I own the previous model of this shoe, but if the manufacturing of it hasn't changed, you may not be happy with your purchase. I use this shoe at dog agility trials so I wanted a shoe that would keep my feet dry when walking in wet grass, give me adequate support, give me good traction on varying surfaces, and be comfortable all day. For first 3 months I would have given the rating as a 5. The shoe was very comfortable, the toe box wide, orthotics fit easily inside the shoe once the current liner was removed, had good traction and comfort. Sadly, after only 3 months, the shoe started cracking where the shoe bends at the ball of the foot and a bubble (the size of a quarter and about 12 inch tall) appeared inside the shoe, under the toes in the foot bed. After about 6 months, the cracks increased and the Gore-Tex fabric tore letting water inside the shoe. (No, I did not catch the fabric on anything.) The cracks and tears increased as I continued to use the shoe. Since my husband ordered this shoe online, I didn't try to contact BikeTiresDirect about the shoe, maybe they would have done something about it, maybe not. I know other agility competitors are very happy with this shoe, however, be aware that you will be taking your chances on whether you will receive a shoe that holds up or not.
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