Wanted to love these - fit was off
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
It's hard to capture the Java color in photos but this is a beautiful boot and color in person. It has enough of a dusty/sandy tone to wear with black but at it's core is a brown. I also love the warm brown details in the heel strap. These are super comfortable - unsurpisinly great soles from a company that makes horseback riding boots and accessories. I sadly had to return them because they were too big and rubbed badly on the heel of my right foot (which is a touch smaller than my left). I am a true size 6 and wear a 6 in regular shoes/boots and a 7 in running shoes. I can't remember the last time a 6 was too big on me, but such was the case here. The waterproofing makes the boots warm, and likely not as breathable as I'd like but I only wore these a couple of times so I can't say for sure (but have had similar experiences with gore-tex and shoes with other waterproofing). If these had fit properly I definitely would have kept them and expect they would have been a favorite!