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Comfortable for casual walkers, but too cheap for dogwalking
on 28 August 2014
These are very comfortable boots, I followed the advice of other reviews and picked a larger size, and they fit very nicely. For the price, that level of comfort is amazing!
However, I bought these for dog walking - mostly walking on dewy grass in the very wet North West of England, five long walks every week, week in and week out. And they are not up to the task! After nine months or so, they've decayed and are no longer water proof. The main problem is the side panels - even if you dry up the inside of the boots with newspapers, the seam between the front and the side panel stays wet, and over time it decays. The sole has also decayed in parts, and several bits of the sole are now missing, presumably lost on one of these walks.
If it was just the side panels decaying I'd buy them again, but treat them a bit more kindly the second time around. But no wax/spray treatment can fix the sole disintegrating, and add to that a strange squeak that's been with them from day one, and I'm picking something else (for this task). It is a pity, as they'd be good in a drier climate, or for more occasional use.
The quest for affordable dog-walking footwear continues..