The story of CRISPI Nevada boots goes back over 40 years ago when Alessandro Marcolin started hand-constructing CRISPI boots in Italy. The CRISPI Nevada has been a staple in Crispi’s boot lineup ever since. It is truly a legend in their lineup, which is why it is often called the Crispi Nevada Legend GTX. Add the latest cutting-edge technology in boots with the handcrafted precision and comfort that CRISPI Boots is known for and you get hands-down, the best hunting boot on the planet. No wonder why the CRISPI Nevada has withstood the test of time and continues to conquer every mountain it faces.
Crispi Nevada Review from basin + bend
Rated level 3 on CRISPI'S stiffness rating scale, we find the CRISPI Nevada boots to be a true all-around mountain boot. It has just enough stiffness that you'll feel comfortable ascending and standing on steep north facing slopes chasing elk, and enough lateral stability your feet will be happy if side-hilling when chasing Mule deer. But it's not so stiff that if you're down in the meadows and lowlands, that you feel like you are trying to hike in ski boots.
We have been running the Crispi Nevada uninsulated version for three years now, and are definitely happy with our choice. Our pair of Nevada boots are on our feet for the entire hunting season. From chasing Antelope on the hot plains in August all the way through later rifle seasons chasing elk in November snows. While you would think a full grain leather boot would have trouble breathing, that hasn't been our experience. During August and early September, we usually take our boots off briefly whenever we stop to fill up our water bottles. We take the removeable CRISPI air mesh footbed out and set it in the sun briefly just to help fully dry it out. That short break is always enough to manage any sweat buildup that may have occurred during a steep uphill hike.
With the drastic increase in blow-down we've seen here in Colorado, our ankles are very appreciative of the often overlooked Ankle Bone Support System. When you are coming out heavy with a full load of Elk meat, and you're trying to crawl over and around dead-fall, your chances of turning an ankle go up exponentially. The A.B.S.S is a heat activated foam contained in the ankle section of the boot that continues to mold and conform exactly to your ankle bone. This makes a pocket over time that gives you the best support possible, so you are less likely to end up hobbling down the mountain.
The "GTX" in CRISPI Nevada Legend GTX comes from the fully wrapped Gore-Tex liner that fully protects your foot from outside moisture. This becomes clutch in the early season when you are either walking through tall grass that's covered in morning dew, stuck in one of those quick moving rainstorms, or trying to move through swampy areas that hold wallows. We've found it's just as effective when we're hiking through deep snow in the late rifle seasons, although we do typically pair the Nevada's with a pair of Gore-Tex gaiters during that time of year.
Insulated: No - uninsulated
Waterproof and Breathable Gore-Tex Lining
Upper: Water-repellent Nubuk Leather
Removable Footbed: CRISPI® Air Mesh. Outstanding Breathability and antiperspiration / anti-odor action.