Great if low lacing doesn't give you issues

Reviewed by Pete from Central PA on Tuesday, February 3, 2015
I really wanted to keep these and put many years on them. But on just one shoe, right foot, the edge of the leather between outer lacing loops 2 and 3 began to break in downwards, impinging on my toes. Indoor walking left me wincing with each right step by the end of the day, so I can't imagine if I'd gone hiking.... No lacing adjustments or custom patches helped the painful break-in pattern after it started, but left foot had a more mixed up/down break-in pattern and was fine. Otherwise high build-quality really shows, though the sole felt like overkill when just worn indoors. I agree with other reviewers that replacement insoles would complete the package for all-around use. Usually wear 10 or 10-1/2, and though the smaller size 10 fit like a good leather glove, I wonder if I'd have the same issue if I'd have gone 1/2 size up. Great return policy with STP eased my pain in giving up on these.
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