The fastest barefoot hiking shoe ever created. HydroGuard waterproofing system, hydrophobic mesh, V-lock lacing system and heel lock lace frame: the SYNTH HIKER brings fleet-footed trail speed and extreme mountain toughness together in one unbeatable lightweight barefoot experience.
I just returned from my first hike in my new Synth Hikers and I am here to say I LOVE them! Since my conversion to minimalist footwear, I've been reading reviews on the small selection of minimalist hiking boots out there to prepare for the investment of replacing my standard hiking bootst. I finally was able to try on a pair of the Synth at a local shop and was impressed with the generous toe box in the Men's model, the tread, zero drop and the fact that they were waterproof. I had to forgo the Women's model due to need for more room for my toes but I loved the olive color better anyway! I tested them on a steep uphill climb today which featured a good stretch of sharp rocks and I am happy to report that, although I could feel them, none were painful. The high top rubbed just a little but this problem was solved with an adjustment of my socks. It was a completely comfortable hike from start to finish and, while it always feels nice to shed your boots on a hot day after a hike, it wasn't because of any pain or discomfort. Thank you for designing a GREAT boot!