**GOHUNT staff recommends ordering this boot 1/2 size larger than you would buy a Nike off the shelf.
*Please review our GOHUNT staff boot profiles below and our sizing video before ordering.
GOHUNT Staff Boot Profile
|Name||Foot Length||Foot Width||Nike Size||Alverstone Size|
|Brady||28.8 cm||10.8 cm||12||12.5|
|Porter||27.9 cm||11.5 cm||11.5||12|
GOHUNT Stiffness Scale Rating - Flex 3 (see stiffness tab)
The Alverstone II was made for those looking for a technical boot, with features that make it perfect for the sheep hunter, but comfortable enough for an elk hunter
This is the boot Porter is most excited to try out on his next hunt
- Brady's favorite boot in the current GOHUNT lineup
New Hanwag Integral Light sole construction
Click Clamp eyelets for 2-zone lacing and loop for easy opening
Modern and extremely functional cuff design with the new Hanwag Lateral Flex Technology (LFX)
Warranty - 2-year warranty period that starts from the purchase date
The Hanwag Alverstone II GTX is the ultimate backpacking boot to let you push deeper into the backcountry. Hanwag's LFX technology allows the foot, ankle, and lower leg to move with greater lateral flex, this promotes correct motion when walking and is easy on the joints. The 2-zone lacing system lets you customize the lacing tension between the forefoot and ankle. The Vibram rubber sole provides all the traction you'll need while climbing rocky scrambles or loose dirt, while a Gore-Tex membrane keeps your feet dry.
Don’t see the size you want? Email boots@GOHUNT.com for any special requests.
|GOHUNT Stiffness Scale||Alverstone II GTX - Flex 3|
|Flex 1||Built for light and fast trekking. Think of your favorite trail running shoes, but capable of rocky demanding terrain.|
|Flex 2||Flexible enough that they offer out of the box comfort but can handle miles of rocky terrain. Perfectly suited for mild to moderate mule deer, elk, and antelope country.|
|Flex 3||Ideally suited for mountain hunts with moderate to steep technical terrain where more rigidity is required. Some break-in time required but will likely become your favorite do everything hunting boots.|
|Flex 4||Best suited for hunts at or above timberline where the terrain gets steep. Flexible enough that it can handle miles of comfortable climbing but stiff enough to offer support and rigidity with a heavy pack.|
|Flex 5||The stiffest boot options, best for alpine hunting and mountaineering. Sheep hunting, mountain goat, and the toughest of elk and deer terrain.|
HOW TO ACCURATELY MEASURE YOUR FEET TO FIND THE CORRECT BOOT SIZE
Start by collecting a few things from around your house, including a yardstick or ruler, a soft tailor’s tape or paper tape, a piece of cardboard or printer paper, and a pen.
Draw a 90° angle on the cardboard or paper using the yardstick or ruler. The lines should be long enough so that your longest toe touches the horizontal line and the widest point of your foot touches the vertical line.
Ensure that you’re wearing your hunting socks while taking these measurements. Stand on the paper or cardboard with your feet shoulder-width apart and place your full weight on both feet.
Have a second person mark where your heel and the widest part of your foot lands on the cardboard or paper. Ensure that you’re keeping the pen vertical when making your marks. Leaning the pen inward or outward against your foot will skew your measurements.
Place the edge of the tailor’s tape on the straight line and measure the widest and longest point of each foot down to 1/10th of a centimeter.
Add both length measurements together and divide them by two. This is your length measurement.
Add both width measurements together and divide them by two. This is your width measurement.
Record your measurements and refer to the GOHUNT Sizing Guide and Staff Reviews to find the right boot size for your foot profile.
GENERAL TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR NEW BOOTS FIT PROPERLY
Measure your feet with the socks you intend to wear in the field.
Measure your feet later in the day. Your feet tend to swell slightly as the day progresses.
The arch and heel of your foot should feel snug but not tight. Your heel should feel secure in the heel pocket. If your heel lifts up when you step, make sure the lacing is not too loose.
Your toes should not touch the front of the boot. You want just enough room to wiggle your toes. When you kick the toe into the floor, you should know where the front of the boot is without your toes hitting.
If you're unable to cinch the boot tight enough to prevent heel slip or it allows your toes to touch the end of the boot, you will have a hard time with a heavy pack on steep downhill descents and you’ll want to size up.
|Weight||3 lbs 12.7 oz - pair (size 10)
|Crampon Compatible||Step-In Crampon Compatible|
|Upper||Suede, Microfiber, Synthetic|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 Years|
GOHUNT Return Policy
If you should need to return a boot, they may be returned within 30 days of purchase for a full refund. Boots should be returned in brand new condition with no wear marks. All boots should be returned in the original packaging with the original tags. Boots must not be worn outside to be considered for a refund. We do not allow direct boot exchanges. If you return a product in brand new condition with all original packaging and tags, we will process your refund. You can order another product that best fits your needs or wait until your refund is processed. With all the backcountry hunters we have on staff at GOHUNT, we understand the need and know how hard it is to find a boot that fits your foot. GOHUNT has spent countless hours and measured many feet to make sure you get the right size boot the first time. If you watch our sizing video and review our staff foot profiles, we are extremely confident you'll find the right size boot for you the first time. In the rare case you don't, the GOHUNT staff is on call to make sure you find the right boot for your next hunt.
