Rating: 5 / 5
My original Lava Domes lasted me several years- Wearing to school, mountain biking, hiking, working as a land surveyor. I remember carrying 5 pound Asolo boots in my pack as I wore the Lava Domes wading up Williamson Creek from elevation 6,000 feet to the lakes at 12,000 feet.
These shoes were nearly indestructable. They handled mud, rain, and snow. The dense midsoles and level front-to-rear profile allowed a very natural gait. Whatever glue they used didn't break down in water, heat, or cold.
Finally they wore out and I replaced them with Lava Dome II. These were hotter and only lasted a year before delaminating. Boo Hoo.