Updated Dunham Waffle Stomper Terrastryder (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)

Rated as “best fit” by another magazine, the Terrastryders have been updated for 2006.

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by Will Rietveld | 2006-01-30 03:00:00-07

Overview

Dunham is my boot company because they offer extended sizes and widths (I wear a size 11.5 EEEE), lightweight, and comfortable fit. With the Terrastryder, Dunham’s goal was “to build the best fitting, most comfortable, lightweight, and durable fast packing shoe on the market”. It has in fact become one of Dunham’s most popular models. I agree with all of the claims, except the last one. I loved the fit, comfort, and traction of the original Terrastryders, but the seams came apart after only six months and 1000 miles.

Dunham Terrastryder

The updated Dunham Terrastryder fast packing shoe in the full height version. It now has fewer exposed seams on the sides and a better toe bumper, plus lighter more durable materials.

The updated 2006 model seem to fix the durability issue I had with the original Terrastryders. A key change is an extended rubber toe bumper and leather band along the sides above the welt to eliminate exposed seams on the sides. Hopefully, this change will greatly extend their longevity. They also have Dunham’s DryWorks membrane for breathable waterproof protection. The uppers are made of breathable fabrics.

Specifications and Features

  • Manufacturer: Dunham Bootmakers (www.dunhamfits.com)
  • Style: the new Terrastryders are available in low and mid-height cuts
  • Sizes: available in a wide range of sizes and widths
  • Weight: mid is 21 oz/pair, low is 16 oz/pair (size 9.5)
  • MSRP: about $100 for low, $120 for mid-height


Citation

"Updated Dunham Waffle Stomper Terrastryder (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)," by Will Rietveld. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/dunham_waffle_stomper_orwm06.html, 2006-01-30 03:00:00-07.

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