Review by: saphius, 2005-09-21
My pair of Torre GTX’s have seen extensive use over two years. I’ve met several owners, all very, very happy, and my hiking/camping buddy uses his pair as extensively as I.
My Torres have gone through week long hikes in the Adirondacks, minor climbing, snow hikes, running through the mud and through rivers playing paintball, hours of walking over ice/snow supervising a Klondike race, prolonged exposure to intense rainstorms, and have hiked through swamps, forests, and everything in between in NJ, NY, and Penn.
While not being used on adventures, my Torres have served as protection from my former high school’s campus style layout in NJ—the buildings were built on swamp land, just imagine rainy days. As soon as winter starts, I’ll be bringing my Torres to my college campus to ensure my survival on snowy days.
As if endurance and waterproofing weren’t enough, the Torres fit my feet perfectly. From day one I was able to run around in the boots and they flexed enough that I could jump in them and, indeed, play soccer in them (I wasn’t going to destroy other shoes playing on a muddy field for gym in high school).
Through constant use they proved themselves waterproof, comfortable, perfect fitting, not overly heavy, full of powerful grip, and well worth the $150 I paid for them. Whenever my pair falls apart (they’re not even close to it yet), I will definitely buy another.
Due to the lack of problems, awesome fit, and great endurance, I give the Torre GTXs a 5.