The smell certainly stays with you, it’s the smokiness I think. It’s great stuff ?
I must admit I was in two minds about keeping them because of the fit. They are on the large side length wise, but I have a broad foot, so by the time I added an insole & 2 pairs of lightweight boot socks as instructed I knew I couldn’t really drop a size. Anyway I had them out yesterday & I think they should be fine. I went through water right up to the tops & they stayed nice & dry inside. Maybe once the leather softens a bit they will fit a little snugger? But they were comfortable en