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Really comfortable, but not very waterproof
on 3 November 2014
I bought these two years ago or so, and use them most days to walk my dog - naturally in a variety of weather conditions. Sadly after a few weeks one developed a small 'leak' around the upper big toe area, this has got progressively worse and now they are both pretty ropey with regards to keeping out the wet - soggy socks are now a constant. I have regularly applied dubbing (which was odd at first as the black is nubuck and the dubbing compromised the finish by making it shiny), which helped a bit but they seem beyond salvation now and only suitable for dry days. Shame as they've lasted well in other ways (except the ringlets do chew up laces quite badly) but it all felt a bit disappointing from the start
I suspect it may be because they only come in full sizes, and the 9 s I have, where I wear an 8.5 normally, mean the upper flexes more than it ideally should and the resultant cracks develop quickly and let in the wet
I'm looking keenly for walking shoes with a better review rating but it does seem to be a problem with every make...