Ive got very narrow feet and wear orthotics. These are the best fitting hiking shoes I've owned. They have a very rigid instep that firmly holds my orthotics in place.I have had Achilles tendinitis for 18 months - at last it is beginning to heal because my foot is supported properly.One thing I had when they were new there was a tiny bit of excess glue that dug into the side of my little toe. I reached in to my shoe an to my surprise there was a sharp splinter of glue that I easily picked off.
Great approach shoe
I liked my high top version of this shoe so much that I had to get this model so as not to wear out the others too fast. I recently have been using these on my mountain bike, and really like them for that too. Like the high top version, these have an amazingly stiff sole for their weight, and are excellent for any terrain, leaving your feet feeling nice after any length hike. If you want a shoe that will last for years of abuse, this is an excellent choice. My width is D, and I found them a touch snug at first, but still roomy enough in the toe box. They are so bomber that I would guess it will be many months and miles before they start to feel sloppy. This is the sort of shoe which will have the sole sadly worn out before the rest of it breaks down.
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