I was an 11C for 4 years. Got out in 2019. I bought these boots in 2017 at the "U.S. Patriot" store directly across the street from gate 4 at Fort Campbell. I still wear the very same pair after 6 years, and I have no reason to stop wearing them yet.
DURABILITY: I'm extremely impressed at how good the stitching is that holds the boot together. Very minimal fraying. If a thread comes lose, I grab my lighter and burn it off and it never becomes a problem. There are no tears or holes in the material. The soles are in good shape and still keep me from slipping on oil slicks on smooth warehouse floors, which I encounter regularly in my civilian life. The toe of the boot is perfectly held together and hasn't begun to split open, like many of my past boots used to do. I'm very rough on the back of the soles when I take the boots off. Despite me prying down on the back of the boot with my other foot every time I take the boot off, there is absolutely no play between the back of the sole and the hide section of the boot. I wore the Oakley boots before these. They started to tear up within the first year and these are what replaced them for me.
It's remarkable how durable and dependable these boots are. Keep in mind I have spent up to 2,000 days in this very pair of boots. They've seen so much use that the leather over the front of the boots are worn smooth and feel like my wallet or my belt.
Comfort: I keep these laced tight to support my ankles and they do a great job at that. I've done many 12 mile ruck marches in them. You'll never be comfortable on a 12 mile, but these wont chafe you and you wont roll your ankle. The soles are very comfortable and do a good job distributing my weight across the entire area of my foot, instead of having most of my weight on just my heels. I also recommend you break these in with the factory insole before you try anything else. To me it works great.
Overall, this is the best boot I've ever worn. I hope the next pair I buy from Belleville are exactly like these. I am so confident in this 6 year old pair of boots that they are the only pair of boots I own. Do yourself a favor and stop buying cheap stuff that lasts a year and invest in a pair of boots that will last you for 5 or more years. You'll save money and you'll be more comfortable.
I have been in the Army 28 years. I suffer from plantar issues in my feet. I was told about these boots and absolutely love them. They need no break in and do not rub my feet in any way. I would highly recommend them to anyone suffering from feet issues. I purchased these at the clothing sales.
I have purchased two pairs of these in the past 5 years. They are the only pair of boots I have found that have the ankle support, the comfort, and are lightweight enough for my lifestyle. The first pair I got was from a px in Fort Leonardwood army base. They lasted about four years before the front of the boots were split at the stitching on the toes. I bought the same pair after looking it up online after the first were too worn to use. I wanted the same pair because four years of constant military wear and tear as a 12 bravo is extremely impressive. The second pair arrived and I used them in the same way and they only lasted about 8 months before splitting at the toe again and the stitching coming undone. They are the same model but one lasted significantly less time. My assumption is that the ones I bought at the military post were manufactured with more care and better materials. I am now coming back to order the same pair online again. I don't want to have to shop around because the ones I bought five years ago are perfect and if I can get another 4 years out of this pair I will be a repeat customer for life. I love everything about the boots but if I have one weak point to acknowledge about it would be the stitching in the front. Keeping it a 5 star review and can't wait to get my third pair in the mail!
This is an excellent boot that is not only lightweight but has a great sole system. Very pleased that they fit the first time.
i had purchased these boots a few years ago after a friend on mine recommended them to me. they are very comfortable right out of the box for all day wear, no hot spots, no break in time. now for the bad i do a lot of activities with the scouts and had purchased them for a camping trip that was coming up. after 4 days of camping the stitching on the back of the left boot had started to separate. after the trip they mostly stayed in the closet i do wear them occasional but was truly disappointing when i noticed the sole coming off and a hole in the side of the boot.
Bought these boots 6 or 7 months ago and the heel was separated from the boot. Used them as a back up pair only wore them a handful of times and the heel of the boot is falling off now. Other then that they are great.
I bought these boots in 2017 and still use them. Truly what a great boot. For those in the scout/recce world these boots rock! The lords boot right here!
Exceptional boot that is comfortable and grips the surface well.
I got the boots on Fathers Day and they fit great, are lightweight, have real good traction, great performance on rocky terrain and the only concerns I have is a cactus thorn went through the leather behind my small toe on my right foot. I had to pull my boot and sock off to get to the thorn and never had any such problem with my regular military boots before and I wore them until the soles smoothed out. The other problem I have is the arches unglued from the sole and the bottom of the boot. I did glue one side (inside arch)of the left boot at first and still holding except now the outer side opened up as well as the inner side of the right boot.I would buy another pair if the manufacture would sew up the arches or get a better glue
The quality can't be matched in a boot like the C320 no matter the price. I believe Belleville to be the best of the best after 12 years of wearing their boots.
This boot was a gift from my friend in the military and all I can say is this is a really great boot, I like the quality and I really like the fact that right out of the box this boot fit like a glove. Will convert to coyote color in a few months.
This boot was a gift from my wife on deployment
the boot of boots ... great value ... great wear ... great company ... Made in USA ... the best company I have purchased boots from.
a good boot for construction workers. Belleville was the boot of choice in my military days and now as a seasoned builder I require employees to wear the best with regards to safety toe. Thanks Belleivlle
This boot was a gift at my retirement and I still wear.
This boot was a gift from my friend in the military and all I can say is this is a really great boot, I like the quality and I really like the fact that right out of the box this boot fit like a glove.
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I've had these boots for several years wearing them with my ACUs now I up grade to the same boot new color, can't wait to get these on my feet
The One Xero boot is the most comfortable boot I have worn in a long time! This boot is durable, super light-weight, tough, and feels extremely comfortable. Just bought a pair in coyote for my OCP. Price was excellent as well.
The One XERO is one of the best pair of Belleville boots I have owned. Light weight and durable they are perfect for day to day wear. Belleville is a name I trust and the One XERO is a footwear must. Thanks for the great service your staff supported me when I called and asked questions on sizing. .
Feels and fit comfortable. But craftsmanship lacked on a few pairs that were at the local Aafes .
fits amazingly- wore on several 7 mile rucks to break in and there were barely any hot spots. Only issue I have is that with my high-ish arches, the lacing can feel a little tight at the top of my foot near the ankle. Very light, reasonable price (at least at Ft. Riley). Aesthetically, my ankles look skinny in them, not clunky like a lot of boots. My size: 5.5 Mens
The XERO is by far one of the best pair of boots I have owned. Light weight and durable had my first pair for 3 years and needed to get a new pair for the OCP.
They do run a full size smaller. I am usually a 10.5 but I needed to order 9.5
To whom it may concern,
I purchased the C320, coyote tan, and just started wearing them today. I have to say the boot feels great but every time I take a step with my right foot it sounds like I have a flat tire leaking air. This is not what I expected in a high quality boot and for the price I paid as well.
the one zero is my choice of boot ... light and sturdy and compliant ...