Re: OWNER REVIEW - EMS SUMMIT GTX BOOTS
- --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "percious17"
> OWNER REVIEW:Hi Christopher,
> EMS Summit GTX
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Thanks for the review. I've noted some edits in the text below as well
as some questions I expect would be fairly common to expect a boot
review to answer. I've also added some comments at the end designed to
spur your thinking on some additional information that I think would
help really take this review over the top.
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--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "percious17"
> Backpacking Background:### A little extra here in terms of style (e.g. lightweight,
heavyweight, avg pack size) and duration of trips is usually a good
way to give readers a snapshot of how your experience reflects theirs.
> Measured Weight: 4.58 lb (2.08 kg) (size 8)### Are these weights per boot or per pair? Any idea what the MSRP is?
> Manufacturer listed weight: 2.625 lb (1.019 kg)
> tread. Within the boot is a Gortex shell liner. The boot comes with### "Goretex"
> felt insoles.### Is the liner & insole removable?
> be worn on the sharp rocks of the White Mountains, as well as the### "been worn"
> me blisters on my heels. Please note that the sizing tends to run a### "size smaller than normally worn." to avoid projection
> size smaller than you usually wear. (I wear a size 9 Adidas running
> Also note-worthy is the support which these boots offer. I have
> rolled my ankles a few times, but never had a sprain with these### How high are these boots -- low like running shoes, over the
> boots. The aggressive tread especially helps on bare rock.
> comfortable ones. Break-in takes less time if you use the boots in### "less time when using the boots" to avoid projection
> These boots have performed well in a variety of conditions. If you### "I think that for a low-volume foot, this is a perfect boot." to
> have a low-volume foot, this is a perfect boot. The boot breaths
avoid projection. Also, "breathes".
> conditions. The Goretex shell performs well, allowing your feet to### "allowing my feet to" in order to avoid projection
> 1000 miles, with over 300 miles trail usage. I replaced them### Need metric conversions for these two mileage amounts.
> recently with the same model, only because the tread had worn out,### Are they not a welted construction then where the sole is sewn to
> and the Goretex shell had a hole in it from my wiggling big toe.
the boot & can be replaced?
> Things I don't like:### Some other information you could add to add to the usefulness of
> 1. Poor insoles.
> 2. D-rings do cut into your laces.
> 3. Could be lighter.
this review would be commentary on maintaining the boot, how the
leather holds up to nicks/cuts/abrasions, how long a waterproofing
treatment lasts (& what kind you use), whether the sweat from your
feet passes through the Goretex & leather fast enough or if you end up
with wet socks, how long it takes to dry a pair after you go sloshing
(& whether you do that by walking them dry or off your feet). How does
the wear of the soles relate to your experience with other boots --
faster, slower? Before you got these, how often did you replace your
boots? Do you wear a single pair of socks or liners & wool hikers? How
do they fit after a day of hiking? How quickly do they warm up on your
feet after you've had them off in cold weather (like overnight)? This
is the kind of information that can take a good review like yours and
put it over the top.