Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mountain Maiden from Hesperus, CO on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
These are nice boots. I wore them in the house to see how they felt for a while and I forgot I had new boots on. I like that they make my feet look small. I've only had the chance for one outdoor use, but other than being a little tight around the ankle, they seem fine (which is actually a huge compliment because I reject most boots for one reason or another). I have a 1-1/2 year-old pair of another brand and got these to give my feet a break during extended periods on my feet. The main issues I have are (1) the laces are extremely thin for boots of this nature and will probably have to be replaced fairly soon and (2) there are only two sets of lace hooks so you have to tug and pull the boots open to get them on and off. I wear orthotics so I cannot comment on the arch support. I also can't comment on the waterproofness - generally I find that high quality, leather lined boots are waterproof for a year or more without treatment. My experience with waterproof membranes has been poor and I usually think the membrane substitutes for quality construction - that remains to be seen in this case.