For many, hiking is synonymous with chafing. And Trail Mix. I know I’d rather have the latter.
Getting a good boot to fit is the first step. Breaking it in, the next thousand.
Not so, apparently, with the Wolverine Fulcrum. The company boasts that it contains the Wolverine ICS (individual comfort system) – nice name. What this means in reality is that there’s a small gel disc in the heel of the boot that can somehow be adjusted to support how different people walk.
Okay – come again. What exactly does that mean?
Alright, so this “Patented Gel Insert… Advanced Comfort Technology… Customized setting” thingy-ma-jingy is a plastic disc that you lift and rotate into different positions to set the degree of firmness that suits you. That’s a lot of hyperbole for a piece of plastic!
Still, if this boot is more comfortable – I’ll take it.
And, it doesn’t look half bad, either.
Oh, yes, and by the way – it’s Gore-Tex to be waterproof and whacks away moisture. I’m sure that will smell heavenly in the summer sun… my feet are ripening already.