This shoe demonstrates a stable heel and midfoot. While the forefoot was fairly stiff, it flexed at the right location at 30 degrees. A stiff forefoot prevents the walker from being able to fully flex the foot starting from the toe as it was designed to do so.
This will be a good hiking or work boot for trekking and challenging hikes. The steel toe and puncture and slip resistance will make this a desirable work boot. As an added plus, this shoe also is waterproof. Since this shoe is stiff in the forefoot, an over-the-counter arch support is recommended to be used while wearing these boots.]]>