Preliminary Thoughts

Reviewed by Sam Pajanna from Upstate NY on Thursday, December 14, 2017
These are some old school hikers like they used to make in the 70s. I bought them after reading reviews here and upon initial inspection they do not disappoint. The leather is heavy and tough as nails. They are built like a brick s-house. I am a sucker for overbuilt boots and I've owned Whites, Wescos, Red Wings etc. These measure up to any of these brands in quality. When I first put them on I was a bit alarmed by how stiff they are. As others have mentioned, they require some commitment. Still though, after wearing them for only 3 days, they have eased up quite a bit, and I've been able to take a couple mile long walks with no real issues. They aren't exactly comfy yet, but I can tell that they will be after a bit of wear, and they look great. Given how cheap they are I immediately ordered another pair to stick in my closet for whenever these wear out: try finding boots like this, almost nobody makes them anymore aside from small craftspeople who charge what they need to, upwards of $800...This is a vanishing breed. If you can get them, get them while you can.
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