Very comfortable... not so durable in the long run.

Reviewed by madtown from Wisconsin on Monday, April 8, 2013
These boots are extremely comfortable right out of the box. Don't need a long break in time like some heavier duty hiking boots. The leather is nice and so far has held up pretty well. I can say I was caught in a couple of pretty good rain storms in these boots and they were no where near what I expected as waterproof. My feet were soaked by the time I walked the dogs home. Not like I was fully submerged in water either. I am not so concerned with the waterproofness as the soft soles. I have had these boots for almost 2 winters. I wear them almost daily but only for an hour or two out on our walks around town. The soles absorb water and wear fast. If it weren't for a great deal at STP I would be very unhappy. Thankfully they can be resoled with some better soles and will hopefully last a long time. I sure wouldn't want to pay retail for these and have to resole them a year later. I expect better from a company like The North Face.
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