I've been wearing them daily since they came out in '95 or so. I must have run through a dozen pairs of them. They are good to go as long as you won't be going into a high altittude environement. A little bit warm for summer, this summer I changed them for an Meindl Safari, I only switched back to the Island last week.
Allright, thanks guys my choice is made! If the Dutch have issued them for the Army, it can't be a pile of shlt.
I'm also considering to buy them when my others are weared out.
In the dutch army there the favorite, I know a guy who first bought some lowa desert boot because he had problems (feet hurt) with the issued desert boots, on his second tour to A'stan he whas issued meindl island pro's. He so much liked them that he never weared his lowa's again, he liked the meindl so much that he gave the lowa's to me, he didn't even consider to use both boots and switch between them from time to time.