Patagonia Ranger Smith Boot Review
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Looking for the perfect pair of winter boots that you can wear out to the bars and restaurants and then take them for a hike the next day? Ranger Smith might just be the answer for you. With a durable full grained leather outer and Polartech inner, we found these boots to look great with a pair of jeans, while keeping our feet super warm and dry through wet sloppy snow and in temps well below zero. We also trekked up some local Colorado trails with these boots and were happy to report back that they performed just as good on rock, dirt, snow, and ice as they did on paved cement sidewalks. The Ranger Smith comes with a Vibram Ecostep outsole made from 30% recycled rubber and a EVA midsole which is 20% recycled material, holding true to Patagonia’s push for sustainability. There was one downer to the shoe that we found; the footbeds tended to slip in the boot, creating an uncomfortable toebox at times. Our solution, use a pair of inserts from Spenco, Superfeet, etc. which takes up a little bit of volume and creating a little bit snugger fit. After we added these inserts, the Ranger Smiths became our go to shoes for almost every occasion this winter. For more information on the Ranger Smith and other Patagonia products, please visit www.patagonia.com.