6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
feel every bump,
This review is from: Hi-Tec Men's Auckland WP Hiking Shoe (Apparel)
These shoes have a "feature" that whilst the sole is rigid at the heel end, it is flexible under the ball of the foot. According to another review elsewhere, it is intended to allow your foot to flex more naturally. Fine in principle, but in practice this means that you feel through it every bump, every twig, every stone, which makes them thoroughly uncomfortable. I bought these shoes as a lightweight alternative to my walking boots, but frankly I'll have to keep them for use in town, not for the country walks that they were intended for.