Alverstone has been a wonderful hiking boot. The low cut design and material make for a well put together, lightweight, comfortable boot on those long trail days. Along with Merrill’s Air Cushion in the heel absorbing shock and nylon arch shank, it has great support and stability, yet remains flexible enough for easily managing scrambles and uneven terrain. It uses a traditional lace closure and bellows tongue to keep debris out.
Alverstone has a breathable mesh lining and M-Select DRY membrane offering a combination of breathability and waterproofness. Add in their M-Select ICE GRIP for maximizing its traction in snow, slush and ice.
These boots have held up great as I continue to add miles in them, yet remain a comfortable fit.