I've purchased Magnum boots before and I've always been pleased with the comfort and fit initially. If I have an issue with their products it's that the lower part of the boot separates from the upper, like the glue they use isn't that good. It doesn't happen right away, but it's something I've never experienced with other boots, like Timberland. I would think that boots that are intended for military users would last longer. I'm just wearing them to work. Otherwise they're great boots.