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I had high expectations for this shoe, Loved the look of it and thought it was pretty comfortable, especially with the super feet in. However, after just a couple jaunts in the rain, the leather uppers became especially stiff and contorted (shame on me for not waterproofing with NickWax). The stiffness was alleviated by a bit of leather oil/saddle soap but they still stayed a little bent out of shape.
The kicker (pun) came though after I had put them in the closet for about a month or so for the remainder of the wet winter. Upon taking them out on a spring day, I noticed that there was a discoloration around the shank, it turned out that it had been growing mold all winter (once again shame on me for not waterproofing)! Despite the fact that I washed and scrubbed most of the mold off, they weree not quite the same and actually started molding again! I ended up tossing these rather than taking advantage of Backcountry's return policy (I wish I had).
All in all, a promising product, but ultimately, leather shouldn't mold (none of my other leather shoes or boots have).
If you buy, waterproof and keep them dry!
I was introduced to Superfeet by a podiatrist after about a yearlong bout of plantar fasciitis and have been using them ever since (except in my minimalist running shoes...) They provide amazing support and don't really wear out that quickly (although I would recommend replacing them after a while due to packing out of the heel).
I have these in my hiking boots, trail runners, ski boots, casual boots and shoes and even my dress shoes! No more heel issues for me! Can't recommend these enough, no more arch fatigue either. Buy a pair (or 3) and you won't be disappointed. Promise.
Take a look. Awesome skiing, awesome cinematography, awesome soundtrack.