REVIEWED: Teva Kimtah Mid eVent Leather hiking boots
Wide, waterproof and consistently comfortable, these tough yet lightweight boots are perfect on the trail – or the town
There are shoes and boots for all seasons, surfaces and activities, and if you’re not careful, you can end-up with dozens of pairs of shoes and boots for various trips and activities. Can’t we just design one boot for everything?
That’s the thinking behind the Teva Kimtah Mid eVent leather hiking boots, which are lightweight, tough, grippy and reasonably smart. Weighing just 490g and sold in brown only (or Turkish Coffee, as it’s known in Teva-world), they’re among the snuggest and most comfortable boots we’ve tested on TravGear.
And, boy, did we test them. A foul day and a long walk in a muddy landscape, the Teva Kimtah’s were taken through forests, up steep hills and down slippy, muddy paths … and then into what can only be described as a swamp. After a thorough and prolonged soaking, we can personally guarantee that the eVent outer layer is, indeed, completely waterproof. So too the T. I. D. E. membrane inside, and helped by the leather upper, of course.
They were breached once – after all, these boots are only mid-size – but throughout the walk the Teva Kimtah’s remained comfortable. Wide enough though snug on our feet, and never slipping (despite slightly different sized feet that were in them), their Spider 365 Rubber outsole really proved itself. So too the Shoc Pad insole, which left our feet feeling ready for anything even after a seven mile yomp.
These tough yet lightweight boots fit like a glove and easily tackle harsh conditions, with a snug fit around foot and ankle leaving feet fit, active and dry even after long, wet hikes. And best of all? We’ve started wearing them around town and to meetings, too.