Have been using these boots for 3 months. 10 hour shifts. Run a little big but have orthodocs and fit perfectly with my normal shoe/boot size. The sole is not very thick but is not like a running shoe. Have had Hanwag Alaska's, special forces, original swat side zips and Oakleys. These are closer to an oakley sole but much more substantial and should hold up longer than the year the oakleys lasted. Lacing system and laces are awesome. Downside is the tongue of the boot. It will not sit properly when lacing up and the keen logo at the top of the tongue is stiff and uncomfortable. The sole of the boot has a neutral stance rather than a forward motion. So far a great boot. Tongue and sole brings it down to 4 stars.
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