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Issues are cropping up now...
on June 9, 2012
I teach on military bases and part of the class involves transporting, moving, setting up and tearing about 1500 lbs of equipment... we do it 5 times!
So typical business footwear does not cut it, in particular with being on my feet for over 8 hours in a stretch. The same goes for a typical sneaker, they do not look professional enough. I need something that looks like a business shoe.. not a running shoe. As much as I love my tactical boots, I feel those were not appropriate for my mode of dress as I teach... I was looking for something that could handle the "on my feet" all day load, as well as take a pounding from a-typical movement and load, and look like a business shoe, so I ordered the M2034 walker sneaker.
Well, I flew to my next gig 2 days after getting the M2034. No real time for breaking them in. I wore them every other day so they had a chance to break-in and dry out. I have to say they were fairly comfortable, I did well wearing them all day without major overheating. I did notice my feet did not sweat as much compared to a typical sneaker or shoe, so they are very breathable.
With all the movement, and load only time will tell how durable they are. I will typically be on dirt, cement, macadam, and typical tile floors so wear and durability will be tested to the max...
Update to follow in a few months.
Well, I have been wearing these for a few months and now I can report a little better. My above comments still hold, I do like wearing them. However, I noticed the some of the thin rubber sole at the bottom of the shoe started peeling off from the main part of the bottom!! I had to super glue it back on!! MINUS STARS!!!
I wear these mainly every other day to allow for proper airing and drying, I do not walk long distance, but mainly stand and do short walk abouts as I am teaching or moving equipment. By all means I am NOT rough on these shoes... I have concerns about durability, and for shoes at this price point I expect a bit more on that front.