Ahnu Montara Waterproof Boot
My dusty, faded Ahnu Montara II boots have been my feet’s trusty hiking friends for the last two years. My mom got them for me as a Christmas gift as I beat my old pair of shoes up. These have seen mountains, beaches, temperate rain forests and they still keep going. They’ve been the best pair of lightweight hiking boots until I got the Ahnu Sugarpine Waterproof Boots.
If you’re a fan of buying boots off the shelf and hitting the long, dusty trail, these are for you. These are hands-down one of the most comfortable pairs of boots I have ever worn. The sole has a lot of flex and conform to your feet. The Vibram soles are extra grippy, so if you’re a klutz like me, you won’t be slipping on wet boulders anytime soon.
The waterproof oiled leather and suede leather are fantastic. I’ve stomped in many a puddle and creek with no leaking or wetness. The only time these have ever let in moisture was from snowshoeing on a warm, sunny day. And even then, it was just barely.
These are lined with eVent waterproof, breathable membrane and a pig leather collar to help keep feet dry and moisture free. Combined with merino wool socks, these shoes are ready to keep your feet dry, no matter what the conditions.
I generally wear these for long day trips and short, weekend backpacking trips. You could get away with these for longer backpacking trips, but I prefer something that’s a little bit stiffer. These are also a great introductory pair of hiking boots; they’ve got a ton of features to protect your feet from the elements while still remaining enjoyable to wear.
I’m a big fan of these and will highly recommend them to anyone when I am at REI. Once they wear out, I will probably get another pair. Comfortable AND purple? How could I say no? Please don’t discontinue these, Ahnu!