Rated 3 out of 5 by JB4F from Look Nice, Leather Upper, Balance Man Made I purchased these boots in chocolate bar color leather hoping for a good quality boot that would fit well and last for years. They arrived today. The fit is good, though slightly loose in the calf. They look quite nice. They are pretty comfortable. The color resembles chocolate, but not dark chocolate. While trying them on I noticed a very strong vinyl type of smell. It was strong enough to give me a headache. I checked the label inside and read Leather Upper Balance Man Made Made in China. That explains it. So likely they are not going to last as long as I had hoped they would because man made materials do not last as long as leather. I am undecided about keeping these. Naturalizer has a relatively short return window and I wonder how long it will take for these boots to air out. I can’t wear them as they are.
Date published: 2018-10-02