It’s not often we are asked to review gear that isn’t designed specifically for the field, but Twisted-X’s Hiker Boots in Mossy Oak Bottomland are just that – a pull-on, casual boot, meant more for feeling and looking good than performance on the hunt. But, don’t be fooled by the company’s use of the word “casual,” as these boots do not sacrifice the functionality Twisted X fans are used to. And, Twisted X will plant a tree with the purchase of each pair of boots, meaning you AND your feet can feel good about the purchase.
Being someone who has never worn “cowboy” boots before, I always wondered how they could be worn all day as they appear to be anything but comfortable. But, I was pleasantly surprised wearing these boots for a full day of touring Bass Pro’s Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, as well as the countless other exhibits under Bass Pro’s roof at their Springfield, Missouri location. The CellSole® footbed and composite XD insole provided endless comfort during a full day on my feet, and the breathability of the interior lining kept my feet from getting too hot and sweaty. Though they weren’t designed specifically for it, I donned the boots for a couple trips to the stand. Just as they did during a day of walking, the boots provided extreme comfort during extended periods of standing in place while perched in my lock-on tree stand. The boots come in sizes 7-14, with many half sizes available, and are available in medium and wide widths.
Featuring premium leather paired with a Mossy Oak Bottomlands upper, these are designed to catch the eye of the avid outdoorsman. And, though you wouldn’t know it just from looking at the boots, they feature an ecoTWX® tweed upper made from recycled water bottles. On its website, Twisted X boasts that each pair of boots uses up to 13 bottles for the construction. Never has recycled plastic looked so good.
The reinforced pull-holes aide with putting on the boots and though designed to be casual, the boots are loaded with additional features. Anytime a boot or shoe boasts being waterproof, I put that claim to the test. The Twisted X Hiker kept my feet dry for more than 5 mins despite being submerged to the mid-upper part of the boot. That’s more water than a casual boot is ever meant to see, but it’s nice to know the boots deliver on their claims. Additionally, the boots feature an oil/slip-resistant rubber sole as well as a toe cap and heel kick, just for added protection.
To learn more about the Twisted X Hiker Boot or to find a retailer near you, visit https://twistedx.com.