Our first impression was of quality, feeling the footwear and looking at the item they reek sturdiness.
The tread is very aggressive and the sole very thick to help with rocky terrains, most impressive.
Because the shoe is totally leather you may find it takes a little more breaking in due to stiffness, but that was fine for us as after worn a few times they are heaven to wear. We walk and climb alot in Snowdonia and it's like walking on air, you feel nothing underneath. The Grip is very reassuring and you feel very confident wearing them, due to weak ankles this is very important to me.
I can honestly say I wouldn't wear anything else now.
Worth every penny!!!!
Including the XSR