I've been testing hiking boots since January to try to find a pair that dry quickly in wet conditions, but still feel more like boots than trail runners. So far, Inov8's Roclite 370s and Keen's Targhee Mid II's haven't proven satisfactory for me, so I've been searching far and wide for some fresh options, including boots that are designed for water sports such as rafting and kayaking.
For example, I found these boots, manufactured by a company called OTB, for sale at NRS under the category of Water Shoes and they looked pretty interesting. They were originally designed for US Navy SEALS, as a single boot that could be used for many different missions, on land and at sea. Their design is really quite innovative and they have the most aggressive gravity-based drainage system I've every seen.
I haven't tried them, but I thought you'd get a kick out of the video demonstration that OTB has put together for them. Just make sure, you watch through the end of the video, when the guy pours water into them. You'll be amazed by the drainage holes in these boot's soles.
Has anyone tried these boots? Can you hike in them?
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