This review of them made me literally lol
These boots were the most comfortable and the eaisest boots I have ever had to break in. However shortly after wearing them they developed a noticible squeak in both of the soles. The Squeak became so bad it was the joke of the unit. I finally had to get rid of them. Some Afghani is now squeaking down the road. A message to Bates Customer Service was just blown off.
Too bad, they were a very comfortable and rugged boots.