21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Great Boots for A Great Price,
This review is from: Karrimor Men's Bodmin II Mid Weathertite Walking Boot (Apparel)I've had these boots for three years now and I've got to say I'm still blown away by them. A plus side of them not being leather, aside from them being cruelty free, is that they do not rub in the same way and are quick to mould to you feet, in turn the comfort for these shoes is immediate.
Over the three years they've been to the Top of Yosemite's half dome, the bottom of the snake river, Snowdon Summit, Sahara sands, Moses' Mountain and Petra's rocks. They've lasted incredibly with no after care, or regard for their safety. Whilst in ZION national Park, I wore them throughout the famous narrows, 20+ miles they were submerged underwater. Afterwards they were left to bake and dry in desert heats of above 40C and though their shape distorted somewhat, as should be expected, they are still solid, comfortable and waterproof. incidentally, with regards to their waterproofing, mine once submerged, would fill up and not empty which demonstrates fully waterproofing. A part of the heel has started to peel away this week from the snow (again, they're three years old) as a consequence of the beating they took during my time living wild in the deserts of the USA. To remedy this, I used the excellent "Shoe Goo" and they're completely as new. It's remarkable really, I'm going to Colorado in a few weeks to hike the Maroon Bells, and then heading back to the desert and these are definitely going with me as my boots of choice. For £25.00, I can't vouch highly enough for them. Sure they're better boots on paper, my dad has some £200.00 scarpers that I'll probably inherit as they'll last forever. But for £25.00, these have handled all kinds of abuse and are still going strong, three years on. I was skeptical at first, but these are truly excellent.
One thing to consider, I'm a size 11 in shoes, 12 in trainers but strangely a 10 in these boots. I found the eleven quite loose which I anticipated would lead to rubbing so I opted for a snugger fit. Even if you do buy them from Amazon it may be worth popping to the highstreet (sportsdirect stock them) and trying them on to see which size fits best