This is an honest opinion and my feelings on the boots and I'm in noway knocking any one on this, it is just an over all observation when the two boots are compared side to side.
First off, aside from the spikes not being there, I'm overly all happy with the JW boots as they are a nice boot.
Neither boot is overly accurate compared to the real one.
But, when compared to my MC's there is a difference.
To be honest,when the boots are compared, my MC's are better in quality and construction then the JW's boots.
I'm not knocking the boot maker, but the quality and construction of MC's is much better and cleaner made.
The front toe material is bunched up on the sides on the JW's where it conforms with the toe area, where as the material on the toes on the MC's are nice and smooth and configured tight to the toe with absolutly no bunching.
On the JW's the material on the edges of the ribbing is pulled away from around the ribbing leaving some gaps around the ribbing bends, where as MC's they are nicly sewn tight and show absolutly no gaps and have an overall cleaner look.
There was a couple stains on the JW boots heels, but hey, that helps with the weathering.
The soles on the MC's is nice and smooth, even, conformed, and flush where it is against the base of the boot materia. Where on the JW's the sole is missing a chunk of material on both boots in where they are layered and just looks very slopply done.
I do like the toe design and and cloth, elastic color choice much better on the JW's over the MC's.
Don't get me wrong JW's boots are a nice boot, but MC's are far better in quality.
A rating of the both boots compaired to as quality and construction 1-10 and 10 being the highest....
MC's would be a 10 were as JW's I feel IMHO be 8-8.5
Rating on cloth materials used....
JW's 10 and MC's 8
If you don't already have a set of boots, these are a great boot for the $$$.
They both have theire good points and bad, but IMHO overall MC's beat out JW's in the long run.
I already beat the hell out of my JW's already.
Again, I'm not knocking anyone or attacking any one, this is just my honest opinion on the boots.
I just wish communication on the project was better.
*edit* here pics of both boots side by side...
MC boots on..
JW boots on....
*edit* adjusted the photo urls to reflect the new photo server.