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Not everyone. If you're looking for style over function, these are it.
on July 13, 2015
Style: Frankly, don't buy these if you're looking for high-utility, high-comfort boots. These are made to give the combat boot vibe without any of the bulky clunkiness you'd get in a real pair of boots made for getting stuff done. The leather is super soft. Spending a lot of time on your feet will however leave you aching on the soles. Again, these are made for style. They're flat-soled, so you may benefit from a pair of insoles. Still an easy decision for me to go with these over some military surplus. The stitching is detailed and eye-catching. The lace holes are staggered, providing a cool aesthetic. Overall, I think the boots are a home run looks-wise.
Sizing: Size-wise, they run long, width is as-expected. I wear a 10 in virtually everything (10.5 for Nike running shoes), and find 10's in these leave me with close to half an inch of toe room. I still go with the 10s because I very wide, flat feet. I don't find it to be an issue, but if you have narrow feet you should consider sizing down. Or, if you plan adding putting in-soles, your normal size might work regardless. They can be a little snug to put on, even with the extra toe room but, once they're on, they're really on.
Overall: I'm going 5 stars. I own two pairs (lead and brown) and plan to buy a 3rd pair in the mocha, if that's any testament to what I think of them. If you have the opportunity to try before you buy, I'd recommend that since the length may be off-putting.