Thumbs up on the Patagonias. I had a pair for 4 seasons with many days on the water, hikes, pavement, etc. The felt finally peeled off and I've used them that way as a saltwater flats boot on rocks, barnicles, sand etc. They look like hell but are still going strong. Still using the original laces!
Best part about them is they dont shrink/stretch like leather does. Always the same comfortable fit.
Last edited by BigDave; 11-30-2004 at 12:19 PM.