Just back from Hurricane Michael, and my 15 year old Corcoran Jump Boots finally gave up the ghost. My go to footware for many years has been Merrell because of the thicker heel taking a lot of pressure off my back. But a couple of the guys had UA Valsetz and I couldn't believe how light they are. The Merrells weigh in at 43oz and the UA at 20oz.
The only reviews on the UA here are 5+ years old, but weren't very good.
I am not a hard user. A deployment every year or so, and a few trainings per year.
I drove to a bunch of stores today hoping to see them in person. No joy, so it's going to have to be on line, which I hate for clothing, especially shoes. I may end up buying both and sending one back, which cuts against my grain.
Anyone have experience that says, either "best shoes ever" or "stay the fuck away" from either of these options?