Those boots! I saw them online and I thought: this is the MY pair of hiking boots. They are…
- … mid height
- … light
- … made in Austria by people who know their artisanry
- The Design is – in my opinion – outstanding, compared to all those insect-like colored trail and hiking boots
- Their USP says that they have an outstanding underfoot feeling (and I just hate if my soles are so stiff that I can’t feel the ground anymore)
Unfortunately I can’t give a full evaluation of the boots because I only wore them for about 1 km and I quickly recognized, that they are to small for me. So here are my 5 cents:
- They look great
- The sole is stable and has an excellent grip (I didn’t walk on wet ground though)
- My size is 39,5 and I chose the 41. This is still not enough. I have to say that I put my orthopedic insoles inside and they are slightly thicker than the original ortholite insoles. My toes touched the top even without walking.
- They are not comfortable. This means: the sole is comfortable, but the top isn’t. Even in wearing them so shortly I already discovered some slight bruises. And this was the most disappointing thing for me because they looked so much like the perfect shoes! So maybe they need a long break-in, I just didn’t try it long enough.
Finally I sent them back – teary-eyed.
Data Dachstein Spürsinn MC:
|kind of shoe||Mid-height Hiking Boot|
|top||mesh & leather|
|marketing promises||Perfect mix between approach shoes and trail runners. Very good underfoot feeling.|
Evaluation Dachstein Spürsinn MC:
|tested for||1 km|
|foot climate||***** (did not test it long enough)|
|durability||***** (did not test it long enough)|
|toebox||normal width & rather round|