I'm hesitant to buy shoes without first trying them on. I lucked out with these boots as I think they are really comfortable and much better then the 'flyer approved' sage boots that I've previously owned.
I've owned a pair for over a year now and they've held up rather well. I swapped the plastic rubber insole for wool felt insoles for better comfort and absorption. The size was correct for me while I got 8.5M instead of my usual 8M for some extra toe room. I rarely completely tighten the laces so they aren't as constricting on the leg except when I do some quick hiking on a rough trail sometimes. Otherwise they are able to stay on quit well for stairs, sidewalks, lawns, ...etc. A good quality light spring to fall boot. The eyelets for drainage and ventilation are still intact after over a year too. I'll be ordering my next replacement pair soon as the treads wear down. The rough suede leather is practically maintenance free.
These do run large. Brian at militarybootsdirect.com was very helpful and made my exchange easy.
I've got very sensitive feet and I've suffered from blisters with boots in the past. I've tried thicker socks, inserts, with mixed results. These Belleville are the first boots that I haven't had any foot issues with. Long hikes, hills, are not a problem now. I know different people get different results but I'm sold on these!
These are my second pair of Belleville 600s. I'm still using my first pair but I rotate them to get more life out of them. Overall, very comfortable boots with almost no break in time. Keep in mind that they do run large
I tried these due to a buddy's recommendation. They're a definite upgrade to my USAF issue boots. Overall comfort and quality is a 10 of 10. They seem to be lighter and better built than the made in China boots. The only thing is they get soiled easily but that's because they're suede.
I use these for hiking the Rockies on the weekends. These are much more comfortable than my Merrells on long hikes. They provide excellent ankle support and grip well on rocky surfaces. I use these now while my Merrells sit in my closet. Overall, a great boot without breaking the bank.
I received these 3 days after placing my order. Very happy with build quality and comfort. Glad I decided to try Bellevilles.
Overall a very comfortable boot. I work in an office environment so not to demanding on my boots but these seem to be good quality and are easy to maintain. The only thing is they get dirty easily if rainy or muddy.
These run really large. I wear a size 12 boot and had to exchange these a couple of times before ending up with a size 11. Overall, great boots. Very comfortable, lightweight, and affordable. I definitely recommend these
right off the bat, the quality of the boots is low because they aren't sized right. I wear a 10.5-11 regularly; i wear a 9.5 in these. they are hard and don't have good support. definitely not worth the money.