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One hit wonders (single season boots)
on September 19, 2015
These have been some of the most comfortable boots I've ever worked in. I was working sevens twelves or 15's and got four months out of them like that before the leather wore itself through at the corners of the toe crease. The cracks formed along the line of the toe crease just kept getting deeper and deeper until a hole showed up on both sides of the crease. Once that happened, dirt, sand, mud and water found it's way between the leather and the waterproof liner. She aint waterproof no-mo! If the textured leather toe and heel cap material were swapped out for something better, something that would be as abrasion resistant yet tolerate the high cycle flexing they must endure, these boots would be the only ones I would ever bother with. They held up in every other respect and served their purpose, with flying colors, through all the miserable sand, rocks and high grit mud, ice and snow the north slope of Alaska could throw at me. If the leather toe had not "dry rotted" along the crease, given the quality of the other materials, these things would have had another season in them, at least. As they are, I spent the last 6 weeks praying they would hold together long enough for me to rotate out and get a different set of boots. Cheaper boots have lasted longer. I made it to the end here, wet feet and all, but who needs that kind of anxiety? Three stars.