Black Hi-Shine Monkey Boot
- Leather Upper
- Leather & Synthetic Lining
- Soft Suspension Classic Sole
- Goodyear Welted
- Last: 493
Love these boots, measured my foot as advised by yourselves!! Perfect 👍🏼
A little long to break in but I love the looks and the overall quality
They came within 2 days of order which was incredible. Really good quality boots! Impressed with the craftsmanship and quality of the materials. I have just begun wearing them and they will definitely take a while to break in, but I hope that they will become really comfortable with some wear. Compared to a competitor's shoes I have worn previously, these seem like they are built to last so I am looking forward to daily wear!
Some critiques: They run the tiniest bit bigger than expected even though I measured many times to make sure I was buying the perfect size for me. If you have wider feet, it should be fine though. I put in insoles to make them fit properly and they are still a bit large unless I wear thick socks. The laces are also not the best quality. I will probably swap them out for something stronger and more durable.
The leather feels great and they overall fell more nicely made than a competitor I previously had (they weren't made in England).
When I walked in them the first time, it was for an hour straight and I got a couple of blisters, but since then I have't gotten any more and they get more comfortable each time I wear them. So I guess most people definitely have to break them in, but at least for me, it didn't take that long.
So good to be able to get Northampton made boots. Beautifully stuck together. Bit more expensive for workmanship and so someone gets a living wage. Treat yourself.