Hey all, just seen these at Lakes runner online. REckon amazing price if for real. Does anyone have any experience of these boots? I am in need of replacing my roclite 318GTXs with a pair of 315 shoes but saving myself £40 with these I'm tempted.
Not a big fan of boots as they used to damage my ankle when I turned them. I've since strengthened my ankles a lot so boots might be acceptable but I'm used to very light shoes. These could be worth getting but anyone used them? Any fell shoe wearers use them for light backpacking and day walks? Are they worth it? I get about 3 to 6 months from my 319GTX shoes (£70) would the boots be any more durable???
Lots of reviews on here if you search.
As for feel, its not really boots of course Its a roclite with a waterproof liner and a higher cuff so no reason for it to feel so terribly different. Maybe sensible if one must have a liner as then might at least try to keep water out of the top.
No a proiri reason for any difference cf durability. Same sole unit etsc and thats what tends to go. The leather uppers on the 400's which seem to have replaced these might perhaps last a tiny bit longer.
They also seem to have the 288's for 70.
Thanks for explaining about the .com vs .co.uk.
They should fix things so that their site connects properly.
Anyway... I've grabbed a pair at that price... and the transaction seems to have worked.
For the record, I used that model over boggy ground on the Arctic Circle Trail, because I wanted something lightweight that would also be waterproof at least for the duration of the trek. I managed fine in those, but of course they're lightweight, so they're not that durable. The first thing to go will be the waterproof lining, but for the particular situation I wanted the boots for, I wasn't too concerned if that happened once I'd completed the trek. Normally, I don't use boots, but Inov8s have proved comfortable enough in places where boots really should be worn. I had an even lighter pair last summer in Iceland, and they were fine with crampons for crossing glaciers... regardless of what people might say about crampons and soft, bendy boots.
A link that works
or from their homepage on the drop-down list on the left of the page click on "Boots"
grabbed a pair myself, at that price seems a steal.
I had a pair of Roclite 390s (I'd already used Roclite 315s for a fair while before that) The boots were terrible things, I thought - a very different fit from the shoes, much sloppier, wider across the forefoot and harder to pull in on the lacing, and, almost inevitably, the goretex liner gave up long before the rest of the boot. I'm a fan of Inov-8, use several models, and really wanted to like these but they just didn't work for me.
I'm still using 315s several years on but I wouldn't bother with the 390s again even if they were giving them away!
(That said, I am becoming mildly tempted by the leather uppered Roclite 400 boots... . At risk of a thread hijack, anyone used them?)
Wanderlust wrote (see)grabbed a pair myself, at that price seems a steal.
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