2 Stars By Juan Carlos Renteria on 2017-10-12
... buy if you're planning on doing some real hiking like on the product pictures
Don't buy if you're planning on doing some real hiking like on the product pictures. I haven't had the shoes for a month and they are completely worn out. They look years old. I've never had hiking shoes last me so little. The bottom white part of the sole that is made out of this soft material is almost gone and got stabbed on the foot pretty bad by a skinny thorn that should have never penetrated the shoe. Never wearing them again. These would be great for a walk around the park. They're super comfortable lol Definitely going back to expensive boots.
3 Stars By MountainManMike on 2018-02-16
the additional 10 being concrete) and they are very comfortable and light
Just got back from a hiking trip. Put about 30 miles on these boots so far (trail miles, total about 40, the additional 10 being concrete) and they are very comfortable and light. Barely any tread wear. Waterproofed them with silicone spray and they survived streams, mud, and heavy down pours. My feet remained dry and warm, even after temps dropped below 40. Also, the insoles are like gel and supportive. I'm going to beat the crap out of these things for a while and check back in a couple months. If I remember lol
Edit: Well, I remembered. The tread wears very quickly on concrete. In mud and soft dirt not so bad. But I won't be buying another pair.
5 Stars By Tim is me on 2017-06-05
Comfy, grippy and waterproof
Light, very comfortable, fits true to size. Good traction on everything i've tried which excludes snow and ice. Waterproof, though i haven't submerged them i've hiked through deep wet grass in a downpour and they stayed nice and dry. I can't speak to durability as i've only had them a couple months but they're my go-to shoe for around town, hiking and rock hounding. For the price I'd be happy to get a season's use out of them. The only possible drawback is that they don't breathe as well as sneakers, but it's a reasonable tradeoff for being waterproof, and even hiking several hours in mid-80s temps they didn't get uncomfortably steamy.
4 Stars By Luis Sanchez on 2017-08-14
Iceland hiking approved!
Also bought these for an upcoming trip I had to Iceland. As a person who enjoys style, it was hard having to make the decision of EITHER buying regular old waterproof hiking boots with ZERO style, or taking my sneakers and risking getting hurt while hiking and climbing mountains and rock in Iceland. However, these did the job for me. Stylish and with the appearance of a high top sneaker, I was in love; even more so when I realized just how LIGHTWEIGHT the sneakers were! I wore them everyday for about 7 days straight, and I never had an issue with slipping or falling when hiking glaciers, rock, craters, or waterfalls! Will definitely be taking these again for the next trip. Only reason I gave it 4 stars is because they run a little smaller than I thought they would, but wearing wool thermal socks took care of that issue right away.
4 Stars By IC Arts & Media on 2018-08-31
Rugged, somewhat expensive but worth it.
Once you get used to the feeling of having a little "extra footprint and padding" these will knock your socks off. Or at least make you feel ok taking them off. They are somewhat waterproof. I even went the extra mile and sprayed them with Scotchgaurd as soon as I got them out of the box. I've watched water bead off of them time and again while hiking and fishing.
They feel a bit big because of the extra backing on the heel. But once you're used to it then you're going to like that feeling of being more stable. The shoelace thing is a non issue, just gotta lace them up tight or double knot them.
I get compliments on their looks from young teenagers. If water gets in them due to stepping into something too deep and having it spill over into the top then they dry fine and don't become uncomfortable and that's a good sign. You can only get in water about 2-3 inches before it will spill over into them but the outer upper will remain dry.
Worth the money and they seem to be built to last so far.
4 Stars By brenda. hartman on 2017-08-09
I read a lot of reviews on this product and it seems that a lot of people don't know what size shoe they where they all said to order a size smaller I 100% disagree with that I ordered one size smaller and should have ordered my exact size I will order them again they are extremely comfortable and well-made but next time I will order my true size they do not run large
4 Stars By jackie on 2017-08-22
Sizing is way off!
What's up with this company sending everyone the wrong size? I ordered a mens 9 and got a size 8. I wear a size 10.5 in women's so I always order a full size down. After reading all the other reviews I decided to go a full 1.5 size down. The 8 that they sent me fits but I think an 8.5 would give me more room for a thicker sock. Not sure how they work out on the trail yet. I'm still debating if I want to keep them. I don't trust them to send me a 1/2 size bigger. The quality of the boot seems to be pretty good for the low price.
4 Stars By Jerzcop on 2017-10-27
Time will tell....
So the Rax shoes fit as expected.... I usually wear EE shoes. These shoes are essentially high-top trail running shoes. The fit is very comfortable and cushioned. The only downside so far is that the shoes do not breath well if at all, most likely due to the waterproof liner. Using these in a warm climate could get uncomfortable. I live in the rugged mountains of Central Arizona, and we are surrounded by rocky unmaintained trails, and I average 1 pair of Keen's per year, so I'm curious to see how these shoes hold up.
1 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2018-04-28
Poor Quality, Won't Last a Year - Look Elsewhere
These boots are really comfortable but the quality is terrible. I wore mine for about 7 months of light hikes and walks a few times a week. About 4 months in a rip formed right in the middle of the leather on the side of the shoe. Not on a seam, the cheap imitation leather just ripped. I sewed that up and slathered it with Shoe Goo to lock it in place and it worked- for two months. Now another rip in the material has occurred right below the repair, once again the material just ripped. Cheap stuff for sure.
If you want a relatively cheap pair of boots for 1-2 trips, these would be good as they are comfortable right out of the box. But if you are looking for something with more quality than a Chinese knock-off - look elsewhere like I will be.
5 Stars By Teo on 2017-04-05
I ordered size 10. But I received size 8.5. Thank you because it fits just right. I am tempted to order another color. Very nice shoes.