Should boots last more than 5 months?

spandit

Bushcrafter through and through
Jul 6, 2011
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Bought some, admittedly cheap, work boots (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264653595405) and the soles have already come off, the steel midsole has snapped on one of them too. The uppers are OK and the soles have plenty of life left in them - don't hold much hope of getting my money back but don't you think even this is a bit poor?
 

Toddy

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Himself's don't, and we don't buy cheap ones generally.
He just wears them dead.
Boots aren't what they used to be :sigh:

I still have boots that are over twenty years old, they're pretty kicked now to be honest, but still wearable, still comfy, while he goes through three or four pairs a year. He walks between five and ten miles every day. It's not even on really rocky stuff or roads the entire way.

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spandit

Bushcrafter through and through
Jul 6, 2011
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Fortunately, I bought another pair at the same time so have something to wear now. I'll give these a go with impact adhesive, hopefully get a few months more out of them as have some large logs to shift
 

swotty

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These are the only boots i have found that are really comfortable and last....5 years of daily wear and still going strong. They're expensive but I figure I'm wearing them all day more of less every day. Certainly recommend them.

Friends who buy De Walt or the likes seem to get about four months out of them.


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cipherdias

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I have had a pair of Mammuts as my daily wear (7 days a week) for almost six years and still plenty of wear in them.


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