Rated 5 out of 5áby ClosetRedneck Best boots ever.
I have had a pair of these for many years. To be honest, I wore them only as "casual wear" for a good while. This was a mistake. I should have pounded on them sooner.
Last August, I took these boots to the Boundary Waters for a week long solo trip (well, it was me and my dog). This is no small undertaking, since what you bring is what you have. I couldn't trust my feet to just any old boot for this trip. A footwear failure could a a serious problem.
These boots were excellent. I hiked portages with steep grades, rock, mud, loose gravel and wet tree roots with up to 60 lbs on my back.
These boots handled everything with no issues. They also kept my feet dry until the rain started. I had no issues with the waterproofing as long as I did my part to keep water from coming in through the big hole on top. I did get wet feet, but that was my fault. The lining was waterproof after years of casual wear.
I have a few pairs of more expensive boots, but if I had to buy a pair of hiking boots today, I'd go with these.
Buy 'em. You won't go wrong.
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby RichinMaine Still going strong after 2 years
They are beat up and well used. They are still very comfortable and still going strong. I read some of the negative reviews and I have not had the same experience. They continue to be a superlative boot. Climbed the loop trail on Tumbledown last year with them and they were worth their weight in gold. No regrets, I would buy them again.
January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Gramps2 Years of hiking
At 66 years old I have at least 50 years of pretty extensive hiking experience. I settled on the Cresta Boots several years ago as the most comfortable and reliable boot that I have ever worn. I am on my second pair and I am considering purchasing another pair to break in on day hikes while squeezing the last drop of life out of the old ones on multi-day excursions . I always carry a pack and these boots have carried me all over southern Utah, Phantom Ranch in the Big Ditch, and hundreds and hundreds of miles through out the Adirondack mountains. I clean them after every hike. That's every hike. I water proof lightly every 100 miles or so. They have been flawless but the soles are about worn out from all the miles. Still fit like a glove and are absolutely water proof. I wouldn't have it any other way !
January 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
áby rudyru22 Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers
These are the best hiking shoes I have ever owned. I have worn out 3 or 4 pairs of these shoes. I wear them every day walking my dogs multiple times in all kinds of weather. These boots wear well, fit great and are my favorite. They last a very long time; the last pair lasted over 3 years.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Brian01571 great hikers
I bought there shoes for hiking and now wear them all the time. They are so comfortable I can walk all day at work and then go for a hike after work wearing the same shoes.
December 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Popilou Gore Tex Hikers
Beautiful, Quality constructed boots. For me, being a power walker, these boots, are much too heavy. Boot was too big, too wide, in relation to my shoe size.
December 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Tbond Perfect 4 season boot!
I don't usually write reviews. And I don't exaggerate, either. But I have had these boots for 3 years and am amazed every time I wear them. They keep my feet dry and warm, even when trudging through swamps and through our New England snow storms: I wear heavy socks in the winter, and light socks in the summer. They provide incredible support, unlike a bulky snow boot. They show no signs of wear. Don't bother getting snow boots: these are all you need! Comfortable from the first time I wore them.
December 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby RJTaylor Outstanding Backpacking Book
I have worn out and never been happy with hiking boots from most of the major manufactures since my first pair of Vasque backpacking boots in the 70's were laid to rest. That is until I ordered my Cresta Hikers. These are like the old Italian made Vasque backpacking boots. No glorified sneaker being passed off as a "hiking boot" here. Break in is required but that's normal for a real boot. Size is ample enough that my prescription orthodics fit with room for heavy socks. If your looking for a great backpacking boot order yourself a pair of Cresta.
November 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby crumsnacks color
brown is not the color. black goes with every thing!!! need to offer black !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks .
November 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
áby Keithfan Wear like iron. Extremely comfortable
I've had 4 pair of Cresta Hikers. They are comfortable right out of the box! They offer incredible support and they wear like iron. I've gotten them wet and muddy and actually sweat right through them hiking in 100 degree heat in the desert. I've mowed the lawn in them (push mower) and have hiked the Grand Canyon in them. I've even golfed in them. The downside would be they are a little grippy when new and I would wear them in before hiking on slick-rock. Currently I'm sending a pair back because the soles are separating from the leather. No matter once you wear these boots you will always have to have a pair! I am shocked at the new price $239. WOW!! My first pair in 1988 was $79.00.
October 30, 2014