Its amazing to me how much bigger, tougher and just more built-for-purpose the smokejumpers are compared to a bountyhunter or workboot. The smokejumper makes them seem like slippers! They're beyond boots - they're equipment. Complete overkill for waking around the city, but awesome anyway.
I'm also surprised by the lined chromexcel. It is tough, thick stuff - it is going to require some break-in. I had thought it would be soft and pliable straight away, but nope.