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  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had these boots for a little over a week now and so far think that they're just the Cat's Pajamas. While they were a bit stiff at first, they've started to break in nicely. I actually appreciate a break in period with my gear as it's usually a good indicator of a well built product.

Wintertime in my city is definitely rainy and full of puddles, so far these boots have kept me well insulated and dry, we'll see how they hold up throughout the rest of this Winter.

As for fit, they do run a little on the large side, which is a huge plus for me. I technically have "Double Wide or EE" sized shoes and wear either a 12 or 13 most of the time. I have these in a size 12 and can fit a midweight ski sock as well as my freakishly wide feet in these without issue. Like the title says; I have great expectations for these boots.

Update: January 2013

After a good session of NikWax Leather Waterproofer, these boots have held up against rain and snow without any issues.
I especially like the leather "hoops" at the heel so that I can wrap my laces around securely and not have to lace them up all the way to the top grommets.

If I were to buy this product again (which I very well might in the future [I have a tendency to destroy boots]), I would get a different "color" just because the suede siding seems a little thin. Other than that, no complaints here!

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