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Good for an all round working day
on 25 September 2014
I bought these boots as I work in a very large warehouse which requires me to wear safety boots as a matter of course.
Initially, I have to confess, like all safety boots I have ever worn, they take a bit of bedding in, particularly around the toe-cap area where the crease by your toes can bite a little (This is from the leather however, not the caps themselves). The soles have been comfortable from day one and, after several months of wear, show no sign of becoming less so.
I walk somewhere in the region of about 6-12 miles a day around a big warehouse and regularly have to submit to 'airport-style' security involving metal detectors. These boots have never caused me any issues within this working environment and because of the non-metallic toecaps I don't have to keep taking them on and off for the security checks.
I have taken them off-roading as well, walking up some tough, grass covered slopes and rocky ground. No problems at all as they support in all areas you'd hope they would and stand up to all terrain.
Another thing I'll mention is laces never slip. Like I mentioned, I walk miles and miles every day and I have never had to do them up apart from when I put them on first thing in the morning.
Lastly, I left something in my car and found myself running back to retrieve it (it was raining of course!) and the boots surprised me at how light they were and felt as if I had a pair of trainers on, albeit feeling somewhat more substantial. Unlike the usual boots I have worn in the past they don't clomp noisily on the ground either but again, sound more like trainers. Obviously I won't be wearing them when I go jogging or anything but they did really surprise me at their performance. Nice grip even in the wet too!