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L.L. Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers Mens Hiking Backpacking Boots Review

L.L. Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers


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Weight
3 lbs. 7 oz.


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Review Date
July 15, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Arthur Miller ,  Day Hiker

Summary:
I have searched hard for boots that would last. Chinese made Vasque were my boot of choice for a number of years. I went through four pair in four years. I noticed that in recent years the quality going down quickly. The shoe laces would not stay tied (quality problem or malice?) and the sole on one boot simply cracked in half when they were only half worn out. The Gore-Tex Cresta Hiking Boots from Romania are like boots of old. They are lasting. The laces stay tied and I have good support. I am also happy that the Chinese have such good competition. Monopolies never work very well in the long run. They corrupt themselves.


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Review Date
March 28, 2009

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 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: homebrew ,  Car Camper

Summary:
After having the opportunity to wear these for 3 months now, I will have to say that these are very comfortable. I wear the boot to work, walk and hike. I have a narrow foot and this is one of the most comfortable boots I have owned. They are a little costly, but well worth the money. They are Italian made, and are holding up very well to this date. I would definitely purchase again.

Similar Products Used:
Sportiva, Redwing, Scarpa, Vasque


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Review Date
July 6, 2008

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Reviewed by: rocket dog ,  Day Hiker

Summary:
Bought these NIB from Ebay. the best $65 bucks I ever spent on any shoe. They are "full bore" hiking boots. Lighter than most of the heavyweights. once on they are pretty trim fitting. I am an average 11D. They are beautifully finished, no imperfections and very high quality materials. they need breaking in but wear them on 2 or 3 short hikes and you are gold. Super tough leather where needed (thus break-in) but super soft leather in the ankle cuffs....these are great boots!

Customer Service:
private party purchase

Similar Products Used:
Lowe, Asolo, Vasque, Hi-tec, Salomon, REI


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Review Date
October 3, 2007

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Reviewed by: Stedronsky ,  Backpacker

Summary:
Just finished backpacking 75 miles in Spain over five days with the Crestas. The terrain was varied from rocky paths to some roads. Uphill and down. The boots were worn with liners and a second pair of either medium or medium-heavy socks. The boots were a pleasure to put on in the morning. No blisters, but my feet were tired/sore at the end of each day. I'm going to test some liners to see if they better cushion the feet. The boots saved me from atleast one rolled ankle and I never felt a single rock the entire trip. Look forward to putting them on again.


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Review Date
July 8, 2006

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Reviewed by: Laurie Sweeney ,  Backpacker

Summary:
I have purchased these boots for my whole family. I wore them on a grand canyon hiking trip, and they were awesome. No break in period. Very comfortable. Took a step into water, and the water was lifted out of my foot, and my socks were dry in a very short time. (I was there in December where it dropped below freezing, so this was important.)

So I bought a pair for my husband. He works in the high sierras, doing rigorous outdoor work. He has work boots. He kept wearing the Crestas to work, despite my protests. He wore them until they finally just gave up. So I bought him another pair recently. He has big feet. 13 EE's. So not an easy fit either.

I highly recommend these boots.


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