I had great expectations for these boots. The company has a great reputation, reviews were largely positive, but wow was I disappointed. I make a strong effort to buy American, but the quality of not one, but two pairs of these boots causes me to wonder if it is worth the extra effort and money to buy American. The first pair I was sent had a very uneven sole on both boots. They seemed to fit fine, but the sole was convex and made me feel like a weeble wobble toy. I can imagine easily twisting an ankle in these boots as they give no feeling of stability on the ground, wobbling back and forth is not a good characteristic for supposed military grade hiking boots. I called the company and they agreed that the boots shouldn't rock back and forth, called it "sole rocking," and sent me a prepaid shipping label to send them back. About a week later another pair of boots arrives and has the same problem, only worse!! More convex soles, more unstable, this pair had different amounts of convexity between right and left boots, and were tighter feeling width-wise than the previous pair! Unbelievable the variation from pair to pair and boot to boot. I had to wonder if anyone was actually inspecting these boots. I mean if you set them down on a flat surface, it takes about 5 seconds for them to stop rocking back and forth. I left a voicemail for a supervisor which was never returned, so I wrote a note conveying my dissatisfaction with this experience. I did receive a call back after that and was told that this particular boot does have a somewhat convex sole but the pairs I was sold were worse than what they should be. Apparently this is just how these boots are designed?? And they keep making them this way? What soldier wants to be rocking left to right on their boots?? Seems dangerous to me and I had to refuse these boots, twice. They did offer to send me another pair of a different style. I chose the Rivot Goretex model. I am hoping these boots are perfect.