems to be molding to the form of my foot. My inserts won't be needed for these boots. Wearing several times indoors was needed before determining if the boots needed to be returned. I have kept the boots Full break in will take more time. So far no blisters or sore feet.
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of
wonderfullno break in just wear and go.
only boot for me at 72 hope I wear these out.