Will wear them for years.

Reviewed by Perkulator from Kansas on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
I've had my eye on these boots for a few months and finally took the plunge and ordered a size 8. I normally wear a 7.5 in athletic shoes and like to have some extra room for heavy socks in my hiking boots. The 8's were too big and I exchanged them for a 7.5 which fit perfect. There's plenty of room for heavy socks and foot swelling. To date I have worn them on 2 4-mile hikes and there was little to no break-in needed. The leather does squeak a little bit, but less noise each time I wear them.
I work an event where I walk 6-10 miles a day for 4 days on concrete. The Tahoe boots keep my feet comfortable and surprisingly they weren't too hot in 85 degree weather.
I'm impressed with the craftsmanship and was worried about the weight of the boots, but they do not feel heavy. There is not much cushion in the insole, as some other reviewers have said, but the sole is sturdy and therefore not much padding/cushion is needed.
I debated about using a leather softener, but based on research, decided it was best to not use any. And there is no need for it. The boots are comfortable as is.
Oh, and they look great! Many synthetic hiking shoes have wacky colors and I really wanted a classic leather hiking boot that could be worn for other occasions.
P.S. Thank you to the STP community! I posted my concern about the weight of these boots and had immediate response.
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