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Fantastic boots, as good as I remember them
on 21 March 2017
I am someone who has been regularly turning my ankle over since a fall back in November 2016. Since then I've got various casts and wobble boards to help strengthen the ankle, but in shoes there is always the susceptibility to another turn. because of this I decided I needed more boots that cover the ankle as walking is one of the pastimes I really enjoy and use to supplement other exercises. As part of this I decided my 24 year old 10 eye DMs were in need of another pair to share some load and so i bought these. Some of the reviews seemed to indicate the quality was lower these days as they aren't all made in england. Lots of stuff isn't made in England nowadays and is fine. These boots fall into that category. The leather was gorgeous on arrival, and the colour was as I remember and very obviously new as it bore no cracks or scuffs. The boots themselves gave me an immediate nostalgia shot back to the 70s and 80s when I was never without a pair for those less formal occasions like football or general nights out.
I have been wearing these indoors and outdoors since arrival and they are stiff enough to need breaking in, but these days I find that quite reassuring...much like an album that requires several listens to get into, but then remains with you for life. The fit is so good that even the breaking in process has been no more than a bit uncomfortable around the upper ankle and instep areas, but as each day goes by that lessens and the sheer warmth and comfort grows every step. as I say, I love my walking and have my Karrimor boots for beaches, bridlepaths and rougher terrain, but for cities of cobbles (Prague/Rome etc) and pavements such as an upcoming visit to York, then I think these will be perfect for the comfort the bouncing airwair soles provide. A great product, that looks great and a very good price on Amazon.