"WELCOME TO MY OUTDOOR WORLD"
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Full-grain leather and tough Cordura® nylon upper. Breathable GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane lining. 800-gram Thinsulate™ Ultra Insulation adds extra warmth. Removable full-cushion insole. Compression molded EVA foam midsole with camo wrap. Wolverine® Rubber Lug outsole. Cement construction. Lightweight nylon shank fights fatigue.
Normaly I would be writing the mens Boot reviews,however due to the large amount of reviews I have undertaken this year I found myself in need of a
volunteer to do this review. Wayne Pirnak has stepped up to the plate to assist me by doing the Wolverine Impala review for me.
It is not difficult to find someone to review any product I receive. After all we all would like to have this job,and I get many offers to do reviews.
I try to be very selective when I do need help. Wayne is an avid outdoorsman,and Bowhunter like myself. We shoot together frequently and I have come to value his opinions and sometimes blunt honesty. Wayne is a retired Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In Canada that demands
credibility . Credibility is something that I feel is mandatory in doing a review.
"Welcome to MyOutdoor World" Wayne and thank you for your candid review of
the wolverine Impala boots.
Upon arrival of the boots I did a visual inspection of them. My initial opinion was that they were a very well made boot with no imperfections noted in the construction. The soles were well constructed and have a design which has shown itself to be very comfortable when walking.I began to wear these boots on a regular basis on the 3rd of September, 2006 when I went on an Elk hunting trip. I found that unlike many boots that I have worn over the years that I could walk comfortably in them over an extended period of time for long distances.
I have injuries to both of my knees and to my back which required reconstructive surgery. As a result I have found that the majority of footwear that I have worn since these injuries have caused me a degree of discomfort, however the Impalas allowed me to walk for long periods of time over rough ground with no discomfort . I'm used to military style issue boots with strong ankle suport and heavy soles, I found the Impala boot to be more comfortable while still giving me the support that I need, even when wearing them over the course of a full day out hunting. I hunted for approximately 35 days this season in terrain of varying types, level ground, hillsides, marshy surfaces with grass tufts and heavy snow as well as in very wet ground conditions. The boot provided me with the support I need, kept my feet warm, dry and comfortable. The way the sole is constructed let my foot roll with the ground surface rather than coming down hard on it, at no time did I find that I had any difficulty in maintaining my balance or slipping. The construction of the soles grip surface provided me all of the traction I could want in all of my favorite hunting spots, some of which are anything but level and smooth.