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on April 26, 2014
I'm on my second pair of these boots. The first pair lasted 3 years. The tops still looked good but the soles were so thin I could feel everything I was stepping on. They have a lot of toe room but my foot doesn't slide around in them. There is one problem with them, the smell. OMG it's like they were dipped in gasoline and wrapped in plastic to hold in the smell. I've tried washing them with dish soap, setting them in the sun and I've ridden my motorcycle to try to blow the smell away. It isn't working. I think they'll have to sit for a few months before they are wearable. The smell makes my husband nauseous. I got him a pair too, same bad smell. My first pair smelled but not like this. I hope they air out I love to wear these. Might by another pair so they will be ready to wear in three years when I have to replace these ones.
Three months later - I've let them sit and air out. They are tolerable to wear if I am in a well ventilated area. My husband won't ride in the car with me if I'm wearing them. But it's getting better.
I have been wearing these boots for three months. Mostly every day. I'm not on my feet a lot but I work in a building with concrete floors. I also ride a motorcycle most days but I don't drag my feet at stops or anything. The soles of these boots are nearly worn out already. Under the balls of my feet the boots are flat and thin. I had my last pair three years and I don't think these will make 4 months. I think I'm going to go back to Doc Martins and just pay more to get something that will stand up to life.