Overall, this is a nice shoe, not a great one. I really wish it had padding at the top where it meets my anke, as the leaher edge tends to kind of chaff against my skin through my sock.
However, overall, it's pretty comfortable, and hasn't taken too long to break in (< 2 weeks). Sole seems to be good at griping and not sliding around, which I would expect froma a synthetic sole.
It does seem to be a bit large in size, as there is more room than usual at the tip of the shoe from the end of my big toe, more than I'd uaually exect. But, my feet don't slide front to back, so I'm assuming that's from the more pointed toe on the shoe. Overall, a pretty good fit.
I was a bit disappointed in the color. I wasn't expecting it to be multi-tone dark brown (distressed brown, or whatever the actual term is), as the picture definitely didn't show it that way. However, I've gotten used to it and it's fine. Just now what I was expecting.
I've only been wearing them about 4 weeks now, so any statement about longevity would be pure conjecture on my part. They seem to be well made, and it they are as good as my other Bostonina halfboots, they wiill last me several years. That's what I expect out of a good pair of shoes.