Product: Arc’teryx Bora Mid GTX Hiking Boot
Function/Purpose: Technical GORE-TEX hiking boot
Fit: Hugging fit for a narrower foot. Hits above the ankle
Quality: Excellent, sturdy quality
Features: GORE-TEX waterproof
Likes: I can’t say enough great things about these boots. I have narrow feet, so it was a struggle finding a hiking boot to properly fit my feet. These boots fit like a glove. Best part is they are made for adaptive fit meaning you don’t have to break them in. One thing that has always bugged me about other hiking boots is many say waterproof, but none of them have been. Maybe waterproof if you are hiking in the rain, but if you slip into a river while doing a log crossing, they are not waterproof. These truly are. I mentioned the river crossing because we have several them on the island and when it’s raining and the logs are slippery you are bound to fall in. With these boots, it’s happened because I miss-stepped and was in over the boot and even then, no water came in and I was dry. That alone speaks volumes for these boots.
Dislikes: Only dislike about these boots is the lower buckle is in a spot that hits right at a nerve on my ankle which caused discomfort, but all I did to fix this was bought a sponge and placed it between the two layers of the boot and have never had to worry about it.
Rating: 5 out of 5