From a monster on boots...AWESOME!
Havoc 7-Inch Moc Toe Review:
Look, I like some good-looking landing-gear, as much as the next person but, at 6'3'' and 265 pounds of the most active 50 year old you will meet, I desperately needed a boot that would at least not split and/or come apart at the pivot like EVERY shoe I ever wear does, and if wearing off-road they will likely fail inside of the first 6 months, and so sewn soles are an absolute must for me, but even though, I have spent literally thousands of dollars over the years trying to find a shoe that could hold up to me. Sometimes even found myself angry thinking of how we humans have achieved so much in this world, yet no one could build a comfortable and lasting boot for my foot and activites. In the past ten years, I had given completely up on the idea of, "Style"...for Pete's sake, give me a boot that looks like a homely brick, so long as it lasted more than a season of hunting. Been 2 years now, and I wear these things welding the custom trailers I build, hiking with the wife, hunting whitetail deer in the fall, turkey in the spring, riding ATVs and UTVs in the Hatfield & McCoy trails twice a year, and ALL year here in central Indiana, and it occurred to me this morning as I slipped them on to go till the garden, there is still not a single thread that has come loose, not a single split in the leather, the Gortex liner is still exactly in the condition it was when I purchased these, still the same strings, and have wore the the outsoles smooth. I can still walk through a creek and submerge them to the ankle...do it regular, without a single leak! I have not treated these things even once! This my friends, is an amazing boot! Comfort?...better than anything but my crocks, but I'm diabetic, so my feet hurt constantly no matter what, so I may not be the best judge of that one...my feet hurt even in bed. Style?...looked great with jeans for about the first week. Thats how long it took me to give them their first coating in mud, and have not been washed off since, so not likely to wear these to dinner, no how. Long and short of it is, I needed a boot that flat worked, and didn't give a hoot about style, and I got WAAAAY more than I had left hope for. So I just ponied-up for another pair this morning, which I won't strap on but once to check for defects, and then I will park them until these other ones finally fail. Hard to say how many more seasons that could be? But I've noticed in life nothing is great enough for a company to not discontinue, and I don't want to be left searching years for the next great boot...not when I already know where one is. Buy them...worth every single penny and more!