The Valdres GTX boot has been faultless. As soon you put the boots on you feel like you’re ready to go with no “breaking in” needed. Although they are super lightweight for a hunting boot, they have amazing support and structure which has made walking in the bush, rivers etc. super easy! With well matched socks there has been not a single blister after doing 3 long weekends in the bush in a row and Roys Peak.
These boots have amazing traction on all types of terrain; we have gone from slipping over regularly in the bush to not at all which is a reflection of the Vibram MEGAGRIP rubber outsole with a low impact midsole. We have used them with Hunters Element and Stoney Creek gaiters and our feet have been kept 100% dry. Definitely the Crispiest investment made for hunting and hiking.