A reasonably comfortable casual shoe, but the least…
Break-in Period: right away
Price Paid: too much
A reasonably comfortable casual shoe, but the least waterproof shoe I have ever owned (besides sandals. A short walk around the block in a medium rain, avoiding puddles left my feet literally soaked. It seems that there is a tiny hole at the front of the both shoes where the seams are, and the action of walking actually sucks water in. Not a good design, unless you live in Utah.
I have 6 pairs of Merrells from hiking boots and they are all very comfortable, but I think my Ventilators have better water protection.
Here's what other sites are saying:
For a guy who s at home anywhere in the world, a shoe that goes with anything from a jacket and tie to a t-shirt. Flexible Opanka construction, Air Cushion&$reg; midsole and a soft, yet anatomically supportive antimicrobial footbed, so you can be comfortable wherever you go and no matter how long it takes to get there. Premium quality full grain leather uppers and pigskin lining. Merrell Somato&$reg153; sticky rubber sole.
- Altrec Outdoors