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Hiking Boot Rating: 9.0 - Excellent!

Durable hiking boot with reinforced toe protection and Gore-Tex waterproofing. Great for day hiking and tough enough for long multi-day hikes.

Quality Ratings:

1. Weight: 3.2 lbs Fair
2. Sole: Terra Force Excellent
3. Upper: Leather Good
4. Lining Excellent
5. Sole/Upper Connection Excellent
6. Insert: Formed Good
7. Toe Protection Excellent
8. Lacing Excellent
9. Waterproof: Gore-Tex Good
10. Breathability Good
11. Ankle Support
Excellent
12. Value Good

THE GOOD
The beefy sole is mated to the leather upper with reinforced stitching which is a rare quality in hiking boots.

THE BAD
The Radical 452 is stiff out of the box (especially the sole) and a bit heavy for day hiking. Also, the sole's traction knobs are short and extra slick in slippery conditions.

THE FIT & COMFORT
The upper will need a little break in time and the sole is rock solid. The Radical has a standard foot shape (slight curve and medium width) but is a little bit more straight like a Salomon.

THE PRICE
List price - $160.00
Average price - $129.95

OTHER NOTES
This boot is in-between hiking and backpacking and some hikers prefer this type of traction when they are on dry groomed conditions.

Available Sizes: Men's 7-12, 13, 14

Similar Boots:

Merrell Reflex Mid
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