Uncomfortable toe box

Reviewed by PaulPaul from Kentucky on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
I've put a lot of miles on these boots to give them a fair shake, and they have some pros and cons. First, though, I'll mention that mine are NOT waterproof. I assume this is a defect and not typical, so it is only a minor consideration in my two-star rating (they leak at the toes on both boots, so it's not a matter of water coming in over the tongue)

The sole is sticky and comfortable for light hiking and paved/groomed trails. It's almost as soft as a trail-running sole, so if you have to hike a rocky/knobby/root-filled trail, don't put these on. I knew this would probably be the case, but I tried a tough trail anyway and my feet were aching after only a few miles. But, these are light hikers so use them as intended and the sole and cushion should be fine.

My real issue is the way the leather is folded under the rubber toe cap. It doesn't let the leather bend naturally and created some pressure points on my toes. This is not a size issue; it's a sloppy construction and design issue. It is significantly worse in one of the shoes than the other. I thought they would break in and the pressure point would go away, but it's still there.

Due to the leak I will be seeking to return these, but I would have returned them anyway due to the odd fit at the toes.
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