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Lace-up ankle boot with contrast topline piping and debossed logo at side
Vibram cork outsole
Goodyear welt construction
The insole is built into the foot bed of the boot
Chippewa Boot Company has been an American tradition in outdoor lifestyle and work footwear since 1901. These Chippewa boots are made with high-quality leathers that are made to last and protect you when it counts.
13 D(M) US
13 D(M) US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great deep cordovan color and nice thick leather. I saw no blemishes, stitching or glue issues and I've been wearing them all day. They are much more comfortable out of the box than I had anticipated. I believe they run true to size and I think there will be enough room after they loosen and break in to have a padded insole and thicker socks. I'm currently wearing them with Stance socks that are a normal athletic sock thickness. One thing to note though and which I hope resolves as they break in. The tongue of the boot is one piece of leather and is connected about halfway to the sides of the boot. Unlike a sneaker where the tongue is usually detached except for the toe end this is connected on the sides about up to the 3 or 4 eyelets. Depending on your foot shape and size it may take some effort getting your foot into the boot, especially so at first since the leather is so rigid.
Pros: - rich leather construction, on par with boots that cost much more - 360 degree Goodyear welt construction - full vibram outsole with non-aggressive v-bar tread - waxed flat laces look great - made in USA
Cons: - fits about 1/2 size large. - no additional insole; makes the boot feel even larger - no speed hooks
When I opened the box, the quality of these boots was immediatey evident. The rich leather is smooth, and the color deep and uniform. People make a big deal about Horween leather, and while this is not (as far as I'm aware) I think you'll still be impressed nonetheless.
When I first tried them on, I felt like my feet were swimming in them. I would agree that these fit about 1/2 size large, however... I wear a size 13, but there is no 12.5 option. I also ordered a 12, but I couldn't even get my foot in them without completely unlacing each boot. So as a solution, I looked into insoles. I found...
Let me preface this by saying that the quality of the craftsmanship on these boots is superb. It is goodyear welted, re-soleable, and made with full grain leather. I constantly get compliments on how nice these boots are in the winter. These chippewa's also have a vibram sole which is great for traction.
Now on to the negatives. These boots are not comfortable for walking distances. I live in a city where I walk everyday, and after about 2 hours out and about with these boots, my feet start killing me. This is not because it is the wrong size, or I haven't broken in the boots. I have had them for 1.5 YEARS, and it is the correct size. The problem is that there is no foot padding or insole. It feels as if you are resting your feet on cement.
Overall, I love the look of these boots, but it is so hard to wear them if you are going to be walking a lot.
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