Durable Outdoor Winter Slip-On: Blundstone Thermal Boots Review

从维多利亚岛上到南加州海滩的旧成长雨林 - 以及滑雪镇的雪覆盖的街道 - Blundstone的丰盛的拉动热靴让您的脚覆盖。

不仅仅是户外和山区社区周围的越来越多的布隆通靴子。While the 150-year-old Tasmanian boot brand focuses on work-centric footgear, I wanted to find out how its boots support a lifestyle of outdoor recreation. After all, the brand specializes in withstanding the harsh conditions faced by generations of farmers.

This winter, I tested the recently expanded line of the unisex热靴: a lace-free, streamlined leather shoe constructed for cold-weather use. At first impression, the design seemed fairly simple and stylish.

但尽管品牌的血统,但我不确定这些如何处理我居住在科罗拉多群岛的冠冕中的元素。在这里,年度气候在美国最寒冷中排名。但在我的测试之后,我的怀疑主义被压扁了。

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In short:After several months of diverse handling, the热靴proved to be completely waterproof, durable in freezing conditions, and extremely supportive. They also adapted across climates and remained comfortable for airport travel.

While these are not a replacement for outdoor-centric activities like hiking, snowshoeing, or fat biking, they are an asset for broad, everyday action outside.

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我第一次测试了热靴in fluffy snow and sloshy puddles on a chilly 30-degree winter day in Crested Butte. I pulled the boots on after leaving the gym. Despite wearing thin, sweaty post-workout socks, my feet stayed warm on the overcast walk thanks to the sheepskin footbed and the Thinsulate insulation.

相比之下,我的手在手套中感冒了。尽管踩到了无数的冷水池,皮革上部和弹性,乳胶接缝 - 所有防水禁止水分进入靴子。

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I continued to test the boots across a range of temperature conditions including early morning, -10-degree Fahrenheit commutes (walking and driving), as well as on rainy hikes, wet beach strolls, and put-ins acrossvaried winter climates.

总的来说,我对所有这些环境中的全部鞋类的适应性感到惊讶。另外,它通过机场或短期徒步旅行长期以来,它为我的脚提供了我的脚也对我印象深刻。他们可以选择抛出一件衬衫和牛仔裤的晚餐,看起来很清晰。

Utility & Ease of Use

Above all, the热靴看起来并感到直截了当。这些结果表明了我的娱乐和户外追求产生了很大差异。

Two durable pull tugs behind and in front of the ankle make entry and exit smoother and faster compared to my lace-up boots. Before and after wintry activities, it was also nice to skip the hassle of touching or maintaining ice-covered laces.

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I found the design ideal for cold-water surf put-ins, too, where I needed to pull on booties. Likewise, this eased hassles at trailhead and ski resort transitions, when I had to put on a snowboard or ski boots for splitboarding, snowboarding, or ski touring. Note: If you do get sand in the boots, it’s no big deal, as the sheepskin footbed is removable.

但是,我确实发现了这个功能的一个重要例外。经过14英寸的粉末风暴,我穿着另一个更高的系带,户外工作的雪靴,因为热靴的高度只到达我的脚踝骨头。因此,对于深雪或泥泞,您可以寻求更强大的更高的选择。

Comfort & Durability

The热靴felt comfortable but also fit the bill for countless everyday tasks that required some durability.

At home, I naturally stopped using my other winter footwear for shoveling, around-town errands, taking out the trash, loading the truck or snowmobile trailer, moving — including heavy lifting of furniture — and road trips. We have a no-shoe practice at home, so slip-on boots became a time-saver when running in and out of the house.

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在整个活动中,深刻,坚固的胎面和TPU唯一帮助我保持扁平或平滑的冰块。在我的测试之后,井底展现了在很多英里的劳累之后的最小磨损和撕裂。它也抗拒油和酸,所以如果您或您的伴侣在车道或车库中的发动机工作,那就是一个百合。

上面,上部感觉强壮,但不僵硬。一种缓冲的中底 - 具有减震系统 - 有助于防止疲劳。24小时飞行延迟后,我的脚并没有疼痛,并在丹佛国际机场举行沉重的滑雪行李。

A supple interior leather reinforcement helped protect high-use areas around the ankle. Yet the Thermal Boots remain light — about 3 pounds per pair — compared to other winter boots I own, like my burly Sorel Caribou boots, which weigh 3 pounds 6 ounces.

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These Blundstone热靴感到妥善,舒适,以及各种应用中的工作。虽然这就是我的书的225美元的投资,但您将必须对您自己的需求和预算进行权衡绩效。如今,他们在干燥或潮湿气候中的每日和娱乐情景时都是我的转向。

And best of all, they serve me well from freezing temperatures up to 40-degree weather. After a full season, the sheepskin footbed wore down in a few places, but the boots still provide warmth. And the exterior shows no real deterioration, but the appearance of the leather aged well with the elements.

虽然它们保持稳定,温暖的脚,但它们不透气。所以如果你在开车时跑得很热,爆炸下游热量,或者发生在运动员的脚,那么这些不是最好的一对。

总的来说,这热靴为长期投资和坚实的选择作为功能,冬季靴子,支持户外娱乐,旅行和山地生活方式。奖金:他们对我的狭窄脚感到有点宽敞,但我没有经历过脚跟或热点,我可以戴上轻型或中等重量的袜子,因此整体形状似乎跨越脚谱井。