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Very uncomfortable, narrow
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 June 2021
Without a doubt these are the most uncomfortable boots I've ever had!
I bought them to replace a 7yr old pair of CAT SB boots which were falling apart and survived a lot of abuse and walking in foul weather.
These old boots were comfy from the start but the soles were starting to split and had come away from the uppers.
New boots arrived fast, the first thing I noticed was the creasing in the leather which made it look as tho it had already been walked in. Either second hand or they bend them about in the factory.
It has stitching at the front of the sole, not quite sure how long that will take to wear through?
Putting them on they felt narrow. They were marked the same as the old SB, size 11 wide.
The padding around the ankle is really tough and rubs like mad on the skin, despite trying two pairs of socks, (CAT heavy duty socks which are thinner than paper, avoid...)
Walking for 25 minutes was agony on the ankles being rubbed by the padding.
Driving the car was ok but difficult to bend my feet.
Getting out the car I had a pain in my left foot and limped up the road...
Hopefully they will soften up so I can bend around in them and walk pain free.
Until that day, I'll be in agony...
Updated after two months of occasional use -
Luckily they have softened up, took many hours of wearing and short walks, they were stiff!
Still very narrow compared with my last pair of CATs.
Walking through brambles has easily scratched and marked the leather in many places, some quite deep.
Polished after every use to cover up the bramble scratches so hopefully they'll last...