The felt sole on my current boots finally disintegrated after several years. The top two choices I have narrowed down to are - the Patagonia Rock Grip & Simms Headwaters, both in the rubber sole.
I like to hike in search of backcountry streams so lightweight, comfort and good build quality are important.
Before I pull the trigger, I wanted to solicit any 'in use' comments folks might have specific to these two models
. From what I have read on this site, both companies have their fans & make top quality gear.
P.S. Once I complete my selection process, I will post a review here