I have long coveted a pair of Doc Martens, and in need of new pair of boots I decided that now was the time to get some. I particularly like these Chukka boots as they have all the features that Docs are famous for (air cushion sole, good quality leather, chemical resistant etc,) but unlike the traditional variety they don't look like skinhead boots. A nice compromise for me.
Look - The leather looks great, a matt black and a well worn look to it. Really stylish.
Fit - I am usually a size 11 with a wide fitting, and have had trouble in the past with 11s that are not wide enough, s I require a 12. No such problems here, the 11 is exceedingly roomy with a decent wide fit.
Comfort - It's not many shoes that are so comfortable I can take them out of the box and walk three miles with out carving up my heels. But these are exceptionally comfortable, and have required no breaking in at all. I walk 2-3 miles to work every morning (and the same home at night) and have had no troubles at all. Being more of a shoe style they don't provide as much support around the ankle as the traditional boot, but that's OK. They are one of the best pairs I have had in terms of comfort.
Durability - I work in a chemistry lab and have troubles with shoes essentially just dissolving with the chemicals around the place. No such trouble with these babies, they seem exceedingly durable.
In all honesty I cannot find a criticism for these shoes. For me they are perfect and just what I was looking for. 5 stars.