Rated 5 out of 5 by scrapking Flexible boots
I got these boots strictly for outdoor landscaping, and occasional hiking. I have found their construction to be very, very good, and the sole and feel is extremely cushioned. There feels like a bit of extra height in the back of the sole, but I'm used to it, and they have provided traction in every sort of condition, including pulling weight on a slope. They are a bit on the wider side, but I like to wear with a mid-weight sock, and they cinch-up great as they seem to have a proprietary approach to lacing. A great boot, and although it's under a year, they feel like they will last, and haven't lost any of their waterproof quality under lots of use..
November 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SLODave High quality, extreme comfort, great support
These are most comfortable serious hiking boots I've ever owned. Great cushioning, wide toe box for nice wiggle room, excellent construction that looks like these boots will wear well (but, if course, only time will tell.) The extra ankle support took only a little getting used to. They are well waterproofed and also breath well (and I have sweaty feet.)
Sizing: I'm in my late sixties, and have always worn 11.5 shoes and boots. But I noticed recently that my older boots weren't as comfortable as they used to be, but I just chalked it up to age. I went into an outdoor store looking for more comfortable boots. They measured my feet, and said I was a definite 12, and that it was normal for feet to spread with age. But they didn't have the Keens I wanted in that size. When I ordered these Durands, I ordered 12s and they fit perfectly. But, had I not had my feet measured, I would have ordered 11.5 and thought they ran small, or were just not comfortable.
July 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SebagoFan I found that the stated sizing was accurate
I saw the review here that said to order a size up. I did this and found my pair to be too roomy. I ended up exchanging them for my usual size.
Perhaps this will just confuse the issue, but I found the shoes to be true to size. And they seem very durable and well made. It's just always tricky, I think, to buy shoes without trying them on first.
November 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Moki808 Nice boot but beware sizing
I have not had much opportunity to fully test out this boot but on initial examination, it appears to be a quality made item. I am also pleased that it was assembled domestically (US).
However, please use caution in sizing. This boot runs VERY small in length. While I ordered the 1/2 size up as recommended (11 1/2 for a barely size 11 foot), that size was close to fitting but not quite good enough, especially with thicker hiking socks. So I had to go a full size up, which I have never had to do with any shoe or boot in the past.
August 21, 2014