The durability of this boot is outstanding. In the past, these boot had a cheap zipper that would break in the first 6 months of use, and the rest of the boot was almost bullet proof. The New boot has a upgraded zipper, so no blow out. Previous models also needed doctor Shoul's insoles to bear long treks. Thank you Belleville for the upgrades. I want to buy American, and I've had boot last three years with medium use. I work construction, so these boots see all elements including chemical. The soles are harder for durability, but stealth goes out the window. The pair of Black Hawks I had before were silent, and the traction was second to none, but they don't last as long with what I do.
Nathan - April 5, 2012
Great Work Boot
I have had many different pairs of boots in my career, but this one has to be in the top 2 of comfortable boots issued. The Bates brand hot weather boot is the other one, the only exception being that the soles are prone to cracking because of their lightweight nature on average they only lasted 1 year. These bellevilles are almost like having a pair of tennis shoes on and the soles are still lightweight but seem to be made out of better material and should last longer. The zipper is a nice addition, but I still have to untie the boot to get them off.
G.A. - August 7, 2009