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Great boot. Know the purpose of them.,
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This review is from: New Balance Men's Abyss II 6-Inch Tactical Boot (Apparel)
These are amazing. These are not work boots. These were developed for military use. They are not waterproof in the fact that they keep water out. They have mesh sections along the side, and port holes on the side and bottom. They are made as lightweight, rugged boots that can be submerged completely underwater, and then pull one's foot out and all the water drain. They have a rubber insole. They do not feel soggy. Your socks will get wet, but they do not hold water. If you are use to gel insoles, then you may consider them uncomfortable compared to your other boots. If you understand that these are lightweight boots that can be warn in warmer weather, and stand up to water, then you get the picture. These are not made to be have super, soft insoles. They are made to be outdoors in. For that reason I got them, and they work great. These are amazing boots. If you are looking for one's that keep water out, these are not them. If you are looking for a boot that works in almost any terrain and environment (other than snow or winter climate) then these are the boots for you.