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Working man's boot
on November 6, 2013
I just received these boots in the mail. I promptly tried them on as I have been wearing blown out boots all week that have holes in them. Not fun in the rain. First, I am impressed on how sturdy they feel. Lots of reviews state that they don't need a break in period. I somewhat disagree. I certainly think the comfort level will improve in the next few days. They are not uncomfortable at all, just a bit stiff. They are not heavy as others have written. My Asolo hiking boots are just as heavy. They are work boots, that are meant to protect your feet. For the last 20 years I have worn Carolina's. The last two pair fell apart within a year. Time to change. I really feel that this is my new brand. I actually ordered the soft toe but I am really impressed on how comfortable the steel toe is. It hardly is noticeable and gives me that much more protection, so I 'll keep them. Stating earlier that I was a Carolina man, I am not shy about forking over some dough for a quality product. I don't want to be on the job site miserable just to save fifty bucks. Obviously, I can't say how they will perform this early. But, out of the box I am very impressed.
Okay, I've been wearing these for a week and a half and the inside of my ankles are rubbing raw. The seam that holds the fabric around the heel just rubs away. I am hoping that with a little more breaking in the toe will flex more relieving my heel. I wish that the seam didn't protrude inside the boot. Other than that they seem good so far. Just need some bandaides or duct tape to place over that seam. It has only been happening while wearing heavy socks.