went and had the boots fitted at cotswold Preston store, very helpful and was advised that this is 'a high end boot for a low price'. I did not say I had a budget to stick to, however after feeling how comfortable they were and hearing how the staff member had tested the boot to the limit I bought them. The boots are very comfortable, which is why I gave 1 star but after owning the boots for 6 months they were leaving my feet wet. I wear them for about 2 hours about 5 times a week to walk the dog and have waxed them every week so this should not happen. Also the soles were showing significant wear, not what you would expect from a vibram sole after just six months. The staff at my local store were very keen for us to leave a review. I am glad I waited, I feel a lot of people review boots before putting them through the paces. Another problem is replacing laces, the boots seem to shred laces, I went through 5 pairs of laces in six months in the boots!!