I used my steel toe boots for my first 3-4 years of playing and I still like them better than my 5.11 Boots for some stuff. As for them being too heavy?? You get use to them and don't even notice after,and I feel better using them. I'm not sure about people that are having issues with blisters,but it sounds like the boots are not the right size for them,and I'v used mine in swamps woodlands with no real problems.
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