Good solid boot. But the sole is too hard and make my heels hurt. Also, they were slightly small so I had to exchange for the next size up.
I received these boots 3 days after ordering and they fit great out of the box. They are higher quality than I expected based on the leather, stitching, and hardness of the sole. I really like the sole pattern which has numerous knobs on the sides for grabbing on to walls, trees, or whatever. I expect to get several years out of these boots. Very satisfied with my purchase and recommended them to a few of my friends that have bought them.
I bought these Khybers for general use on the weekends since I do a lot of camping, hiking, and geocaching. Initially there was a slight pinch in the left ankle when I first got them this worked its way out after a couple of days. These boots are extremely comfortable now and I like the fact they are lightweight. The Khybers impressed me so much I bought the Sage Green version. They did run slightly large for me when I ordered my regular running size.
Overall a decent boot and I've owned a few different brands. I chose this boot because of the good reputation Belleville boots have for their comfort and durability. These Khyber boots weren't as comfortable as some other boots I've owned. Maybe because this is more of a tactical style boot. The insole is quite stiff and provided very little cushioning. These boots get a bit uncomfortable after a few hours where a lot of standing, walking. I plan to switch out the factory insole for a more cushioning gel one.
I got these for SWAT training. I didn't get a chance to break them in. I literally put these the day of my 3 week training course. They felt comfortable and did well outside doing field searches. No blisters or problems. In fact I forgot I had on a new pair of boots by the end of the first day. So they do what they're supposed to do.
I transitioned from work boots to these lighter tactical style boots and they feel great. I came off a pair of Wolverines which were good quality and durable but they were heavy. I'm a wiring contractor and so I'm bending down and on my knees a lot. These boots are much more comfortable since they're lighter and more flexible when working. They're very quiet I noticed and not as clumbsy as my older work boots. Good comfort even in 100 degree weather.