Ahnu Elkridge Review

Posted: June 20, 2011 in New Products, news

Here’s a great review from one of our fans that tried out the Elkridge recently!

“Let me start by saying that I’m new to lightweight hiking boots. I usually wear a full grain leather boot that is much heavier and I was reluctant to give up what I felt to be superior ankle protection.

“Man have I been proven wrong! These boots are awesome. I got these boots a few weeks before a big spring backpacking trip and put them through their paces before the trip. One day at work (in construction) and 4 hikes with a 30 plus pound pack for five miles each just to assure myself that I wouldn’t be bothered by blisters or sore feet.

“I found the break-in period to be non-existent. Out of the box these boots fit like a glove and I’m happy to say that after 20 miles in Joyce Kilmer (think rugged trails) I had nary a hot spot, much less a blister.

“We had numerous stream crossings and these boots performed flawlessly. No leaks, no seam problems. And after several boots-off hip deep crossings, my water shoes were soaked, and these boots became my camp shoes…something I would never have done after a day hiking in my heavier boots.

“I’m sold. The EVent breathes so much better than GoreTex, and the boots dried surprisingly quickly.

“They are so comfortable that I wore them on the 5 plus hour drive back home.

“Don’t let the light weight fool you…these are serious boots!

“I’d been hearing good things about Ahnu, and one of my friends wore some of their trail runners for all the stream fords. He just walked right across and kept on going. I’m going to be trying those next. I think I’ve found a new favorite brand of footwear!”

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