Who should buy the Sorel Madson II Hiker

With its nice blend of hiking prowess and flashy appeal, the Sorel Madson II Hiker has the word "keeper" written all over it. Buy it if:

  • You've been looking for non-insulated hiking boots that can keep your feet toasty in the winter.
  • Kicks that feel plush on flat surfaces, whether natural or man-made, are what you need.
  • You prefer a pair that fits and feels amazing right from the get-go.

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Who should not buy it

If you worry about the questionable durability of the featured boot's metal eyelets, opt for the heavy-duty Danner Mountain 600 instead. And for being $55 cheaper than the Madson II Hiker, the Adidas Terrex AX3 Mid GTX is a great alternative.

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The Madson II Hiker's heavenly comfort

Reviewers in droves have nothing but praises for the Madson II Hiker in terms of day-one comfort. These are their remarks:

  • "Comfortable like I’ve owned them for years."
  • "Like a baseball glove."
  • "It brings a smile to my face when I put them on."

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Exceptional in wet conditions

Many are very impressed with the Sorel Madson II Hiker's ability to fence out moisture, with one boldly hailing it as "100% waterproof." These boots "work brilliantly" in muddy waters, says another.

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Surprisingly cozy

With comments such as "perfect for use as a winter travel boot" and "great for the cold days," adventurers are convinced that the Madson II Hiker can keep feet toasty in chilly weather. Note that the boot in question has no insulating components.

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Magnificent fit in the Sorel Madson II Hiker

This urban hiking boot from Sorel has a spot-on fit, according to numerous trail-goers. The shoe "fits nicely with no tightness or pressure points," says one of them.

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Among the few complaints thrown at the Madson II Hiker is the flimsiness of its closure system. Its metallic eyelets, particularly the top-most ones, break or fall off way too soon, several testers say.

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Supportive minus the bulk

This "perfect lightweight leather hiker" (as an experienced adventurer puts it) is great for walking on flat roads and trails. It's also "perfect for standing all day," says another.

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Madson II Hiker: A scene-stealer

This finely crafted Sorel boot is a sight to behold, many hikers say. Their comments about it are as follows:

  • "Love the retro alpine style."
  • "They look even better in person."
  • "Quite stylish off the trail."
  • "They look great with my skinny jeans."

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A monster price-wise

At $195 a pop, the Sorel Madson II Hiker is far from affordable. For one trail-goer, this priciness is "way too much." Another hiker also said that he wouldn't buy the shoe in question at the original price.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 510g
Use: Day Hiking, Urban hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Collection: Sorel Madson
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.