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Limmer Boot Mid-Weight Mens Hiking Backpacking Boots Review

Limmer Boot Mid-Weight


Description
The Limmer Mid-Weight is built with a norweian welt construction an has a variable thickness plastic mid-sole that makes the break in process easier on the feet. These finally crafted boots have a full grain outer as well as the glove leather inners, as well as padded cuff to hold your ankle.


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Weight
3.75lbs


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Review Date
November 16, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Chris Ballman ,  Backpacker

Summary:
I've had my Limmer mid weights for about 3 years now. During that time I've worn them on numerous back packing trips, day hiking trips, and for light mountaineering. I have hiked probably 1000 miles in them with out any comfort or performance issues what so ever! This should speak for itself, but please allow me to continue. The boots are a tad heavey, but, the fit is so remarkable that the weight is hardly noticeable. The more I have worn them, the more they have conformed and molded themselves to my feet, creating a truly custome feel that is far beyond any other boots I have tried...(and I've tried plenty of other brands!)The key to the fit is the heel cup. While coventional boot designs for a one piece upper places the seam at the heel, Limmers are crafted so that the seam is at the instep. This allows the heel cup to assume a more custome fit to the heel.
I should also point out that Limmer customer service is truly oustanding as well. When I frst purchased my boots they were just a bit big in the ankle which caused my foot slide too far forward. I sent them in and had an additional tongue sewn into each boot which took care of the problem...(I was charge only for the tongues).
I have also recently purchased a pair of the light weights as a back-up (for when the mid weights need resoling) and I would give them the same high praise!
I would highly recommend to any serious hiker/backpacker who is in the market for a high quality pair of boots to check out the Limmers. Your feet will thank you and the boots will last you a life time!!! Happy Trails

Customer Service:
Excellent.

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Vasque sundowner, Merrell, Montrail...Just to name a few...sold them all.


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Review Date
July 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: keegan ,  Backpacker

Summary:
Unbelievable boots. Got a pair of the lightweights, and they are unreal. Get a pair of these boots. All leather so they breath, they mold themselves to your foot, and they are waterproof. No gimmicky GoreTex, which wears out in about a year, and which is rendered useless anyway with a little time on the trail--those micro-pores that make it "waterproof and breathable" get clogged with dust and debris, and then you might as well just put your foot in a trashbag. If you keep your Limmers greased, they are as waterproof as it comes. Even more so since the whole upper boot is made from one piece of leather--there is only one small seam on the instep. No seams means no leaks. And no seam up the back of the boot means a more flexible heel pocket (easier on the ankles).

The lightweights are pretty thick, so they are great for backpacking and day hikes alike. If you're going to be doing a lot of trail work, I would think about the Mid-weights or the standards.

At $50-75 more than you were thinking of paying for you new boots, this is a bargain of a lifetime. Limmer will re-sole them for you (up to three times, realistically), and with good care they can last 10-20 years. Think of it as an investment.

If you cant get up to their store in intervale, NH (near Conway), they can also send you a catalog that describes how to trace your own foot. Then you can call them and order the correct size. They'll describe in detail how to make sure they fit, and you can try as many pair as you like. As long as they're in perfect condition (wear them indoors), you can just send them back and keep the ones that fit.

Limmer Boot Co. is run by a hardworking, outstanding group of people who are dedicated to their craft. Do yourself a favor--get a pair of their boots. You'll have happy feet and you'll be supporting a group of warm-hearted, dedicated craftsmen. People like this are getting harder and harder to find.

And make sure if you are ever within an hour or two of intervale, NH, that you stop in their shop. The building is (this might be a little off) a couple hundred years old, they make their custom boots right there (4 year waiting period, as there are only two people that do it), they have all sorts of history scattered about the store and hanging from the walls (their original leather ski boot, the first patent for a leather ski boot filed in the US, and HUNDREDS of pictures of their boots all over the world, sent in by happy customers). If he is there, Peter Limmer himself will kindly show you around the shop, show you how and where the boots are made, and chat with you about boots for hours. Its an experience unto itself.

These people are rediculously dedicated to what they do; they eat sleep and breath boot and have been perfecting their boots for almost a century. They are driven by your satisfaction in their product, not selling it. Its refreshing.

You're not just buying a pair of boots, you're enriching your life. Do yourself a favor and take advantage of the opportunity to get the highest quality hiking boot in the world. Great craftspeople who make a dynamite product are harder and harder to find.

Find them on the web at www.limmerboot.com.

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