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This review is from: Thorogood Men's Composite Safety Toe Gen Flex 804-4445 6-Inch Work Boot (Shoes)
I have been in the oilfields for nearly thirty years, I have worn anything from Wal-Mart cheapies through high end Red Wings, these boots rival anything I have had on my feet. I wore them for 13 hours the first day, my feet weren't tired and when I had the chance to sit they felt as though I didn't have boots on. As for me they run true to size. Also I'm a big boy (340 lbs.) I didn't gain any blisters from the first day and my feet are not sore at all. I would suggest these boots to anyone in a rough environment; they also look good if you wanted them for everyday wear. I will follow-up in a few months as to their durability in the patch.
I've been wearing these for a couple of weeks now and I must admit they are the most comfortable boots I have ever had at this point, there was no break in period, they have been comfortable sice day one! I have treated them with "Leather Honey" that I also purchased here on Amazon. It too is a great product...
More than a month later, working in the oilfields, long rough days and my feet stay protected and continually comfortable. These are hands down the best boots I have ever owned. I would recommend them to anyone for any purpose.
UPDATE: September 28, 2012 I will buy another pair of these when the time comes. There have been days I have been in my boots well over 24 hrs and my feet may be tired, but they are not sore, nor are they sore the next day. I would prefer to wear these over any tennis shoe... Better than My Red Wings, Lacrosse, and Wolverines.
Update: May 29, 2013 I will buy another pair of these, the pair I have now are just over a year old, they have started to fail in a few spots, one of the black inserts near the toe has broke free on one seam, one lug on a heel nearest the arch has torn (material failure), the small insole identifying piece just came off today. On the positive side the boots overall have stood up well in the oilfield. The leather has held up well the laces lasted all year. They have remained comfortable all year long... by far my first choice of which shoe to wear be it work, play or casual. Overall I would give these boots a five star rating.