I had these boots issued to me and wore them for a year before taking them to Air Assault school where I beat on them every day. I still wear them 6 months later. If you want a tough boot that's easy to break in, these are it.
Eh So So
I agree they were very comfortable right out of the box. I am blister prone but did not get even one. I wore them approximately 5 hours total and the GORTEX tore away from where it is stitched near the laces. BOTH BOOTS in 5 hours!!!
These boots have all the same features as the Belleville 790 Temperate weather plus a steel toe. I have been in snow banks up to my chest and still had dry feet. They needed very little breaking in right out of the box. My only complaint is when I speedlace the boot the comfort collar gets folded over. But all in all a great boot especially for water and snow.
- February 25, 2008
I had these issued, I'm a fan. They were comfortable right out of the box. Put several miles on them and only received a few blisters. So far after six months they seem to be pretty durable.