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Not for walking or standing!
on January 29, 2015
These boots are very well made although I don't know how they will hold up as I returned them after wearing them a day. One of the main reasons I bought them were for the EE wide size and also made in America. Couldn't find any Harley boots wider than a D that were made in America. These are riding boots, I get that, and if you only use them for riding they are fine. Easy enough to get on and off and as I said appear to be very well made. Now the things I didn't like about them. They are heavy and even with the straps cinched up, my heels would ride up on every step causing me to drag the heels like some kids do when they have shoes that are too big. There is no padding for the insole and heel so it feels like you are clomping on hard concrete. OK, I get that these ARE RIDING BOOTS! But you have to do some walking at some time during your rides, at least I do. So I figured I would give them a chance and see if they would start to break in and become more comfortable for at least short walks. Took them down to the big box store to pick up some medications for my dogs. Parked fairly close, short walk to pharmacy, waited in line for 5 mins,
walked back to truck. My feet actually hurt and my left sock was all the way past my heel headed to the steel toe with the right sock not far behind! 4 stars for quality construction, probably 5 stars for riding comfort, but 0 stars for walking! Thus the two star rating. Thanks Amazon, for Prime and easy returns. I try to buy made in America but will not sacrifice my feet for that. Will try a lace up, side zipper Bates next!