Application to test Kayland Convert boot- Mike J Daurio Jr.
- Following is my application to test the Kayland boots.
I have two criteria for shoes. They need to fit and be waterproof
if I'm to hike in them. The Kaylands seem to at least be half of
I have moved about 40 miles from the AT and am looking forward to
getting out and about on the trail. I have been doing alot of
research on boots lately. I've also discovered a thing or two about
my foot in the process. The Kaylands would be a welcomed addition to
my journeys on the trail this summer. I would like a solid sole to
absorb shocks and support the extra weight of my pack. I am
particularly intrigued by the eVent fabric used in the boot. I love
the Event compression sack I have and would welcome the breathing
technology on my feet. I trample through everything when I hike and
will need the waterproof qualities of it.
The fit will be a crucial part of the test. This will be my first
boot I've used on a trail. I usually hike in my trail runners. I'm
planning on a high mileage summer and will need the extra protection,
support, and tread. I have discovered my right foot is slightly
bigger than my left. That being said I would need a size 11. the
lacing system looks as if it would give me the control I need to
tighten around my thinner foot size and around the support of my weak
ankles (due to soccer injuries).
The covered toe looks like it would do well on the rocky terrain of
I guess I'll be doing around 300 miles in them this summer. I have
written two reviews on shoes and another on the Event compression dry
sack mentioned earlier. Please reference those if you wish. I am in
the Long term phase of the Golite Echo jacket and the Clif products.
I am also in the Field report section of the Princeton tec FUEL
headlamp. I am completing the Initial report of the Vargo Titanium
sierra 750. Testing the boots would only help the ability to get
these tests finished.
I will comment on the fit, function, design, materials, stitching,
support, and quality of the boots, if awarded the chance to test
them. I realize this is a short and sweet application but the boots
look simple and I have experience with the technologies used in the
boot. In addition The fact they are my first boot I expect a fair
amount of discovery while testing them. My stuff is found here:
THANKS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.