If you want comfort, don't ask a hipster. You can't go wrong asking a hipster about the latest fashion and music so it was with that eye toward trendiness that lead me to these shoes. But skinny leg jeans
, Pabst bear, and itchy beards? No thank you. Hipsters eschew the comforts of this world. The problems all reside in the sole. It may not look like it, but that's a very thin sole. If you are spending your day in a coffee shop writing a blog, that may not be a problem but I bought these shoes for walking about 5 miles a day. I did my research, and the chukka
evolved from WWII desert boots
, so I thought they would be comfortable over long distances, but I was wrong. But that's not the worst part. The sole is rounded, so the full force of your step lands in the squishy part of the ball of your foot. Two months in, there's already a nice bald spot on my shoe from all the wear that crosses the very center of the shoe, instead of evenly distributing the weight across your foot like nature intended. It's entirely possible that this review is for the Chukka
style and not specifically this shoe. Since I managed to buy this shoe without any low ratings, I had to be that guy. Enjoy your fixie, hipster; I'm going back to a real shoe.