Good but some things are wonky
I bought these after a botched re-sole of my old Frye harness boots. I liked the fact that the calf is much narrower than the Fryes, I always felt sloppy in those. These are pretty comfortable as well, and they are lighter than the Fryes, which were not great for being out walking all day at that weight.
On the downside:
1. There is something weird about the heel in that a support somewhere doesn't seem to extend all the way out. If you were to imagine cutting the heel in half on the diagonal, the outermost half is missing the support. What this means as far as feel and walking is that you have to really step harder to move forward because as you take a step, your heel needs to go further to the ground to make good contact. It's very weird because if you set the boots on a flat surface, the sole appears to make contact with the surface all the way across. However if you are wearing them and really connect your heel to the ground, you will see that your toe is now an inch off the ground. Very, very bizarre.
2. The right boot came much more distressed and wonky looking than the left. The left boot was nice and straight all the way up, the stovepipe look I was hoping for, but the right one was already semi-collapsed in the way my Fryes were after a year or so of wear. I assumed it was a fluke and so I ordered a second pair in the same size and color, and they arrrived with the same exact issue.
The second pair also had the heel thing, so I think it's intentional, though I'm not at all clear what the point is.
Lastly, these boots leave dark black streaks on some hardwood floors. I can't wear them to work. The streaks come up with very little effort (a soft cloth), but still, I don't necessarily want to walk around with one.
These are fairly comfortable for walking around in, they are lightweight and fit my calf. However, I am only satisfied with them because I paid the discounted pricing here including a promotional discount. At regular retail price they would have gone back, no question.