Crispi Colorado GTX Boots Review – basin + bend

Crispi Colorado GTX Boots Review – basin + bend


– Hey everyone!
Erik here, with Basin and Bend. And as you have probably
seen the brand new Crispi Colorado GTX is fresh off the boat, and we’ve got it here in the shop. Well, we’ve had some folks ask, “What is the big difference
between the new Colorado, compared to the Classic
Summit or the Nevada?” And at first glance
you may think that the, the Colorado just looks
like a new color way of the, the Classic Summit. But, it’s actually, a
completely brand new platform. And, even though it’s got
the same mixed materials, of the suede, leather, and the Cordura, just like the Summit. You’ll notice, you know, it’s got, it still has the same
polyurethane coated, leather rand. Big upgrade there is that,
this is now a triple stitch with Kevlar, so you’ve got a lot better, durability in that rand. But, the big, big thing
you’ll notice is visually, is the Colorado now has
a polyurethane midsole. Where as the Summit, has
always had an EVA midsole. So what that’s gonna do is provide a lot better shock absorption, in this boot. Without a lot of weight increase. So, when you’re coming out heavy, you’re packing out an elk,
or maybe a big mule deer, coming down that steep step. (thud) You’re always slamming (thud) your ankles. You know,(thud) in or, (thud) your heels, excuse me, into the, into the ground. (thud) This is gonna absorb
(thud) a lot more of that, that impact. And basically just, keep the fatigue from building up in to your feet, when you’re doing those long pack outs. As well, as just hiking in. You know, going up hill and down hill, your feet take a beating. So, that polyurethane midsole, this is a duel density, you can see the different colors here. So, its got the right type of stiffness in the right areas. And, it’s also gonna give you a lot better lateral stability. You know, compared to the EVA midsole. But it only does that
in about three ounces of of weight increase. So, this is about one pound, 10 ounces, as opposed to one pound seven ounces with the Summit, in about
a size nine and a half. So, really marginal weight increase. So still, you know this is always, the Summit’s always been considered a real light weight boot. So the new Colorado really isn’t that much more of an increase. But you get (smack) much better stability and absorption in this, this sole, or this midsole. In addition you get the
ankle bone support system. Which has always been known, you know, as a nice benefit of the Nevada. So, basically you got
memory foam built into the the ankle section here,
that conforms to your foot and over time that
creates a real nice pocket for your ankle. Again, comin’ out heavy. Got a lot of weight. A lot of pressure is, is in your ankles and you
have much more tendency to roll your ankles, especially when you’ve got weight up high. You know off camber. We’re covering country. Going over a lot of logs. You know, down, down logs, down timber, boulders, things like that. So, that ankle bone support
system is gonna give you that stability you need, in still only in an eight inch boot. To be able to, you know, not not have to risk rolling those ankles when you’re moving through the country. So, that’s a big upgrade
for this boot as well. The other thing I noticed is its got a little, just
slightly wider toe box. Its a little bit more comfortable toe box then the Summit. So that is one, one thing that some folks, didn’t like about the Summit as opposed to the Nevada. So this is a good compromise. Just a little bit wider, you know, you can get a little
bit wider foot in there. They do make this in a
standard and a double E wide. So, you’ve got some options there. But just, in general,
it’s a wider toe box, which is, is a bonus. The other big difference, on paper is that this is a four
flex rating in Crispi’s one to five rating system. Where as the Summit and the Nevada are both a three. And at first, you know people are maybe a little scared about that. They don’t wanna get too, in to too stiff of a boot but, my take on it was that this is not really that much stiffer then the Nevada. Maybe just a slightly but not, not to the point where this
feels like an Alpine boot or, you know, you’re feeling like you’re walking in ski boots when you’re going across a flat. So this is still a great flexibility for being in the high country, being on a steep north facing slope when you’re chasing elk. Maybe even, some of the, you know, goat and sheep hunts. We’re in that, that steep
country, constantly (smack). It gives you just enough purchase so that, you’re not crushing
your calves all the time. You know, that the boot itself, in the midsole provides enough stiffness to get you up those, up those steep sides, without much effort. So, that is also bonus. Just like all the Crispi boots, has a Vibram sole, that tends to get stickier as it gets wet, which always comes in handy,
especially during those those bow hunts. Where we’re gettin’
those here in Colorado. We’re getting those, you
know, afternoon storms. And it also features a full Gor-Tex liner. Just like the other ones. So, you know, get a good breathable boot. But that keeps you dry
when you’re crossing creeks or, you know, even those
little swampy low lands, things like that. So, and it also does it for a price that’s really not that
much more than the Summit. So you get a lot of upgrades in this boot. Up to this is 349. So again, reasonable priced. Good looking boot.
Comes in a gray and a green. Give it a try.
I think you’ll be happy. It’s a very comfortable boot. And one that is definitely
gonna last along time. So, if you want, find
out more information at basinandbend.com

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