Rated5out of5byKubbeeeefromGreat so farSo I recently purchased these boots a few weeks ago and have used them everyday for the winter weather in Chicago. I originally bought these because of my lab. She likes to go out and run around in the field and I don't typically like to lace up my boots and have to risk getting them wet since I also wear them around town. These are great for slipping on and so great that I've been wearing them for probably three weeks straight. Unfortunaely there is no insulation liner. But thats ok, Ive worn them with a thin layer of long songs similar to an athletic sock and then a mountaineering sock onto and they are pretty comfortable for me in around 10 degrees F. Since there is no liner however, when you walk through snow and it sits on the rubber you can definitely feel the heat escape from your feet after awhile. But if you walk into a warm area you are fine. To address my faults with this shoe being a little wide and bad traction, I need to elaborate. First the size was annoying at first because I haven't had rain boots since I was in first grade and it was unusual to get used to the not to fit feeling. But it is perfect for layering socks in there as well as having your jeans stuffed to the bottom. Also if you wear these out and its real cold you can stuff one of those hand warmer pads in the bottom to keep your toes warm. Also the traction is great for muddy rough terrain. However, if you walk on anywhere slick such as rocks or certain indoor floors, you can very easily slip and have to catch yourself. Overall this is a great boot and I would recommend everyone looking at it to give it a shot. Its a great price made by our friendly neighbors to the north so it can't be that bad. Also I can't justify spending 3x (literally) more on a pair of hunter boots. Also just an advisory, these do scuff around the shaft especially if you're sitting a bar stool and touch your boots together. But who cares, it looks cooler anyways.
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated4out of5bywhatarushfromGreat BootsDoes exactly what I bought them for. Keeps my feet dry and happy.
Date published: 2013-08-14
Rated4out of5byStrand DavidfromBasic but superior qualityI discovered these boots after going through several pairs of thinner, less durable competitors. Theses last much longer. They are cracking after the third year of daily use. However, they still do not leak. I just ordered a new pair. The one criticism I have relates to the tread pattern. I have a gravel driveway & the tread picks up gravel every time I walk on it, which have to continually pick out of the soles. Others have good traction patterns without this issue. The other reviewer's comments about the boots folding over at the ankle is not accurate, based upon my experience.
Date published: 2012-12-17
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