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Old 11-10-2017, 11:59 AM
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So they are offering $357 towards a new pair?
290 so i would need to pony up some cash to get a replacement

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First of all, that's a high-volume molded sole boot, probably rebranded (i.e. the cheap stuff). My guess is they're not even re-soleable, sort of like buying a cheap car with tires & wheels factory-welded to the brake drums. Those are nothing like double-stitched Hanwag boots. A better title would be 'Dont buy molded sole boots for demanding use'.

High-end manufacturers of all products, from cars to boats to beer to electronics and boots, are always looking for ways to down-market some product lines when customers go for cheaper price points.

'Made in Croatia' - they possibly sourced a cheaper line of vibram soles which look like they are either fused to the boot during molding or maybe even created during the molding process.

Had a pair of Meindl boots once made the same way. One day the whole bottom just separated from the tops and I had to walk around like wearing a pair of flip-flop thongs until I found some duct tape. Tossed them like an empty BIC lighter before I got home.

Just take the hit, and then go for a good pair of double-stitched Hanwag or Viberg boots.
https://www.hanwagboots.ca/grunten.html
https://www.hanwagboots.ca/bergler.html
https://workboot.com/products/viberg...sulated-hunter

lol these are hanwags!!
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:00 PM
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First of all, that's a high-volume molded sole boot, probably rebranded (i.e. the cheap stuff). My guess is they're not even re-soleable, sort of like buying a cheap car with tires & wheels factory-welded to the brake drums. Those are nothing like double-stitched Hanwag boots. A better title would be 'Dont buy molded sole boots for demanding use'.

High-end manufacturers of all products, from cars to boats to beer to electronics and boots, are always looking for ways to down-market some product lines when customers go for cheaper price points.

'Made in Croatia' - they possibly sourced a cheaper line of vibram soles which look like they are either fused to the boot during molding or maybe even created during the molding process.

Had a pair of Meindl boots once made the same way. One day the whole bottom just separated from the tops and I had to walk around like wearing a pair of flip-flop thongs until I found some duct tape. Tossed them like an empty BIC lighter before I got home.

Just take the hit, and then go for a good pair of double-stitched Hanwag or Viberg boots.
https://www.hanwagboots.ca/grunten.html
https://www.hanwagboots.ca/bergler.html
https://workboot.com/products/viberg...sulated-hunter

All that is very true but when Hanwag put their name on them they should stand behind them a bit better and at least offer a refund or a new pair. Hanwag was certainly there to collect the profit or royalties from selling non hanwag hanwags. I to fell for the Meindles but the store I bought them from gave me a refund.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:14 PM
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lol these are hanwags!!
Yeah, of a different model of boots. What's your point?
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:19 PM
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Yeah, of a different model of boots. What's your point?
ah i see. i thought you were saying i should buy hanwags because they're better boots lol

so that style is better?
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:26 PM
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ah i see. i thought you were saying i should buy hanwags because they're better boots lol

so that style is better?
Way better. Just like some other kinds manufactured product, the double-stitched version happens to be better design, more attention to detail, repairable, made stronger. And in this case, happens to be a more traditional (and slightly more expensive) hand-built process.
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Old 11-10-2017, 01:30 PM
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Way better. Just like some other kinds manufactured product, the double-stitched version happens to be better design, more attention to detail, repairable, made stronger. And in this case, happens to be a more traditional (and slightly more expensive) hand-built process.
i will keep that in mind, as i'm probably going to be boot shopping in the near future.
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i will keep that in mind, as i'm probably going to be boot shopping in the near future.
Wal-Mart has good boots. At least you know what you're getting.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:50 AM
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That must be so annoying. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:39 AM
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This is not good to hear. I've had my Hanwags for about 25 years and they've been a fantastic boot but I've been considering getting them replaced. Hearing stories like this makes me wonder whether their customer support is lacking.
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:03 PM
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I love my hanwags. I own two pairs. A buddy of mine put 1000s of miles on his and the sole started coming off so he sent them back and they resoled them at no cost so I believe if it was a Hanwag issue they would’ve done something about it. I can’t speak highly enough about mine
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:59 AM
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Wal-Mart has good boots. At least you know what you're getting.
turns out i have to cancel my trip to walmart for new boots.


they shipped me a replacement pair. i didn't see that coming to be honest.

let's hope these boots do better because they won't get sent in for warranty.
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:13 PM
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turns out i have to cancel my trip to walmart for new boots.


they shipped me a replacement pair. i didn't see that coming to be honest.

let's hope these boots do better because they won't get sent in for warranty.
Nice
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:31 AM
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turns out i have to cancel my trip to walmart for new boots.


they shipped me a replacement pair. i didn't see that coming to be honest.

let's hope these boots do better because they won't get sent in for warranty.
That's great to hear!
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:13 PM
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Glad to hear and thanks for updating
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:39 PM
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So they sent you an upgraded pair of boots gratis and you are complaining about their warranty?
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