When they showed up on my doorstep for testing I was immediately turned on. Not only did I dig the simple and classy chukka style look, I was immediately impressed with the cushioned sole and, to a greater degree, the cushioned tongue. I’m not sure I’ve ever worn boots with a cushioned tongue. It’s very nice, like my feet were sandwiched between a glorious marshmallow sent from Podiatreus (my made-up Greek God of feet). I’ve been wearing them for about two months both on and off the motorcycle and while the tongue cushion has worn in a bit, the rest of the boots have molded very well to my feet. Made with a tumbled leather upper with waxed cotton cord laces, a leather lined upper and footbed for breathability, all resting on a tried-and-true Vibram Christy outsole, the Clae Boots have been a great addition to my boot collection.