Some hiking boots are so stiff and "supportive" that they make you feel like you're walking around in Medieval torture devices. Thick leather has its place, but when you're on the hiking trails, comfortable durability is a top priority. Golden Retriever kept tha ... (see full details) (see specifications) #GLR7566.
Golden Retriever Boots: Men's Composite Toe Nubuck/Mesh Hiking Boots 7566
Some hiking boots are so stiff and "supportive" that they make you feel like you're walking around in Medieval torture devices. Thick leather has its place, but when you're on the hiking trails, comfortable durability is a top priority. Golden Retriever kept that in mind when designing these Golden Retriever Men's Sage Composite Toe Hiking Boots 7566.
These shoes have sage green, orange, and black uppers that are rugged-looking and fashionable. They're constructed of full grain, waterproof nubuck leather and mesh--materials that last and keep your feet comfortable. Leather is tough and resists water and abrasion. The mesh panels help to keep the boots dry since they allow moisture to wick out of the boots' bodies.
Although these Golden Retrievers look and feel like athletic shoes, they provide more support. And with Composite Toes for falling object protection and other safety features, these hiking shoes are a lot better for your feet than running shoes. Athletic shoes are all designed for specific activities, and these hiking shoes are designed for just that--hiking. The soles are engineered for safety. They're made of oil- and slip-resistant rubber and have multi-directional lugs that give you superior traction. External molded shanks in the soles encourage the shoes to break properly with each step you take.
These hiking boots are also Electrical Hazard rated, which means that they have non-conductive soles and heels that are shock-resistant. Electrical hazard ratings let you know that the shoes you're wearing are meant to provide you with a secondary source of protection in the case of incidental contact with electrical currents. Safety features like this add up to provide very safe shoes that are ASTM F2413-11 Approved.
Golden Retriever wants you to think their shoes are the most comfortable on the market, so they include features like protective and roomy toe boxes. The vaults above the toe areas are made of composite material that provides a level of protection that's similar to steel toes, but has less weight. Composite safety toes protect your toes from objects that fall from above. And since composite toes won't conduct heat, cold or electricity, these hikers are great for wearing in all sorts of weather. These shoes are also mon-metallic and mon-magnetic.
But of course, as any Medieval maiden in a chastity belt knows, in addition to being safe, you also need to be comfortable. So Golden Retriever built these boots with removable polyurethane insoles that sit atop dual-density EVA midsoles. Those two layers build up comfortable footbeds that support and cushion your feet. And since hiking is a high-impact sport, Golden Retriever has anticipated that you'll sweat. That's why they lined these boots with Dry Dawgs waterproof and breathable membranes.
Of course you need to make sure that your feet are supported on the hiking trails--that's why you don't hike in flip flops. But you also don't need boots that are so stiff they force you to plod awkwardly with each step. When you order a pair of Golden Retriever Men's Sage Composite Toe Hiking Boots 7566, you can be sure that the boots you get will be flexible, lightweight, and secure.
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Looks different than picture...
The boot itself is a really nice boot. Comfy and you can't tell it's a safety toe. BUT, the picture is a lot different than how the actual boot looks. The boot is a solid brown leather look, where as the pic makes it looks like it's a lighter weathered look. And the mesh part is more of an army green color. Not a faded tan like it looks like in the pic.