This is my review as a woman wearing the Belleville 390s for the first time. First of all, the sizeing was a nightmare having to go from womens to mens sizes and also finding out that these boots run really big. I had to order and return several sets of boots before i finally got the size right. Thanks to the guys at bellevillebootoutlet.com for helping me with getting these changed out several times. Despite that, even the correct size for me which was a 5 Reg had too much room in the ankle because when I laced them up and tightened them, the eyelets were pretty much touching and there was still too much room in the boot where my ankles are still loose even with thick socks. Other than that, the boots are comfortable. I just don't think I can run in them because they might fall off my feet.
I just bought my second pair of these boots. My first pair was purchased when I was a cadet at West Point three years ago. Let me tell you that these boots have taken a beating. They've been through numerous deployments overseas, Sapper school, and many rucks. I've never even come close to getting a blister in these ever if that says anything to the comfort of these boots. The other thing I'm impressed with is the durability because I've been wearing these pretty much every duty day for the past three years and they've held up real well. I'm a believer. Thanks Belleville for making such a comfortable and good quality boot!
Excellent boots for hiking in the California Desert (mainly Death Valley). I bought the full size smaller than my regular size and they fit well. Nice that the tongue design doesn't allow any dust or dirt to drop into the boot. Great boot for hot weather dry climates.
After two months, these Belleville 390 boots have been great. Broke in easily after about a week. They feel like my running shoes now.
Definitely go with a full size smaller than your running shoe and wear boot socks. These will be the most comfortable boots you'll wear. Incredible how the advancements in boots have made them so comfortable. They've come a long way from the boots I used to wear in the military 20 years ago.
ive been wearing bellevilles for the last 7 years. i think they changed the sizing on these becasue they are 1/2 size larger than the last pair i bought. otherwize they are the same good quality and eazy to wear. i work on a constuction site so i need a boot that can stand up to 12hrs of wear at a time. bellevilles definitely fit the bill.