Originally Posted by Yehosha
Their overall rating is great, it's the people that get stuck with the defects and give them 1 star that messes it up, and understandably so. From this quote, "However we also have a few of the defect 29502D boots. By ordering you acknowledge that you may receive either version.", it sounds like you get no refund if you get a defective pair.
Many reviews spoke of them being very hard to put on. Is that true or is that operator error? Also how do the sizes run for you? Some reviews said they run small, others say they run big, so it's hard to figure out what size to get.
I haven't taken mine out hiking but I broke mine in and had no issues with them - I'd wear them more but I'm spoiled on side zip boots now. I couldn't pass up the deal and I'm glad I got a pair. Size wise mine were dead on - I'm 11.5.