Im not sure why I waited this long to buy these boots.
After my last fishing trip to some fairly rugged terrain, my ankles and knees took a couple of weeks to fully recover leaving me feeling OLD... I am 34.
I bought these boots and took another 3 day fishing trip into the same location and went all 3 days with out any pain or soreness to my ankles or knees. These boots provided support that I'm was used to getting from hockey skates and yet they were flexible where you need it.
With as stiff/supportive as they were out of the box, I was expecting at least a few times out for them to break in, but no joke, from the first step I took they were ready for whatever I'd I could throw at them.
These boots made my previous Chota STL, a pretty good boot I thought, feel like I was wearing a pair of flip-flops.