Top positive review
Nice boots, light, comfortable and stylish
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 June 2019
Not having bought footwear online before, I was naturally worried these boots might not fit. In fact, they fit very well and are surprisingly light and comfortable. They also look pretty cool. I was a little baffled as to why you'd want to put laces on a pair of boots that also have side zips. In case you're wondering too, the answer is that you can use the laces to adjust the tightness of the boots, giving a more comfortable fit. Although, as said, the boots are light in weight, they seem fairly robust and have good soles with deeply cut tread that should offer good grip on wet surfaces. I've only had them for about a week, so not enough time to judge how hard-wearing they are, but so far I'm delighted with them and look forward to taking them on one of the long hikes I bought them for.
Some weeks later:
The boots worked well for the trip to Norway I bought them for, coping well with the rocky terrain. However, I noticed they were making holes in my socks and then found them making a hole in my left foot. Taking them off, I found two small grommets with tiny grills in the middle to allow air to circulate. Inside of one of them a small but sharp piece of metal was sticking out. Fortunately, I had a metal nail file with me with which I was able to remove the metal shard. The boots are still good, but I've knocked off a star for poor quality control. OK, they're pretty cheap as boots go these days, but cheap doesn't have to mean poor quality, although capitalism seems to dictate that it usually does. Ah well, hopefully capitalism will soon follow Stalinist communism into the dustbin of history, to be replaced by a way of being in the world that relies neither on competition nor coercion, but on humankind's inborn capacity for cooperation. So may it be.