Interesting, I didnt think they were particularly heavy. In fact, on foot they feel exceptionally light.
How do you handle the laces? Mine fit snug if i tie them loosely, so i just try to lay the bow flat so it fits underneath the zip panel, but its a bit awkward. Perhaps the fit is a bit different on mine since the panel is leather, not elastic.
I agree 100% about them working with wider leg pants. Thanks for sharing pics. I think they are beautiful. My only concern about keeping them was the price - bit higher than I wanted to pay (little north of $400) but I havent seen any other pairs in my size.
Are yours also made in Portugal?