With all good comes bad, such as the price tag of $279.00. It is a lot of money, however, if you consider when you buy other boots, studs are typically sold separately (which often cost upwards of $60.00). Another downside to these boots is that the aluminum bars are soft and flat making smooth surfaces like shale dangerous to wade. On the other hand, given that aluminum is a soft metal, instead of cutting and ripping the stream bottom, it molds to it so that you can gain traction.
I have worn these boots on the Salmon River, Tulpehocken Creek, Schuylkill River, Big Spring Creek, and Valley Creek. Besides the price and difficulty wading on shale, I think these boots are awesome. Stop in at the shop and check them out.
|If you look close you can see Patagonia Foot Tractors|