Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
Nice writeup. So, what to make of this for those of us living in the land of snow and sleet?
I just received a pair of black MTO Comfort Craftsman boots with a cuban heel. I wear a US size 12D and the Aus 11G is an excellent fit. On the bootsonline website, the rubber-soled Comfort Craftsman is billed as "suitable for harsh weather conditions or where salt is used for melting snow", so I would find it hard to believe that it's not waterproof, but time will tell.
Now, for the sad part of my tale.
I wear orthotics designed in part to align my back by moving my pelvis back. The cuban heel is higher than I normally wear, and pushes my pelvis forward, countering the orthotics. Rather than suffer constant back pain when I wear the boots, I plan to sell them on the forum. I _am_ impressed enough that I'll buy another pair with a block heel. Anyone interested in buying can PM me with an offer (I tried them on, on carpet, but they're otherwise unworn). If I get no reasonable offers here, they'll go to the Buying & Selling Forum and thence to the 'bay. Pictures and descriptions of the Comfort Craftsman and the cuban heel are here:http://www.bootsonline.com.au/default1.htm
Mods: Sorry if this violates protocol. If so, please delete paragraph 2 of my post and I'll post in Buying/Selling, as planned.