The Saltwater is more than an all-weather boot—it’s an outfitmaking shoe wardrobe icon
- Premium leather shaft with rubber duck shell and raw hide lacing with rust-proof eyelets for a secure fit
- Genuine shearling-lined footbed with 200G Thinsulate lining and Ceramic lug outsole makes for sure-footed grip in icy conditions
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sugar7 from Attractive, expensive boot, unsure about soles??? Nice looking boot, they fit true to size. I have not worn outside on the ice or snow so not sure what the grip is like or if they are warm. They do have thinsulate inside but as I said it’s hard to tell if they well hold up to our wet and cold and Icey weather. There’s not much grip to the bottom but apparently the ceramic in the sole is supposed to help with preventing with slipping, Honestly, I have been afraid to try them in the icy weather because I don’t want to chance falling. I’ ll Stick with my good grip snow boots on those days. Maybe when it is dry I’ll wear them or just wet. One other issue which I’m not sure is the make of the boot or if they will just fall apart in a short while. They were quite expensive so I’m thinking it must be just the make of the boot, ( I hope!) The soles seem to be just glued on and on one of my boots there is a small 1-2 mm gap that isn’t glued to the side of the boot, but it is glued underneath and It is glued all around elsewhere, and the other boot seems to be ok. I have thought about sending them back since I haven’t wore them but as I said , I don’t know if this is just a factory glitch. But then again I wonder if they will leak there first or develop a hole or crack.Not sure what to think of it ? I’ve never had soles like this before? I bought these boots online with no reviews. They are nice looking, don’t make my feet look huge, As I said I wear a 9.5 and they fit perfectly with room for a medium thickness sock. The laces are made of black leather and stiff to do up, the buckles are rust free but I have never had buckles rust on my boots before, I’m just guessing they must be good to hold up for a while to have rust free buckles in place? I well have to follow up on this review later when I get to wear them for a bit. My greatest concern is the sole but otherwise an attractive looking boot.
Date published: 2019-12-17