Having worn out a cheap pair of textile boots, I decided it was time to invest in a good pair of "proper" leather boots. Also,having wasted money on poorly fitting boots in the past, I thought it made sense to get a proper fitting done at Cotswold Outdoor. I had done my research and had picked out a few pairs of boots that I wanted to try on. After taking my measurements and asking a few questions about the types of walks I usually did, the assistant brought these Meindl Torrontos out. I wasn't sure that they felt right at first because I expected, having been measured, that they would feel perfect, right out of the box and they didn't. I tried two or three different makes of boot on and kept coming back to the Torrontos but, whilst they were the best of the selection, they just didn't quite convince me. We then tried different insoles and lacing techniques to make the Torrontos feel better. After much deliberation, I decided to buy them, as the assistant told me he was happy that these were the best boots for the job, as he was confident with his measuring and knowledge of the boots. He then advised me to wear them around the house as often as possible, prior to first use and bring them back if I wasn't happy. I did this every evening for a week and whilst they improved, I still worried that the first hike would be uncomfortable. I needn't have worried. A short time into the walk and I was no longer thinking about my feet. The boots are great! The best thing though, was the confidence that the fitting service of Cotswold Outdoor gave me, to take the boots on that first walk! (Shhhh don't tell them I told you, but they also price match).