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Overall a good boot. Great for everyday wear. Order a full size smaller than normal.
on November 13, 2012
Comfortable right out of the box. Virtually no break in time needed. These do run large. I ordered a full size smaller than I normally would, and they fit perfectly. They definitely have that classic, timeless style that looks great with jeans, khakis, or work-pants. Like other reviews have mentioned, the sole is thinner and lower profile than some other boots. I think this makes them look nicer for casual wear, but I'm not sure how it will affect durability. They are re-solable though, and the upper seems like it could last a lifetime with proper care. In general, the sole and foot-bed are fairly soft. This softness makes them really comfortable for everyday wear and some casual hiking or work, but would probably be insufficient for rugged terrain. I would recommend a stiffer sole to protect your feet from rocks, sticks, etc. if you need a boot for more heavy duty uses. That being said, I walk about 1.5 miles to work everyday, regardless of weather. These have been dry and comfortable walking through snow as well as sitting in the office. In all, if you're looking for a middle-ground boot that's rugged enough to hold up to moderate abuse, but still comfortable and stylish enough for casual use, these are perfect.