Top positive review
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Love these boots!
on September 3, 2014
I usually wear size 12, and these boots are a perfect fit. I love these boots and I get tons of comments about how great they look. Contrary to some other reviewers, I had no issues with the zipper. No need to oil it.
However, I did have one major issue I haven't seen anyone else mention: I found it impossible to get the straps to fit through the buckles. The straps have rivets and these were not sufficiently compressed by the manufacturer, which effectively made it too thick to fit. I probably struggled with one boot for more than half an hour before realizing that this is not going to work. After using a vise to compress (flatten) the rivets, I was able to thread them through the buckle with reasonable effort. Of course this is a non-issue once it's taken care of, but I wanted to mention this in case someone else runs into this issue figuring my comment might be helpful.
UPDATE: Now I'm a year older and wiser. The other day it suddenly dawned on me that you're not *supposed* to thread the straps through the buckles in nice orderly fashion. With experience, I now realize that doing that makes these boots less edgy - not what most buyers of these boots wants. I need to undo my mistake now. I wish the boots came with a note explaining this though. In hindsight everything's 20/20!