Chippewa Men's 20070 8" Rugged Handcrafted Lace-Up Boot,Chocolate Apache,11.5 D US
Size: 11.5 D(M) USColor: Chocolate ApacheChange
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I've worn these boots for about two weeks now and I really like them. However they are task specific. Don't get these if you work on gravel a lot. For example: my winter boots are a pair of redwing loggers and I could probably walk over a bed of spikes you often times see those Indian guys lying on in bad movies and not feel anything. You feel medium sized pebbles and rocks with these. However I can't wear lined logger boots when it's 100 degrees outside so I wear these. What they are: very light, think the wieght of a tennis shoe in a boot. Sound good? It did to me. They are extremely soft and comfortable. They won't jam up your toes going down steep grades either. Why buy boots that smash your toes up against hard leather? It's pretty much all about the sole. The rectangle indents give good traction but I have noticed they can be slippery on smooth concrete and newly painted curbs. So great for casual but they are a very light boot if you're looking for work boots. Standing on concrete all day? Awesome for that. Working on gravel over concrete or a hard surface. No good. It's gonna feel like someone hit your foot all day with a small hammer at the end of said day. I recommend buying several pairs of boots for each task. Why try to dump all the tasks on one boot? You can never have enough boots.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2012
These boots have an excellent fit. Not quite as big in the toe as a Munson last but still generous. The fit alone is the best feature to me. Would seriously suggest getting your true size, and I think people who say otherwise with these boots are probably comparing it to a much more intrusive dress/casual shoe fit that they're used to. I took them to the UK with me I've been wearing them for 6 months with 4-8 miles of walking a day on average. There isn't a whole lot of cushioning, which is a plus for me because I like a minimal flexible sole that allows you to feel the ground and encourages you to walk with good form. They've stood up to water and mud well (it rains a lot here) but the smoother sole slips a bit on slightly icy sidewalks or smooth flooring. I think I'll be getting the lugged version next.

I was disappointed when the cloth lining in both toes started separating from the boot itself. Not really possible or worth it to repair that type of damage so I'm going to try my luck with another pair because this older style of boot with anatomically correct lasting is hard to find. The welting on them is not exactly top-notch, but at this price it's hard to complain. These are rare purist design of boot that secures your heel and allows your toes to wiggle and spread while many boots anymore are designed to squish your feet together together in the cheapest package possible.

Don't forget to oil them well. It's a shame to see full-leather boots worn out of the box and the leather chaffing from lack of care.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I have owned two pairs of Chippewa boots and I am pleased every time. These are so sturdy it feels like they will take a lifetime just to wear in. Forget about wearing these things out, it's impossible. My other pair of Chippewa boots took New York winters and daily abuse. They looked new even after 5 years. I gave them to a friend who does construction as they were steel toe and I wanted something lighter. And I'm just as happy with these. But be careful, the break in time is fairly long. My heels are angry with me right now. I was too excited to wear these and wore them outside in the cold for over an hour, while walking around. Not a good idea. But they were so warm. My feet were sweating and it was about 20 degrees outside. Just take it easy until the leather molds to your feet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 18, 2014
I've been wearing these boots nearly every day for the last 2+ years (since February 2012) and I absolutely love them!

I recommend them highly, but I do have a couple recommendations:

1. Apply Sno Seal as soon as you get them to make sure they are waterproof. This darkens the boots up to look more like the dark brown in the pictures. I use a heat gun to make sure the Sno Seal really sinks in, but once you've done the initial coat, you only have to reapply once a year or so as needed.

2. These are not a modern, high-tech design. They are leather boots. Your feet are going to sweat. This can be a problem if you are not prepared to deal with that. If you are going to travel with these, bring a spare pair of shoes so you can let these ones dry out occasionally, or you should expect to see some issues with your feet.

Overall, these are great boots. I wear them so much that it is actually time to get them resoled (which is absolutely an option for these quality American made boots).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2014
I ordered a pair of 8.5 D. Probably a bad idea because I know I have fairly wide feet. Amazon happily replaced these 8.5 EE is a good fit for me.
Cons: didn't really trust the stitching from the boot to the outsole looks like it would get snagged easily and unravel. (I put a thick layer of liquid nail around the whole perimeter of the outsole which, should be plenty to stop that from happening)
The boots ate oil like mad (not sure if they were really dry or what but, when I got them they took quite a lot of oil before really wearing them at all)
Pros: very lightweight, incredibly lightweight
high quality leather this is tough stuff it should last quite a while
fantastic laces (even if I switch brands of boots I might continue buying Chippewas' laces)
nice speed lacing hooks

overall very satisfied I imagine these boots will last me three years or so and, unbelievably reasonable price
again.. good work Chippewa and, thanks for the help Amazon!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2012
They texture on the outside of these boots is a little strange, almost like suede.

