To be honest, these are getting better and better each day. Don't be surprised at the tough leather; it will soften up with usage. These are steel toe and they do tend to run bigger on the toecap (compared to let's say a normal derby boot), so make sure to check the sizing properly (or talk Surya or anyone from the customer support if there's something wrong, they're all pearls!)
solovair boots are obviously of a higher quality than the run of the mill standard many boot companies comply with—the leather is sturdy, even somewhat unapologetic in its retention of form/shapeliness as it adheres to the foot—yet comforting.... the soles are are comfortable enough to utilize as is ( w/out insoles and, yet, still roomy comfort for that “springy, cushiony” bounce in the step offered from the first momentthey are tried on (sorta like new car smell—its real ez to get comfortable to that FEEL...
—its a real disappointment when for no good reason something simply gives & that comfort derails. however, solovair was there for me & stood behind that measure of excellence they want others to judge them by as they also judge themselves by....
Best British made Boots that you can buy.
These boots are everything I'd wanted and more! Amazing quality, extremely comfortable and I know they will last me for years and years. What's more, they made it all the way to Australia in just 6 days, which is incredible! Thank you so much - I love them :)
Black Hi-Shine 14 Eye Steel Toe Derby Boot