The Black Ball Hi HF MTE combines the modern comfort you expect from a surf shoe with additions designed for the elements. Made with water-based inks and glues, the Black Ball Hi HF MTE features a deconstructed high-top silhouette with signature leather sidestripe and toecap details, DWR-treated textile uppers, molded-heel UltraCush sockliners with upgraded breathability, and higher rubber foxing tape on the uppers to protect you further from the wet and the cold. Single-wrapped foxing tape offers lightweight comfort, and the newly-constructed vulcanized lug outsole takes advantage of 20 years of snow boot history for maximum traction.
Upon receipt and initial wear, there is a loud popping sound with every step in one shoe due to the horrible construction of the shoe. I've tried adding a sole, nothing helps. Completely unwearable due to this noise. Also, the low tops have a black stripe around the shoe, which helps break up the sole. These do not have the black stripe, so it makes the sole look extremely thick. Knew that when ordering but they look worse in person.
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery times are always horrible. I live in Phoenix, which is just a few hundred miles from where Vams ship from. I've never received a shipment in under 4 business days, and have had it take as long as 6 days.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Oh no! We are sorry to hear about the experience you had with the shoes. Please give us a call at 1-855-909-8267, we would like to help.