- All the features you want from a walking boot in a shoe - and so comfortable, out of the box they are good, but once they are broken in they just get more comfortable.
They are very robust and very well made. I've walked about 200 miles in mine now and they still look new.
I wrote this review after I had owned these shoes for a couple of weeks, I would not recommend these shoes for heavy use - see bad points. If you want a shoe for occasional use in the mountains you can't get better.
- Braking zone wears away very quickly.
Splits in the leather develop under the rand on both sides of the shoe.
I walk 70-80 miles per week, after the first month the breaking zone was getting worn.
After the second month the breaking zone was gone and the first split occurred in the leather under the rand in line with the ball of the foot. This appears to be a design flaw. A longer rand would reduce the stress at this point.
After four months the heals are now very smooth and dangerous in wet conditions. The leather has split down the edge of the rand on both sides of both shoes, but is perfect everywhere else, they have now been retired.
I did love the comfort, and I realise I bought the wrong shoes, I replaced them with a pair of Haglofs OXO boots which after a month really do not show any signs of wear
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Published on: 10 December 2015