Verified Buyer Reviewed by STP Fan from Pocono Mts, PA on Friday, January 22, 2016
These are very well made boots, and maybe deserve 5 stars. But I don't like them as much as another pair of Lucchese I got from STP. Those fit my nominal size, but I could only use the thinnest of socks. I ordered up one half size for these, and that was the right choice. The black is not a true black, more dark grey. Not a bad thing, but something to note. Would probably become full black if polished. The upper side of the sole is not dyed, which I guess someone thought was a nice design touch. I did not, and dyed it black. The leather is pretty dry. I put Neatsfoot oil on them, pretty heavy, three times, and it is still kind of dry. The colored threads did not change color from the oil. Probable a poly thread, to remain color fast. The sole feels very comfortable inside - well shaped, no disturbing bumps. The shaft is not as soft as the other Lucchese pair I have, and will take a little break in, or higher boot socks to be more comfortable. But I think that is because the others are extra soft, not that these are extra stiff. Still, I recommend these as very well made boots. Just go up one half size, to have room for normal thickness socks.