FWoodwrote a review of Montrail Stratos XCR Hiking Boot - Men's on September 2, 2005
They did stink but that was not a real issue for me. The issue I had was that they didn't fit my foot well. I have narrow bony heels and an average forefoot and this boot lit me up in the heel. The boot that I finally chose is the Garmont Flash II and it still needed several trips to break in.