These boots replaced my heavily used Blackhawks that were falling apart after 8 months of heavy use. So far, I'm impressed with these boots after 2 weeks. They're put together well, with double and triple stiching in key areas and they just feel solid. The Gore-Tex still allows for cooling so i don't have problems with my feet sweating in these boots. I expect them to last a while.
Excellent boots. I'm glad I stuck with the Belleville brand. I will warn you that they do run large. I normally wear a 10.5 and had to go with a 10 in these. Width is normal. Break in was minimal and they do feel like a running shoe with a bouncy sole. Great for Afghanistan.
I bought these 790s for my first assignment flying C141s out of Ramstein AFB, Germany. I needed something insulated and waterproof because of the weather out here. So far, these have been great flight boots compared to the pair issued to me in UPT. I always have cold and sweaty feet and the gore tex keeps them pretty dry and warm when paired with wool socks. Nice to find a pair of good quality boots made in America.