Reviewed by Tom - 15th Feb, 2020 Quality boots - painful to wear These boots are really good quality, built and feels is solid. However, for me, they create a serious pain across the ball of your feet. I've been to the store and confirmed size is correct. I'm a long time hiker and long distance walker, and have never experienced this pain with any other boots. I read on a hiking site that "the flex point is too far back" in the soles - maybe that is the cause. Really liked the look and feel of these boots, and have put in over 100 miles to try and "break them in", but with the same painful result each time. Your experience may vary.