Top positive review
Snowdon without breaking in
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 October 2020
Seeing so many claims they don't need breaking in, I was relatively confident I could climb a relatively easy peak without trouble. And they surely did the trick for Mount Snowdon. No blisters after this 5 hours hike, just a light rubbing on the side of the big toes, mostly due to a lack of proper walking during lockdown.
And they're fully waterproof too, I crossed a little stream ankle-high and there was no issue at all. The unibody leather design is working as expected.
The only complaint is that the first pair I was sent had some stitching issues on one of the shoes' tongue and near the ankle. For piece of mind, I returned them. The new pair Amazon sent is in perfect order, and surprisingly the laces are longer on the second one, which is a good thing, as the first pair, as noted by other reviewers, had very short laces that prevented double knots. So I suspect I got a new revision...
All in all, terrific quality, great sole (even in the wet), made in Italy, true to size, great price. You can't go wrong with these.