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Good Boot ... But Still Disappointed
on October 6, 2012
Boot overall appears well constructed but the arch support is way too high for me so it much like walk across a pipe in my boot. I changed out the insoles for Pedag Viva Outdoors and had instant relief. While the shoe provides wide enough area for foot to spread out side to side I found the top of the toe box to be somewhat taoered towards the toe which causes some discomfort when walking down an incline and the foot slides or moves forward in the boot (didn't matter which insole was in boot - same problem) hopefully this will stretch out over time and subside but if someone has a bunion on their big toe it may be a game changer for them.
I paid around $175 for my pair and think for that money I could have done better especially after having to change out the insoles. These boots are also heavy but they do seem to asborb some of the pounding of hard surfaces and terrain so somewhat of a trade off I guess but my insulated, waterproof, and taller hunting boots are lighter than these if that says anything.
I would say they are an "urban" boot best suited for concrete and asphalt walking with good traction but are expensive and aren't as comfortable as some say they are. One feature I reall find perplexing is the elastic band behind the tongue which makes them a bit hard to get on at times and really doesn't seem to have a purpose that I can see.