Beauty without function

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Chris from Bozeman, MT on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
If you're anything like me, making a product deserving of this title is darn near a sin. Boot looks great on the shelf and seems to have high quality materials, but fails in its actual intended use. I would assume the only reason to add a zipper on the side is so you can slide your foot in and out without having to do the laces every time. However, the zipper only gets you a 1" gusset at the top, and almost no extra room anywhere near the ankle and footbed. This makes it practically impossible to wrench the boot onto your foot (as a ski patroller I know my way around tight, uncomfortable footwear), and the time lost in the process is not only really frustrating, but far exceeds that of just tying up a shoe. If you leave the laces loose enough that you can actually get it on with any amount of ease, your foot is flopping around inside (not great in ice and snow) and the leather just kind of slumps and looks really shoddy.

Doesn't meet my needs for an easy-on snow boot with a functional fit, so it will sadly have to be returned.
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