Incredibly soft leather on the boot, and the sole is comfortable to wear. There is no breaking into these shoes. Two snags:
1. The stitching was messed up on the top inner lining and caused enough friction on the skin to warrant a shoe repair.
2. Right above the sole, the extra leather platform is more fragile than the rest of the shoe.
Overall, I love these shoes and wear them consistent. Unfortunately had to fix the inner lining stitching to wear them.