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on September 11, 2015
I wish I could say I love these shoes. The looks are fantastic, reminds me of mountaineering boots / oldschool hiking style. The materials seem decent, the outsole grips nicely. They really just look amazing. But that's where it ends.
This shoe has one major flaw. It's the padding around the toe box. I'm sure you have read the many negative comments by now, talking about the width of the toe box and how narrow it is. My feet are by no means big or wide, I wear one of the smallest sizes and having ordered the wide width shoe, I'm barely scraping by. I tried 3 different sizes with this shoe. The wide model just ups the size of the overall shoe, the toe box seems maybe only slightly larger, if at all. I wonder who this shoe is designed for? Children with large feet? However, I figured out it's not so much the width of the toe box as everybody says, it's the padding. There is some sort of sewn in cloth lip around the edges of the toe box. I get the idea behind it- you wouldn't want to feel the actual steel toe digging into your feet, I get it. But the "lip" is not padded. No, that would feel great. They have cheaped out and thrown in literally just that- a cloth lip. The material is sharp. It feels bunched up. It presses and rubs HARD on the side of your toes on either side of the shoe. It's as if you left a piece of the stuffing paper from the store. It also essentially decreases the width of the toe box. It's stupid.
The quality is nothing to write home about. They are cheaply thrown together. Things like ripped threads, spots of glue here and there. Somebody also sewed in the wrong size tag, which was then "fixed" by gluing on the right one. Little things. For the price, they should be made at least a little better than that. These are not office flats. They are work boots, the whole idea behind product as such is comfort and durability.