*We're so confident in our extensive sizing research that if you fully review it, and correctly measure your foot, we know you'll find the boots that fit.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY BOOTS?
Proper boot care can significantly extend the lifespan of your boots. Leather boots, in particular, need to be cared for after heavy use. If your boots are wet and covered in dirt, we recommend cleaning them. If you’re not going to clean your boots, you should still allow your boots to air dry after each use.
Remove your insoles and laces after each use. This will open up your boots and allow them to air out. Even if your boots don’t get wet, they will naturally absorb moisture from your feet, especially on multi-day trips. Insoles and laces can be hand-washed in cold water and set out to air dry.
Using a boot brush and warm water, remove the dirt from your boots. The warm water will open up the pores of the boot and allow you to thoroughly clean them.
For leather boots, you’ll want to recondition the leather after cleaning them with warm water in order for them to remain water-repellant. Applying a waterproofing agent to the damp leather will reclose the pores that were opened up during cleaning. Once you’ve reconditioned your boots, water should bead up when gently poured over the leather.
Allow your boots to air dry. Do not use a heat source to dry your boots. The heat could cause the leather to shrink or become brittle, increasing the chances of irreparable rips or creases.
Store your boots in a cool and dry place to prevent mildew. We recommend packing a newspaper in the toe box of wet boots to help absorb the moisture and maintain the boots’ shape during the drying process.
Take your boots to a knowledgeable cobbler for repairs.
WHAT SHOULD I USE TO TREAT MY NEW BOOTS?
For a general-purpose waterproofing product, the GOHUNT staff has found that Granger or Nikwax Waterproofing performs the best.
Re-apply this product as necessary or after every use in severe conditions.
Please refrain from using beeswax, animal fats, or petroleum-based products on your boots, as these products will void some manufacturer warranties.
*Please note that these products may darken the color of any leather.
WHAT IF MY BOOTS ARE GORE-TEX®?
We recommend treating the leather on your Gore-Tex® boots the same as you would on any other leather boot.
The Gore-Tex® lining creates a waterproof/breathable membrane on the inside of the boot, but leather uppers still need to be cared for.
The durable waterproofness of the Gore-Tex® membrane is not affected by leather conditioners, silicone, oil or shoe polish.
I cannot comment on the boots yet as they just arrived and I haven't used them for anything serious, but my first impressions are that they feel very comfortable and well made.
I wanted to comment on the sizing. I normally wear a US 11 or 11.5 in a running shoe. Measuring my foot per the Go Hunt video has me at 28.3cm long and 11.7cm wide with my hiking sock on. I ordered US 12EE and feel that I got the size pretty spot on. I might have been able to get away with a US 11.5EE, but would rather have a little more room than go the half size smaller and potentially have spots that rub. For info, I am a size US 11 in the Lowa Ranger. I hope this sizing review can help someone else when choosing between sizes.
FYI in the YouTube video I say go up a full size, I meant a half size. I'm a 10.5 Nike... THESE BOOTS RUN SMALL AND NARROW! I bought an 11 wide and it fits great. I have a fat foot, but I had never had to buy a wide boot before. These boots have seen well over 100 miles the past year, and they'll likely see another 100 over the next 6 months. After that I just consider it sprinkles on top.
I never give 5 stars for anything. 5 stars is something you chase.
Good boot, fairly comfortable but very narrow even in the EE size. I usually wear a 10-10 1/2 EE in other brands, but ordered a half size up as suggested. Very tight in the toe box and much narrower than a Zamberlan, Crispi, and Lowa. Maybe a full size larger than my normal would fit better, but as is, these are definitely not my favorite boots in terms of comfort. They do seem fairly durable as I've hiked and hunted a few hundred miles in them just to see if they would break in more and conform to my foot. No dice. Just not wide enough so if you're a wide footed hobbit like me, I'd maybe look at another brand.
Really nice boots. I really like the multiple zone lacing system. Fairly light and almost as comfortable out of the box as my Salomons. I would recommend following the advice from the insiders and go up a size. I typically wear a 10 in Nike shoes and I got the 10 EE size and they fit perfect. Haven’t put a ton of miles on them but the materials seem durable. Really happy with the purchase.
The Alverstone II GTX boots are ideal for my needs: summer alpine hiking, usually above treeline and often above vegetation line, occasionally on glaciers. I got the wide last, necessary for my broad feet. The boots are light, with stiff, reinforced lowers and with flexible uppers; waterproof; and armed with excellent, grippy Vibram soles. I did replace the Hanwag footboards with upgraded Superfeet orange insoles I prefer for my high arches. Although your site recommends ordering 1/2 size larger than normally worn, these boots fit my usual size perfectly even with heavy socks and the high-arch Superfeet insoles. I've been wearing Hanwags for 5 years now -- got my first ones in Europe -- and am happy you offer this superior brand.