This winter, get him some boots that can not only last through the season but also help keep him warm! The boys' Snow Crusher PAC boots from ALPINE DESIGN® were constructed using a waterproof leather shell and a removable Thinsulate® liner with a thermal rating of -25 degrees Fahrenheit. A hook-and-loop strap wraps around the ankle for a secure fit, while a nylon drawcord at the ankle makes sure slush stays out.
Waterproof leather upper
Thinsulate® (200 g) removable liner with a thermal rating of -25 degrees Fahrenheit/-32 degrees Celsius
Durable rubber outsole
Nylon drawcord at shin and hook-and-loop strap at ankle for a secure fit
Comments about ALPINE DESIGN Boys' Snow Crusher PAC Winter Boots:
I bought these boots in November for both my boys--same style, just different sizes. It is now the first week of February and for the first time in my life, I've had to replace boots that are worn out instead of outgrown.
I thought I would appreciate the removable inner liners because they could be thrown in the dryer if needed. We quickly learned that they come out every time the boys take their boots off. So putting on boots was a two-step process: put on liners, wedge liners into boots. Then within a month, I started noticing shredded cardboard in the entryway. I discovered that the inside sole of the shell was lined with CARDBOARD. And because the boots didn't do a very good job keeping snow out, the liners got wet, which means that the cardboard continued to rot away with each use. Now there is no more cardboard--the liners sit on top of a "waffle-weave" type of bottom that's uncomfortable. The Velcro straps never held well, and both sets of liners and shells are now ripped in several places. This is the case for both my boys, who are not necessarily rough on their clothes.
I would not purchase these boots again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend