These shoes feel great. I got them a half size bigger to accommodate thicker socks (although my shoes are so well insulated that I have rarely needed to use my thicker socks). They still fit fairly well with regular socks. They are very comfortable (like a sneaker)but they can trap heat especially with the thicker socks and this can be a problem once you are inside a building. The biggest issue is that they can make your feet sweat and make your shoes stinky. But if your air them out you should be fine. You probably cant wear them all day inside a building though. I just carry a second pair of shoes to wear inside my workplace and that solves this issue. Also I like the traction on the soles they are great for snow, slush or walking inside a building but they can slip on ice. I have had shoes that perform well outside but slip inside my work building. These shoes provide good traction in most situations.
I have to say that these look way better in person. I've used them when going up snowboarding and they kept my feet dry in the slushy parking lot. I also went hiking in slightly muddy conditions and my feet were again dry and the sole provided plenty of traction. If you think you are going to wear thicker/ multiple socks in these for warmth definitely get a half size up. I ordered the correct size and I am pretty limited to normal socks. They do take a little while to break in; these appear to be top grain leather outer. I imagine the full grain version of this boot is more comfortable. These are probably not a replacement for a full on dedicated hiking/ snow boot. All in all though I am very satisfied with my purchase.
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Adidas Blauvelt Boot
by DobeWarDog(Verified Buyer)
Posted on 11/30/2012
Adidas Jake Blauvelt Boot - dark rust/craft canvas/black
I have used Adidas boots throughout my career in law enforcement as well as ouside activities: hiking,approaches to rock and ice climbing areas. I've never had a problem with their boots and don't expect any with the Blauvelt pair. Although I have not been able to use these boots in the previous described activities yet, I have been able to wear them at work and walking my dogs along short trails. At this point I find them to be very comfortable with no problems experienced around the ankles or anywhere else - seem to be a good fit and stable. Great service and price from Tactics.
These arrived yesterday and I went salmon fishing with them today. Was standing at the bank with the water about an inch over the sole for about 10 minutes and didn't even notice it. My feet stayed warm and dry. They are comfy but I noticed my ankles getting a bit sore by the end of the day. I have spent the last few months in slip-ons and flip flops so I'm hoping my feet just need to toughen up a bit. Great looking boots and the styling on them is awesome.