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119 of 124 people found the following review helpful.
Purchased Ahnu Sugarpine Boots-Purple
Prior to leaving for a trip to Glacier and Yellowstone National Park, I purchased these boots at the last minute the night before leaving. I had also purchased a pair of Vasque hiking boots about a month prior and was breaking it in, however, those boots seemed to be too narrow. I worried about this and so decided to purchase these Ahnus. I am soooo glad I bought those boots. For 90% of our hikes, I wore these boots. We hiked about 70 miles in 10 days with the average trail being about 9 miles up terrains that were often time steep climbing up and down. No blisters were met with these boots. I purchased a half size larger to accommodate for the downhill hiking to prevent toe jam. Unlike the Vasques, the Ahnus fit perfectly. Many say that the Ahnus are too narrow, but they fit perfectly for me. Waterproof, breathable, and light. It's almost like wearing a tennis shoe but is most definitely a hiking boot. Highly recommend this boot both on trail and for walks around the park/city!
152 of 159 people found the following review helpful.
Not waterproof, just water resisent
I am a Forester and purchased these boots and wear them 40 hours a week or more through all sorts of terrain and weather. Today was rain rain and more rain and my feet were soaked through, by the time i got home and pealed my socks off my feet looked like raisins. I'm disappointed in them being sold as waterproof when they really only keep water out for a short while.
133 of 141 people found the following review helpful. See all 647 customer reviews...
Lightweight, comfortable and ACTUALLY WATERPROOF!
Let me start by saying this was my first hiking boot purchase, and I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. I was planning a short hike on the Appalachian Trail last year during a week that included a few possible days of rain, so i was looking for a shoe that wouldn't soak and had some traction. After reading Amazon reviews on all women's hiking boots I decided that Ahnu was the most promising brand. So I bought the Sugarpine in Honey!
I was in love with them as soon as they arrived! The color contrast is stunning and the shoe fit exactly as expected. Very comfortable and roomy, but still seemed to give support. On the trail they were fabulous. Very lightweight and molded to the foot, but also sturdy enough so that I wasn't feeling the pain of every rock. When most shoes claim to be "waterproof" I usually assume that to mean that they protect against light rain and splashed form puddles. These shoes are WATERPROOF. I walked through mud and streams that reached halfway up my boots and my socks stayed completely dry. I jumped on to a few slippery rocks when the water got too deep, and the traction was fantastic.
The second time I used them was for a tug of war event that required me to stand in a pit of mud. As predicted, they gave me excellent traction and kept my feet dry. Since the event went all day they ended up being caked in mud for about 3 hours. I went home and rinsed them with a hose and there was hardly any evidence that they had been through the mud!
I've also used them for kayaking, canoeing, and four wheeling!
Bottom line: Best shoes for rocky, muddy or wet terrain and comfortably enough for long-term hikes.