I bought these boots in 2007 and am just now replacing them and only because my dog chewed one up. They were still perfect in every way, super comfortable for 10+ hours with superior instep support. I never had to use inserts, they just conformed to my feet. There are others out there that I'm sure are great, but for the price I see no reason to pay more when these are proven to be what I need.
These boots have it all for a security officer who used to go through three pairs of shoes a year. They are ideal for long hours of foot patrol. In fact, I find myself wearing them when I'm off duty as well. They are comfortable out of the box with the extra bonus that they fit my orthotics well. They are light enough for everyday wear and once you get them tied to your satisfaction, the side zip makes it easy to keep there. They provide excellent support for my ankles and are warm in winter and cool in summer with a very durable sole. So why only four stars? Because in the chill of a Canadian winter, the durable soles of these boots harden and you will slip and slide all over the place. I've nearly hit the ground more than once this winter, starting when it was only just around the freezing mark. I work primarily indoors but must conduct perimeter patrols in -10C and lower temperatures. I realize there aren't many boots that will help on ice or packed snow but I really watch my step now when re-entering buildings with smooth flooring after one too many slip scares.
Used these during police academy. Wish I would have had them 30 year ago when I worked as a firemedic! Now usintng them as a Mounted Reserve Sheriff. Love them! More comfy than cowboy boots in the saddle.
Super uncomfortable boots. They make my feet hurt. Had them for a month and a half , I though I would get used to them by now,but NO. Had to get shoe insole to make them tolerable and they bend an awkward manner they budder your feet. If I could return them I would.
I wear them every work day and I do a lot of walking. My feet feel amazing and I feel as though I could walk all day if I had to. My pair before this one lasted three years! I love them.
These were a gift for my daughter. She liked the way mine looked, so she wanted a pair. She really likes them,
Best side zip boots EVER!
I've been wearing various boots in the military for 13 yrs and these are the best I have ever had. I got these specifically for 4 months of Officer Candidate school training during the winter and they were exceptional! They require zero break in period and keep your feet warm all day long in outside winter tempatures. They also provide great arch support and the zipper is perfect for putting them on quickly. I don not usually write reviews on items but I cannot express how impressed I am with these. Worth every penny.
I'm not an officer or anything like that, but saw how well my husband's boots held up to his patrols on his site and decided that I wanted to try them out myself. I have back issues so I was a bit worried since I had never wore boots because of this, instead these were very comfortable and I wear them everyday. They have helped with a lot of my back pain and are very light so they don't pull on me as I walk. I was scared of the cost at first but if I had known I would have gotten so much out of them I would have ordered them a long time ago.
This turned out to be the most uncomfortale boot I have tried to date. In the past I have used SWAT brand half zipper and Rockies. This shoe gave me blisters after wearing them for a half day. I had to take them off anfter 4 hour as I coud not walk. THE SWAT and Rockie boot did not feel this way when I first purchased them.