Review by: billabang, 2006-08-22
tried every shoe in the shop then the assistant suggested these, i hadnt ever thought of going for boreal but they fit my oddly shaped feet like a dream! not a beginner shoe by any means and they really do perform. break in time was virctually non existant, never had the 'too hard' feeling that many shoes do when first worn. i think this is some what due to there being no midsole in the front inch or so of the shoe, under the toe box. this serves to cut the balance between a precise shoe that holds your foot well, and a nice soft sensative toe. not been wearing these for long though so it remains to be seen if durability is an issue.
to counter many arguements you will hear against them, the rubber is good, coming from 5:10 anasazi slippers i notice no loss from stealth. the padded tongue is nice, in reply to the review complaining about it folding over, these shoes would feel odd with a regular leather tongue and the overlap is no more than on many velcro shoes...