I wear Belleville boots 10-12hrs during a typical duty day. I love the comfort and how they are burly but not too big. The pair I just got was my first waterproof boot and had some excess liner material that was folded up inside. I'm assuming this is the Gore Tex bootie. It bunched up and pinched my toes. I'm giving these a 1 star rating for now until I get them replaced. I guess Belleville quality control has really gone down
I bought these for my husband. He says they are one of the most comfortable boots he's ever had and loves them for their durability.
I had bought these boots mainly for when I go paintballing. I didn't order them ahead of time for a special event so I didn't get a chance to break them in. They worked out for me as it was a three day long course of running around in them for 6-8 hours a day. They were very comfortable and helped me avoid a twisted ankle with a few slips in rocky terrain.
I had to return the first pair because the boot lace eye holes did not line up at all. The second pair was good. I bought this Goretex model (590) rather than the summer version (500) because I like a thicker layer for padding and Goretex is always a plus. I've worn these in 90+ degree temps and my feet were fine. They're not ideal for hot weather but bearable. Very comfortable.
This is my third pair in the last 5 years. These boots take a beating every day Monday through Friday with USMC pt, training, ops, etc.. Gore Tex works great and keeps my feet dry. They're comfortable, provide excellent support, and are breathable. Great work, Belleville!
I got these for training before I entered Marine Corps Basic. My recruiter said I should train with weights and 5-10 mile daily runs to get my physical conditioning up. I bought these boots online and I've been training every day in them for three months now. Since they are my first pair of boots, I don't have anything to compare them too but they do feel heavy. They are definitely getting me into shape though as i have lost 7 lbs and a pant size so far. They are burly though and they are hard to sprint in. Other than that, they are good boots for climbing and they do grip well on loose dirt.