Rated 5 out of 5 by mchammer Great Boots
I work in an industrial environment where my shoes are exposed to many chemicals, heat, oil and metal shavings. I bought these boots 3 1/2 years ago and they have been unbelievable. I get an allowance every year for new boots thru work so I have bought three more pairs that are sitting in the closet waiting there turn. The most surprising part of these boots are the insoles. Most boots I get the insoles are junk in 6 months max, these still have the originals. overall excellent product.
January 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris Best cost friendly boot in the market
The non composite toe is great, light weight boot and serves me well for my trade. Very durable for the electrician they actually held up better than the steal toe boots.
November 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Man1 Nice boots...horrible shoelaces....
Nice boots for the price but do yourself a favor and buy new shoelaces at the same time. They are useless.
August 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Robness Great boots, poor fit.
Boots are great! Very comfortable except for the width. I ordered my width size that I always get, but these run smaller than they say. If you go with these boots, make sure to order the next width size up to fit properly. All around the best pair of boots I have owned!
March 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DR125 A True Achilles Heel
I was looking for a casual/everyday boot for the winter months' snow, mud, and salt. I have another pair of Carhartt boots that I've used for part time grounds crew jobs for 6 years. That pair has held up to all the abuse so well that I decided Carhartt was my best option.
I've been through two winters and have never had wet socks if everything stays below the top of the boot. Haven't had to resort to any secondary coatings or treatments. I've been pleased with the joining of the rubber sole and the sides of the leather. No noticeable separation or water entry.
The cushion still offers a nice pad for all day use. So much so that they've replaced my daily job shoes.
The lace eyes and hooks are smooth. The hooks have a geometry to them that eliminates sharp edges that may saw through laces over time. I'm still on the original pair of laces and they are fully intact.
Where these boots let me down was the joint between the brown leather and the black material around the ankle opening. The black material began to tear at the seam on the very back of the right boot. That tear has continued nearly all the way around. The stitching is holding, but it appears that the double stitching at that joint cut through too much of the black material. It is only happening on one boot, so maybe it's from the way I kneel or drive. Now the foam padding in the ankle is exposed. Because of this, I do not believe they will be as strong through this third winter and will likely need to be replaced. Hopefully there's a new line of boots this winter from Carhartt that might address this issue or have a design that doesn't have the more easily torn material joint in a high flex area.
July 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SJMN Overly Average For This Price
I purchased these boots looking for three things.
1- Comfort and less fatigue than from what I might find in heavier steel toe boots
2- Sturdy design to keep my feet safe from the environments i.e. composite toe, support for my ankles from jumping off the back of trucks and more.
3- Durability, to last me many seasons of hard work.
Two of these three criteria were met, durability was not one of them. The problem I had with these boots lay in its very slight but ever so important design flaws that lay them to an earlier grave than what should have been.
- The black padded edge around the top of my boots have slowly torn away from the leather boot right at the seem. although the interior of that section still intact that area has no support left for my ankles and allows water to collect within my boots rather quickly.
-The front lip of the sole of the boots, where the sole slightly overlaps the leather portion of the toe of the boot is beginning to separate from the boot. It wouldn't be easy to pry by hand apart but through experience all you need is to work in some dirt and some gets crammed into that small gap and as you move that soil will work its way deeper into the sole making the gap larger and allowing more to get in later, until eventually it will tear and open right up. Whether this will happen for sure with these boots I truly do not know for sure but to see the sole begin to detach from the rest of the boot like it has for me is a good indicator that the sole is not bonded to the boot well enough to last much longer than a year.
The sad part is that other than those 2 things, These boots would be incredibly durable. yet I find myself purchasing a new pair from somewhere else after only 10 months of Landscaping. Something I would find completely acceptable and expected from a pair of boots half the price.
I loved these boots while they lasted, but for the price I paid for them, I would expect them to last me longer than that. These boots lasted me just as long as any other boot has lasted me, only for twice the price.
February 19, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bob78 An "eh" boot
Boot is uncomfortable. Takes a long time to break in. Should of bought Wolverine Brand.
January 22, 2016