Whether you’re backpacking or just on long day hikes the The Ahnu Coburn is a mid-height boot that will meet your demands. Showcasing a very solid construction that is shockingly lightweight everyone who we have shown the boot to all make the same unanimous statement “these are a nice looking pair of boots”. This affect is was likely solidified when their designers ensured their logo placement and stitching was aesthetically pleasing.
Although we know fashion may not be the priority to our readers. It goes without saying that looks, more times than not do influence our decisions. We have trail tested these in the swamps of the Everglades to the back country trails of Yellowstone National Park and regardless of the terrain these boots have flaunted their exceptional quality. With nice and sticky, thick soles they didn’t let us down on slick rock. We especially liked the small rubber wrap-around that helps protect the toe area. Most of the outer layer is waterproofed leather, coupled with metal lace hooks. These boots tied reasonably tight garner a comfortable secure fit.
With the built-in waterproof/breathable eVent lining these boots will keep your feet dry in wet conditions. Like with most shoes we recommend you casually wear any new boot for a little while to break it in before you take them straight out to the trail.
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