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Great Boots With A Fatal Flaw
on October 10, 2013
Before purchasing, I read through all of the other reviews. Many mentioned that the sole of these boots tends to split near the ball of the foot. Nevertheless, the reviews didn't concern me, as my line of work is less demanding on footwear than the typical user's (mostly walking around on hard cement/gravel surfaces). I was disappointed, but not surprised, when I noticed a small split forming on the sole of the right boot after two and a half months on the job. As it grew, it was soon joined by a near mirror-image split on the left boot.
On the next rainy day, I noticed that the splits were deep enough to let water through.
Other than that, the boots are constructed very well. I have no doubts as to durability of the materials and stitching used in the upper portion of the boot. The leather breaks in nicely yet remains tough, the stitches are well placed and tight, and the mesh lining goes a long way towards ensuring your feet don't get too hot.
Sadly though, the sole design is so poor that it cripples the product entirely.