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I'd call them perfect if I hadn't got a blister. Otherwise nice!
on February 24, 2015
I am mostly in love with these shoes....Mostly....I feel I should start with a wee bit of warning before going on to what I like.
After the second day of wearing them I got a blister sore on my toe from the right shoe.
The thing is...I am ok with that because the day I got the blister I was doing more vigorous walking over long distances on cement flooring than I will usually be doing. We had to catch a flight and were running a bit late so we were doing that annoying half run/walk across the airport to get to our gate. By the end of the day I had a blister on my toe.
It's from where the shoe flexed as I stepped and because of the thin breathable mesh over the toe the leather bit just below the laces would press down in to my toe. Now in all fairness I was wearing quite thin socks, when I wore thicker socks I didn't feel it as much.
Everything else I LOVE. And when walking more normally it's not noticable. I thought it funny it only happened on my right foot...anyways just be aware that's a possibility.
What I love:
The foot bed, it's fairly flat, yaaaaaaaay! I don't care for pronounced arch support, I don't need it it and it usually makes a shoe uncomfortable. This foot bed was just right!
The shoe feels lightweight but with the substantial grippy soles I felt quite protected.
We live in the desert and even stepping out in the yard is a hazard of sharp rocks and thorns.
Another note I just remembered, it rained very lightly the other morning and I was a little surprised at how slippy the soles felt on the linoleum in the house....I don't know if that was a fluke but until I Know for sure I'll be careful on wet floors.
I wanted these shoes so I'd have something substantial enough for desert walking, rocky trails, cactus prickle strewn paths as well as every day wear. These will do the trick I think.
I'll be sure to wear thick socks for longer hikes or any time I'll be doing the crazy airport quick walk.
The price was great too.
Oh and I don't think should matter but I'm a female and purchased the men's woodburn shoe because the women's version had too narrow of a toe box area. I don't think that would make any big difference in regards to getting blisters etc, after all a foot is a foot. The fit feels right.
I'll be using these shoes as every day casual sneaker like wear.
I'll do a long term use update in the future. Hopefully I'll be able to report that the blister was a fluke.