The zipper was nice, but the top edge of the boot had no padding and was very stiff. I doubt it would change even after the break-in period. I returned it, then you get to see the shipping charges charged to you for returns. Better and cheaper to shop at a store for your shoes.
These are beautiful boots and I love the design and look of them, but they are not quite as comfortable for me. They look very rugged and nice when I was searching far and wide for a new replacement pair for my Ridge Footwear Men's Dura-Max Desert Zipper Work Boot. I was hoping these Desert Storm Work Boots would be my new favorite pair and they came close. I wish they were more slip resistant, especially on wet asphalt driveways/roadways. I've been wearing these on and off for about 2.5 months now and I wish these had more padding especially around the ankles. They scruff pretty easily and are definitely not water resistant. I found the zipper to not zip up as smoothly and easily as my last pair but having boots with zippers outweigh this minor problem. It's hard to go back to non-zipper boots once you wear one of these because they're just so convenient to put on and take off! Overall, I would recommend these boots because they look nice, are sturdy, and well-made. They are a bit stiff but do serve their purpose and perhaps with time, will feel more comfortable. I give these boots a 4.2/5.0. - 12/22/2016.
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