Bonefishblues wrote:pwa wrote:Tangled Metal wrote:
Waterproof membranes are really only temporary
That's my feeling, though B should be entitled to expect a few years of moderate use before the membrane gives up. The boots were not cheap. The doubt about membranes is the main reason I stick to leather when choosing hill walking boots, and preferably a design with very few seams. The leather and dubbing combine to make a fairly good defence against water even without a membrane. The membrane is just an extra bit of security in such a boot.
For donkeys and donkeys I wore a pure leather boot called "La Robusta"*, recommended by Lockwoods in Leamington, and never had a problem. Progress, eh?
*Heavy as a heavy thing, mind!
Yes, excess weight bothers me. That's why I go for Scarpa Terra GTX. The advantages of leather (with very few seams) but lighter than most other leather boots. But regardless, you paid £130 for boots advertised as waterproof and they prove not to be. Keen need to resolve this for you, or lose good custom.