Reviewed by Trailhead from Whitehouse, OH on Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Great looking boot and appears to be very well constructed. Heal support and cushion good, wish had a little more at ball of feet. Felt very comfortable, lite, and a little rocker to them to put spring in step. However, after wearing for a couple hours I had a sore spot in front from laces wear my ankle angles and turn into my foot. Seems the boot structure and lacing could have been modified to miss the spot right where your tendons and muscle flex, extra tongue padding starts just above that spot.
I am trying modifying by forgoing cross lacing and lacing the last two eyelets together, then extra lacing to wrap around boot ankle and tie off. A little ankle sore spot there since tying tight, but think in long run may be more comfortable and provide better ankle support.
PS: I bot 1/2 size up and seem good fitting with medium thickness merino hiking sock, would rather add another insole if loosen up later. Think smaller would have been too tight.
Best Uses: Fallwinter wear, Hiking, Will put to test to see