These are the most comfortable shoe/boot I've purchased from J. & M. The shoe fit perfectly right out of the box. No difficulty on putting the shoe on or taking it off; one needs to loosen the strings. My only complaint is that the cap toe is polished highly and the rest of the shoe is rather dull in comparison. I know that with repeated polishing that dullness will disappear. I always polish shoes before I wear them and am a big believer in that process for protecting the shoe for years of wear.
Mace the shoe man.