Rated 5 out of 5 by Nextfriday Stellar Boot
I'm a boot guy and like leather boots that can be resoled. For the price bean is offering this up at, it's a heck of a buy for a timeless styled boot. It's essentially Chippewa's 6" service boot for $40 less minus some contrast stitching on the top of the outsole, a logo, and premium flat laces. I was looking for another leather do it all boot to kick around in, play with my kids, hike in the woods, walk the dog, go to the office, and take my wife to dinner while making my feet feel good. This boot is going to fit the bill because its comfortable, rugged, and can be polished up all at the same time. Sizing wise its spot on true to size. I wear an 11.5 in most if not all footwear, with the exception of running shoes, I'm a 12, and it fits spot on. The Munson last fit is very comfortable. Other reviews I've read of people sizing down an entire size or more boggles my mind. Get your foot sized someplace if you're unsure and order accordingly. Break in was a little fatiguing but with the right sock you're golden. Only thing I can't comment on right now is longevity, but maybe I'll check back. So, thanks bean for your version of a great boot. Nice modern color too!
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheCanoeist Great Fall Boot
I've had these boots for almost three weeks now and I'm very impressed with them. I wear a 9 in most shoes and ordered an 8.5 at the suggestion of other reviewers and they fit well. The cordovan color is absolutely perfect; the brown is so dark it's almost black but in the right light you can see the burgundy/red hues come through. It's a perfect color for going with raw jeans and a plaid shirt on a crisp autumn day.
The construction is top-notch all around on these American made Chippewas. Nary a stitch is out of place and I expect these to last for decades with the right care.
The boots are fairly heavy but that's to be expected with such a sturdy shoe. I've probably put 100 miles on these already and the color is starting to rub off on the right toe box but it's something that can easily be fixed with some shoe cream and elbow grease.
It's a fine boot and much less expensive than some of the other American made alternatives (Wolverine 1000 Mile, Red Wing Iron Ranger). Highly recommended.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hockeyguydc Great pair of boots
I'd been looking around for some nice, casual (yet dressy), and affordable boots to wear this fall and these fit the bill. The boots run large, so definitely order a size down. The leather is a bit stiff at first, but I found that I was able to break them in pretty easily. Loved the fact that these boots are made in the USA - the quality and workmanship are excellent. I expect to own these boots for many years to come.
September 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TacamoJoe Really awesome footwear
I have been admiring these boots for the last 2 years and decided to take the plunge. I read other wearer's reviews and decided to buy a half size down. It was the right decision. The boots fit perfectly and they are really comfortable and well made. Break in time has been a week. I wear them to the office but have not yet decided if I should keep them polished or let them get scruffy. i think they will look great either way. Maybe I will buy a second pair and keep one shiny and the let the other pair look travel worn :).
September 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cheva good, but need lining
1. they run big. i got 1/2 down from my sizes(all my sneakers 8.5us, alden barrie 8E, sebago 8.5E). In this i take 8W. and still have a little room before my big finger. Width perfect.
2. they should have lining, cause its hard to put leg in.
3. the quality of leather fine.
take off 1 star omly for no lining.
September 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tbab Many many miles later, a really good boot.
I use these as my primary footwear. I wanted to find a shoe/boot that could do anything, and these are the closest to that ideal yet. I hiked 20 miles in them yesterday, but they are nice enough that I wear them to meetings, to teach, whatever.
They are hard leather boots and will probably murder your feet for weeks after you get them--power through it because they are worth a little pain once they are properly broken in.
I've had mine for a year or so now, and they are holding up pretty well. I recommend replacing the insoles when they get chewed up, a good insole has taken them to the next level. The leather needs care, and the waterproofing will eventually need to be renewed. Considering that they just keep lasting, a little maintenance is ok with me. I'm looking forward to getting them resoled soon, as they are getting a little slick.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJC1966 Dress Boot
Excellent fit, true size; has taken a few wearing to break in. Good construction. Made in the USA the best feature.
September 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MerrillsWife Rugged boot
These boots are incredibly good quality - great leather, nice finish and best of all to me, they have good tread without gathering dirt that tracks into the house. Our only objection is the sizing. We are returning the size 11 boots to exchange for a 10 1/2 as they seem to run big.
August 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by bicycleguy Very nice boots
Very nice boots but are the loosest fitting boots I own. I kept the 10.5 wide, and returned the 10 wide since the 10s pinched my feet and were too tight. My normal boot size (Red Wing, Iron Works Waterproof) and shoe size (sneaks, Clarks) is 10.5 wide.
The pictures don't do the beautiful color justice. They are breaking in fairly quickly, and they were pretty comfortable after a couple of wearings. The heal slipping is starting to get better as they break in, and they are getting more comfortable every time I wear them - wearing them 12 to 14 hours at a time. Wax finish causes the water to bead which is nice.
I am not using them as work boots, only as casual wear. The waterproof Katahdin have that duty.
August 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mike11w Nice Boots
These boots were comfortable right out of the box; wore them for about six hours the first day. A heavy, sturdy boot made by Chippewa. Would have given them 5 stars if the top 2-3 eyelets were hooks, which would make them easier and faster to get on and off.
July 23, 2014