Stop admiring the scenery from afar -- get an up close and personal look with these ALPINE DESIGN® men's Switchback hiking boots. Their mid-cut profile offers extra coverage and ankle support, and the genuine leather upper is waterproof so there's no limits on the location of your explorations. A D-ring lacing system supplies a secure fit, while the rugged rubber outsole offers dependable traction on everything from loose brush to hard rock.
Model Number: M3039
Classification: Traditional Hiking
Abrasion-Resistant Toe Cap: Yes
Boot Material: Leather
Padded Tongue/Collar: Yes
Upper Material: Leather
Leather upper offers comfort and durability.
Outsole: Solid Rubber Outsole
Solid rubber outsole provides durability and traction.
Comments about ALPINE DESIGN Men's Switchback Hiking Boots:
I just got these boots last week. This past weekend I wore them for a day hike to try out. Trails were partially wet and muddy. After walking about 3-4 hours, I realized that my socks around toes became slightly wet. I also noticed that the soles were already showing visible wear. This morning, I wore them to work. It was raining. After walking about 20 minutes in rain, I reached my office, the leather became soggy wet and the socks around my toes are completely wet. When I touch the inside of the boots, it is all wet except ankle area.
The boots look great with real leather and also are comfortable. The price was great too. The problem is that the description says and the tag of the boots says "water proof" but reality not. These are probably good for casual use in dry weather and easy hiking trail without rocky surface.
Feels true to size
Feels true to width
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend