"In general these boots are good. Comfortable, quite well made. However, within two weeks one of the laces that came with the boots wore away. It's something to do with the hooks putting too much pressure on the laces when they're drawn tight. I have had these boots for about eighteen months, but have gone through at least ten laces! Every few weeks one of them goes and has to be replaced. I've started using bits of cord I find around site so I don't have to keep buying new laces. Also, the seams on the inner side of the left boot have started to split. But considering it's been over a year, that's not too bad I suppose. In general they're good, if a bit overpriced, but because of the annoyance of the laces snapping I can't recommend these unfortunately."