Which boots? :giveup:
I have started looking for a pair of touring boots. Thought I had it down to Tour MasterÔÇÖs Solutions. Looks, price, waterproof, decent brand, etc. However, after reading reviews on a site that sold the boots, most said they were nearly impossible to put on, but once on they were great ÔÇô until it took time to take them off. This was a reoccurring complaint. Some even returned them for this reason. Now I think I want try them on at a real Brick & Mortar store instead of buying over the internet. And, real Brick & Mortar stores are hard to find selling boots.
Like TCXÔÇÖs Matrix 2 GTX and the maybe the Air Tech also, but price is much higher. Saw others I am interested inÔÇª too many! So, would like some opinions. Here is what I am looking for:
- Waterproof (Goretex or some other waterproof membrane), not water resistant
- Nothing stiff, want boots easy to walk in for some distance.
- Not looking for armor, could care less
- Minimal or no break-in
- Cool to warm weather use
- Nothing approaching off-road or motoX
- I am not looking for an insulated boot.
I have worn boots all my life - daily, work, play, casual. I donÔÇÖt consider them hot. Though I know the Goretex lining is an insulator in itself. I have boots with Goretex lining. They are warmer then those without. ThereÔÇÖs not much you can do about it.
Any ideas, or suggestions? Where did you get your touring boots from? What kind do you have? What do you like about them, or would like to change about them. What might you buy if you had it to do it over again?