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Men's Gore-Tex Cresta Hiking Boots, Leather/Fabric
Item #: XQ155036
Our most popular backpacking boots provide waterproof, breathable comfort on the most rugged trails.
Size & Fit
- Fit best with heavyweight socks.
- Approx. weight: 3 lb. 8 oz.
Why We Love Them
These premium European hikers have seen every continent and thousands of trails, from mountaintops to deep canyons. It all started in Montebelluna, a small Italian town near Venice where Galliano Bordin has been designing high-quality hiking boots for over 30 years, using only the finest Italian leather. Thanks to Bordin’s passion for his craft, it’s no surprise the Crestas have been our most beloved hiking boots for so many years.
- Waterproofed full-grain leather and Cordura nylon fabric.
- Waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex lining.
- Vibram rubber sole for reliable traction, especially on the downhill.
- Built for outstanding performance in fine Italian leather, with unparalleled European craftsmanship.
- Designed for rugged day hikes to extended backpacking trips.
- Please note: Boots require a reasonable amount of break-in time for maximum comfort on the trail.
Men's Gore-Tex Cresta Hiking Boots, Leather/Fabric is rated out of 5 by 395.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Love2GetOut from They don't last I loved these boots. They are leather, look nice and are good balance between weight and protection. But they wont last. I have had a few pairs of these boots. I am limited because I need a narrow size and there are only few choices. My problem with these is just as the leather is hitting perfect comfort the sole falls off. The sole is just glued on. If you have ever had nice leather boots, you expect them to last a good long time. If you don't have a narrow foot get a better pair of boots. You will love them for a couple years but they wont last five years. Spend a few bucks more and get something with a stitched on sole and you can love them for 10 or 20 years.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by backpacker007 from Poor quality insoles I have now put 80-90 miles on these boots backpacking with a 30-34 pound pack in Pennsylvania ridges. I noted in my earlier review that the insoles were not holding up well. The cloth surface has pilled badly causing my socks to stick firmly to the insole increasing issues with hot spots. It is unfortunate that such a low quality insole is included with a $180 pair of boots. I have found replacing the insoles to be difficult because the original insoles are so thin. The common after market insoles are thicker and take up much more space in the boot changing the feel of the boot such that they are no longer comfortable.
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by TurbineGuy from The old ones were much better I have purchased 7-8 pairs of these over the last 15 years. The originals were the best, great insert with lots of cushion, made in Italy, and a perfect fit. The boots are now made in Romania, the fit is not what they were, the insoles are nothing more than thin felt that givs zero support or cushioning. The insole also pills and tears within the first few days. I tried to buy the old inserts for the new boots but beans doesn't sell them. When the cost went way up, and the quality went way down, I had to go elsewhere. I would buy again If the quality ever comes back to what they used to be.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by VanWilder2 from Excellent shoes I have had the fabric version of this shoe for a couple years. Bought the leather version on sale 2 years ago and left them in the box till today. The fabric shoes still are in great shape, just wanted to try the new ones. Took the all leather shoes out of the box today, they were kind of stiff, then took a half hour break in walk. There is still some snow, went thru the woods with mud and rocks the shoes felt better in no time. More comfortable than the fabric version, no idea why. Waterproof, they breath well, very comfortable, sturdy, what else is there? If only Beans would bring back or add the black version of this shoe.
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by Keithfan from Wear like iron. Extremely comfortable I've had 4 pair of Cresta Hikers. They are comfortable right out of the box! They offer incredible support and they wear like iron. I've gotten them wet and muddy and actually sweat right through them hiking in 100 degree heat in the desert. I've mowed the lawn in them (push mower) and have hiked the Grand Canyon in them. I've even golfed in them. The downside would be they are a little grippy when new and I would wear them in before hiking on slick-rock. Currently I'm sending a pair back because the soles are separating from the leather. No matter once you wear these boots you will always have to have a pair! I am shocked at the new price $239. WOW!! My first pair in 1988 was $79.00.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cheng1 from They're Worth It O.K., I've only had my present pair of Crestas' for 3 years and so far they're holding up well but I had my first pair for 17 years. I paid $160 for the originals, the most I had ever paid for a pair of shoes at the time, but I have to say they were worth every penny. In all fairness I took good care of them and referred to them as my "urban hikers" but they traveled the globe with me and never let me down. Comfortable, warm, waterproof, great ankle support and they always took a shine. My newer pair appear to be exactly the same with the exception of the place of manufacture, newbees mfg. in Romania and oldbees mfg. in Italy.
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by RJTaylor from Outstanding Backpacking Book I have worn out and never been happy with hiking boots from most of the major manufactures since my first pair of Vasque backpacking boots in the 70's were laid to rest. That is until I ordered my Cresta Hikers. These are like the old Italian made Vasque backpacking boots. No glorified sneaker being passed off as a "hiking boot" here. Break in is required but that's normal for a real boot. Size is ample enough that my prescription orthodics fit with room for heavy socks. If your looking for a great backpacking boot order yourself a pair of Cresta.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheLoneRangerTLR from Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers-Leather This is my third purchase of the Cresta Hikers. My first pair made it all the way on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail after about 350 miles of hiking prior to the AT hike. With my second pair, I hiked the John Muir Trail and used them during three years as a ridge-runner. I have just started using my third pair. I have a high instep and wide feet and these boots fit me well and were broken-in without any problems. During all of my hikes, I have never had a blister nor any ankle problems. The soles worked out well on the smooth rock slopes in Maine. I might also mention that I always wear an inner and outer sock with these boots.
Date published: 2008-04-20