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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Should be reclassified as "Work Boots"
on August 7, 2011
The boots give the appearance, feel, and use of good service boots. But sadly they are not of service ready quality. After three full eight hour days of hiking steep terrain, running 100 yard dashes, and impacting small 6'' foot drops in my local airsoft field, the boots began to corrode, peel, and simply tear. It seems that the heel region of the boot is reenforced with a long thin plastic like "plate" that ran from the top of the sole to halfway up the boot. This plastic is what keeps the boots very rigid at stiff, so much in fact that when one would point their toes in a backward like fashion, the resistance from the plate is strong enough to tear through the fabric that surrounded it.
The boots seemed to hold their own for the short time, but couldn't take 3 days of intense use. I doubt they could survive 6 months of casual walking, yet alone 6 months in a service environment. Long story short, you are getting what you paid for.