A few weeks back I tried on a pair of Meindle Perfekt Hunter's (didn't have the Alaskan's or Canadian's in stock) and they felt absolutely amazing. 8 and a half felt good except for the arch, so I took someone elses earlier advice and had them swap out the soles with a size 8...fit to be tide! Was extremely excited because it is not very often that I find a boot that fits my foot. I ordered the Alaskan's and Canadian's. Last weekend I went to try them out and I was very disappointed! The Canadian's felt on the low end of okay and the Alaskan's were far from a perfect fit. After trying them on and off, walking around and all of that, I just couldn't make them feel comfortable...they actually hurt the soles of my feet. The workers must have thought I was nutz, looking at those boots from every angle trying to figure out WHY the perfekt hunter felt so good and these felt like something I'd sell at a garage sale. AAHA...there was a cheap sole that looked as flat as a paper in the Alaskans and the Perfekt hunters had the Meindle Perfekt Footbed (a cork cushioned sole). I switched them out and they felt better, but still not happy. I figured the boot was too big and I ordered a smaller size. Today Cabelas called and said they were in so I am off tomorrow to try them on.
To those of you that have the Alaskans, did they feel like a board duck-taped to the bottom of your foot when you bought them? Or did they feel like my explanation of the Perfekt Hunter? I realize they will take a long time to break in, but they did not feel like I had hoped. I doubt the Perfekt hunters will hold up to the abuse. Any thoughts??
I am going to put an order in for the Lowe boots that AlaskaCub so kindly scoped out for us and see how they feel too, but any info on the Meindles would help for now.