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Grisport Hunter

Price:

$299

Our Rating:

Sturdy, no nonsense and a competitive price, the Grisport Hunter provides good value in a practical boot. Thick, but supple leather, with a Sympatex lining, and few seams result in an upper that promises to be hard wearing, although the exposed leather on the toe is likely to show some scuffs if you are a toe dragger. Out of the box comfort can be expected with these boots and I found that due to the soft leather and flexible and sturdy sole, they were comfortable with no problem areas. Despite having the appearance of a stiffer boot, the Hunter is actually quite bendy and I would not feel comfortable putting crampons on them. The soft rubber sole contributes to the immediate comfort and has a thick and blocky tread that offered great grip on a multitude of surfaces. The pronounced heel is the best of all boots reviewed for grip. Quite tall, the Hunter provides excellent ankle support and generous padding making them secure when laced firmly. Also in the box, Grisport supply a pair of spare inner soles, a small tub of leather conditioner, spare laces, and a small pocket knife with pouch; adding further value to what is already a very reasonably priced boot. A capable bush tramping boot, I’d recommend the Hunter for three-season single- to multi-day trips.