Native ShoesAP Apex Boot - Men's

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Looks - 5 // Durability - ???

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 11

These boots look amazing. I got them as a new winter boot for around town, but also partly just because of the looks. Upon arrival, they were pretty narrow and much softer on the outside than expected. They did look even better than the pictures too. I tried 10.5 US, which is my normal size, but they were pretty narrow on my forefoot. I got the 11's, and they offer a little more room overall. The material seems soft and very malleable, which makes me question the durability over time. I know the PU upper will take thousands of years to degrade ( if ever), but they seem like they could be quick to fall apart / crack in the areas where there is lots of bending/fatigue.

The picture shows how fast they scuff. It was after one wear. Sigh. The question is, since they are PU (fake) suede/leather, can you buff it out? I haven't found any products online to achieve that yet. The picture also shows how easily one finger can press into it and make an indent.

I will have to update this after some wear and tear to see how they hold up and to comment on smell since they do not breathe.

Looks - 5  // Durability - ???