Best Boots I've owned so far

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jake from Milwaukee on Sunday, January 1, 2017
After much research I settled on these boots. My last pair of boots were North Face sneaker boots that the sole fell apart on me within the year. So I decided I needed to up my boot game to something that would last and work for daily use and hiking year round. These boots appear to completely fit the bill so far.

I wear a size 12 typically, and these boots fit me perfectly. The are comfortable with just enough room to spare in the toebox to completely wiggle my toes with a pair of smartwool light hikers. They have enough room to wear a thick boot sock over that as well and not feel too cramped. Despite warnings about a long break in time these felt pretty great from the start for me. The only thing that took some time was the ankle/tongue to get a little flex. The arch support is great, but I suspect that an insert would give these the ultimate comfort. They are just fine without it, though.

As far as function, they are surprising light and do not seem to add extra fatigue to my back after all day wear. This is after wearing very light boots for daily wear and hiking, and this transition was pretty painless. They have been waterproof with just the factory treatment thus far, but I have not put them through the ringer yet. I plan to treat them with some obenauf's after they get some wear.

Overall, these are excellent boots (especially for the price). The look is great, and the quality is evident immediately after unboxing, It is refreshing to find some old school craftmanship and looks, especially with the trend of overly busy and technical aesthetics that boots are trending towards these days.

I have only had these for two weeks, but so far I have never been happier. I expect these to last a long time.
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