« on: April 17, 2020, 10:25:50 PM »
Woot! had a sale on tactical boots, and this was basically the only thing they had that wasn't garish, and in 9.5W--majority of stuff was small sizes or massive sizes. I tend to wear police duty boots as my everyday wear shoes, when I need more ankle support than my tennis shoes, and don't want to deal with the excess weight and bulk of my Ariat work boots or my Bates combat boots (provided, these are quite light; and my favorite hiking shoes). I can hold open a door with my foot in my Ariats, but not with my New Balance trail running sneakers. My current pair are ORIGINAL SWAT; and they just don't have the support I like in them. And these are side-zip. I tend to have a little trouble tying my shoes, so that helps.
They are made in the USA; and the main reason I bought them. There's one problem though. I tend to recall having a pair of Reebok that Bellville made, and I hated them. Perhaps it was due to buying the wrong size....