Clothing

Kamik Men’s Dawson Waterproof Winter Boot

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Easy to slip on and off

I moved to Washington state last summer from California. I knew the winter would be quite wet living in the Pacific Northwest. And my wife and I decided to have a “shoeless” house as many folks up here do to keep things cleaner. So I wanted boots that were warm, comfortable, and easy to get on and off. These fit the bill in all areas. I happen to think “duck boots” look pretty cool, so I liked the look myself. And they are incredibly comfortable and really easy to kick off when you get home. Driving in them is great. On long road-trips my feet stay feeling very relaxed.

I have fallen arches and wear orthotics, and I was able to replace the insole with those. I wore these nearly every day throughout the winter. And when we went sledding with the kids at the cabin the kept my feet toasty warm. The only thing about them is that they run 1 size too small. I wear an 11, and ordered a 12 and it was perfect.

I wouldn’t take them on any serious hikes with lots of grade, as they aren’t as supportive as hiking boots (I go back to my Vasque for that). But I’ve worn them on multi-mile walks with the family and felt totally comfortable the entire time.

Now that spring has sprung, some days are just too warm to wear them. But I find myself wearing them whenever I can tolerate it because they’re so comfortable.

-- Cameron Dawson 05/12/15