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Looks great but poor fit
on April 18, 2013
I have the taupe suede desert guard and I really dig the rugged looks. They match up great with olive, khaki, and browns.
I knew they ran 1/2 size bigger, but planned on putting in a generic orthotic for arch support since these are flat. I wear extra thick padded crew socks to fill in the shoes and they are perfectly snug now. So the boots feel really comfortable when standing, but my heel slips when walking. I've read online about other people having this same heel slip problem. If you look at the back of the shoe where the heel sits, you don't see much contouring in the back to hug the heel. It pretty much just goes straight up to the achilles. Also, they are not as light as I had hoped. The crepe soles are a little heavy.
I can't wear these for long walks. The heel slip and the weight just kills it. I become aware of how unpleasant it is every time I get up to walk. These have become short distance "dinner, drinks and a movie" kind of boots.