Also, the sizing is way off, like a whole size. I got 11's had to send them back and then got 10.5's, tried to make them work and ran out of time to return them.

Now I have spend like 25$ on heel pads and cups because there is such a large gap in the heel. These are the first shoes/boots I have purchased that were that far off on sizing.

Amazon was great about the first return. I emailed Chippewa about it and they were pretty much like, well you tried them on, they're yours now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2014
These boots are light and seem very durable and look beautifully made. They are too spacious around the toes and have a very tight fit in the mid-foot area. I wore them around the house for a couple of hours and had blisters on the tops of my feet. I would recommend the 6 inch which has more give in the front and better spacing for the toes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 23, 2014
Before I say anything, I will say that these boots are bar none, some of the best boots/shoes/footware I have ever purchased or own. I cannot emphasize my excitement and joy when I received my chipewwa boots and they had been exactly what I had always imagined. The only reason I hadn't purchased these boots sooner is that I hadn't the money to drop $160-$175 on one pair of boots. However, recently when Amazon held a sale I lunged at the opportunity to buy the boots I've wanted for months. Specifically I will try to list the things you should know so as to decide whether you are going to invest in them or not.

FIT
More or less the fit is exactly as you'd imagine your size for most boots and shoes. Most wouldn't need to get the EE (Wide) as they tend to be REALLY wide and for most it isn't necessary. Pretty overall comfortable out of the box, though I admit that when I get another pair for more general purpose wearing I am going to invest in some better insoles. Nonetheless, as far as comfort I would say they are still in the same running as my Rocky C4T's, albeit I wouldn't dream of going for jogs in my Chippewas.

LOOK/QUALITY
Insofar as the look of the shoes I cannnot say enough how in a world of cheap plastic and rubber garbage, the Chippewa company has done a nothing short of a fine job of bringing quality style within the average working mans budget. In fact I enjoy these boots so much that I am going to be saving this pair for more casual/formal occasions and buy some similar Chippewas with the steel toe for work and walk about boots. The only thing you have to watch out for is that if you plan to stretch their lives, I would recomend some sort of protective layer and to be aware that once they are beat up and have cracks and creases they are not going to look out the box new again. That is not a shot at the shoes or the quality but a reality. My solution? Buy two pairs and use one to beat into the ground and the other for nights out and such. Also they smell like so much leather :)

PRICE
As I've stated, while I will admit that for the average working man or a guy with a part time college job it might be hard to justify nearly $200 boots, I can only say that once you receive them and wear them you more likely than not will NOT be disappointed in your decision. For those of you who see the price and it is a non factor I'd suggest buying 3-4 different Chippewas as opposed to buying 'high fashion' $600 boots/shoes. I myself would certainly be willing to buy again, though I do suggest looking out for Amazons great deals every now and again.

UTILITY
Although I'd love to continue ranting and raving about how great these boots are, the only place where they take a hit in my opinion (at least this model) is that they are somewhat limited in their uses. That is, I would use these particular boots for going out on the town/date nights but would hesitate to use them for 'real' dirty work as they are so easy to get ugly and at that point you cannot use the for what I feel they are best at again. On the other hand, I have used my Rocky C4Ts for casually going out with a t shirt, I have used them to go lift weights, to go for runs, to step in puddles and light mud, and even then they have only maintained a few scuffs and havnt developed tons of creases. And I know they are two different kinds of boots, and they are made for two entirely different purposes but I have found that although I loved them the same, I use my C4Ts every single day whereas I have worn my Chippewas twice. It's just an observation, however I am looking to purchase some more work oriented Chippewas so this may be subject to change.

Overall the Chippewa lace up was exactly what I wanted them to be and Amazon was professional (as always), and because of Amazons holiday sale I was able to have more peace of mind in purchasing boots which would have costed by themselves as much as I paid for my Danner tachyons and my Rocky C4Ts. 5/5 would buy again!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2014
I am in between a size 9.5 and 10. I got the size 10 and I wish I would have gotten the 9.5. Great boot otherwise. A little tough break in period, but now that is over. Very pleased, I will get another pair.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 1, 2014
Great fit but the sole on the right boot has started to separate at the toe after 3-4 months. Not what I expected from a US made boot.
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