Ahnu Truckee Hiking Boots / Shoes for Women & Men…
When we went to Yosemite this past December, I really missed not having good hiking shoes. Sneakers and fuzzy boots just did not cut it when trying to climb up slippery rocks near waterfalls. My husband was loving the new pair of hiking boots I had gotten for him and I was kind of jealous. After a full day of walking along the valley floor, his feet were almost just as happy at the end of the day as they were at the beginning. Same thing happened in Tahoe last month. The shoes I had on just could not get any traction on the icy driveway to our rental cabin. Yet, my husband walked around as if it was no big deal.
Soon after those trips, I was vying for some hiking shoes of my own. Too bad most hiking boots for women are either too fuzzy, too funky, or straight-up manly. I was pretty stoked when I was contacted to try some boots by Ahnu, a company focusing on outdoor footwear. After looking at their styles, I decided on Womens’ Truckee. I liked the fact that the style was versatile and could work with casual clothes or even under jeans.
The first thing I noticed was how light this pair of hiking boots was. If you’ve ever shopped around for some, you’d know that many feel like they’re weighted with cement! The colors are a dark olive and purple. These compliment each other well and are much cuter than as pictured on the site. My favorite feature is the quilted detail in the back – just the perfect touch of femininity!
I ordered my shoes in a size 8-1/2 and they were true to size. I was surprised by how nicely the right shoe fit but the left one needed to be loosened a bit. Lacing up the shoes is quick and easy since the upper portions consists of hooks instead of holes. I did find that I had to keep messing with the laces as I was breaking in the boots. Too tight was obviously not comfortable and too loose would make the laces basically fall off the hooks. Plus, I only had ankle socks on hand. For a nice, secure fit I’d recommend wearing leggings or long socks with them instead.
We weren’t able to go on any hiking excusions recently so I had to base my review off general wear. These boots were comfortable but were obviously designed for a specific use. The flexible soles conform to the surface you’re walking on and have great support when taking heavy steps or putting extra weight on your feet on uneven surfaces. I wore these when doing errands and the support areas did not match up, though this was expected.
These are definitely cold weather shoes! We had some warm temperatures and my feet and calves got mighty toasty. No worries, I’m sure I’m going to appreciate the good insulation and waterproof material since we just got in a wet storm-front. The boot construction is made to ensure a dry fit as even the tongue is securely connected. Plus, the traction on these things is fantastic! Crazy California weather – it’s like every day is a different season!
The Ahnu Truckee hiking boots for women are great for all outdoor activities. Whether hiking on trails, adventuring in forests, climbing rocks, trudging through snow, or wading through heavily-puddled streets, these shoes are up to the challenge. Speaking of challenges, I think a nice hiking trip to Muir Woods and up Mount Tamalpais are in order. Then, I can really put these babies to good use!