Top positive review
BOOT FANATICS POINT OF VIEW
4 November 2015
I was extremely confused in ordering these boots as the reviews are ridiculously mixed !! ill try and give as detailed help as humanly possible !! i have boots all over the house, so have many to compare to :-)
SIZE - do order a whole size up. they do come up small, im a uk 6 exactly, i ordered a uk 7 and they fit perfectly. people are writing that they come up large etc, they dont, they come up SMALL. Please order a size up.
FIT - they arnt wide, however they arnt narrow by any means, so good for people with wide feet. the leg width can be changed as the laces are fully functional, although a little thin laces for boots, they can tighten or loosen.
WATERPROOF - now this is a little confusing..... yes they ARE waterproof, but only the rubber bottom bit and lower part of the shoe is, so they ARE waterproof for approx and inch and a half. this is fine for average rainy days when the floor is wet and u are avoiding puddles/ pot holes. they ARNT waterproof on the top of the boot part that goes over your foot. so if u are going to be wading through water, or walking through long grass or high muds etc they will let water in. this is why there are mixed reviews on the "waterproofing" issue !!
FUR - now i like this part, the fur goes all the way down the sides of the boot right into the foot area, and the base of the foot too !! so when you put them on your foot is standing on fur !! yes cheap fur appreciated, but still fur !!
QUALITY - you do get what you pay for, now i do have a pair of " sorel - joan of arctic" boots, and these are the originals of this style, costing approx £150 a pair, so to pay just over £20 for lookalikes is great. on comparing them both, the sorels are very heavy, and these are extremely lightweight, which is great for a long days walking !! How they look is about a 8/10... they dont look cheap by any means, and on asking people how much they thought id paid for these boots most said £40-£60, so as ive just said, £20 is awesome !! on close inspection you can tell that the leather look bit clearly isnt leather, but unless someones eye balls are 10 inches from your feet they wont notice !! some plastic boots look like shiney black bin liners on your feet, these dont. ( just to clarify i ordered the black suede looking boots, so cannot comment on the other colours )
WARMTH - 8/10 for warmth, however i do get quite cold feet, so find that only real leather or suede works when really cold !! id say great for winter, probably not great for arctic cold conditions where its icey, but general cold is fine.
GRIP - i cannot comment on snow / ice grip as yet ive not worn them in these conditions. the sole is rubber, and most rubber slides on ice. today ive worn them down the street in rain on pavements, no slipping or wet feet at all.
YOU GET ALOT FOR YOUR MONEY WITH THESE BOOTS, EVEN IF THEY ONLY LASTED 6 MONTHS !! IVE NOT SEEN BOOTS FOR THIS QUALITY IN THE SHOPS. !!