Hate these boots. They are very stiff around the top but they stop a couple inches above the ankle, so every time you bend your ankle they dig into your leg. I have never worn a pair of boots where the back of the heel is so hard. Almost immediately gave me a blister. I have spent 6 years in the army, 2 years working at a military academy, and 3 years as a security guard; so I have worn numerous different boots and have never worn something so bad. Worst part; I wore them for 2 days to see if I could make them work and since I did I am unable to return them.
I have had these boots for three days. They are very light and comfortable. They need zero break in time and are true to size.
I have worn these boots for two days now. They are very comfortable. They are true to size and do not require a break in period. I have one strange problem though. On my first day one of the boots developed a loud squeak while I walk. Today both boots squeak.
Built like a true 5.11 item. Foot feels completely protected, tons of support for long days on your feet. Very comfortable. I have both black and coyote. After I broke my foot sparring, and because of a pinched sciatic nerve, I needed something that could help with the "daily disconmfort." This boot has done just that. Love them. You won't regret it. Only thing I would do different are the shoe laces. Took about full days to "break in." Pretty user friendly.