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Chippewa Men's 6" Rugged Handcrafted Lace-Up Boot
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- Made in USA
- Vibram sole
- Shaft measures approximately 6" from arch
- Boot opening measures approximately 11" around
- Boot in burnished leather featuring American Flag lace pin, contrast midsole, and debossed logo at side
- Lace-up with D-ring lacing hardware
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Trust Chippewa for quality working boots that keep you safer while you work These Chippewa work boots feature a smooth chocolate Apache leather foot under a matching 6" lace-up leather shaft. Drill Vamp lining. Round toe profile. Proudly handcrafted in the U. S. A.
Handcrafted in the USA using premium materials, this rugged Chippewa lace-up boot offers great comfort, durability, and style. It's constructed with a leather upper and a Vibram traction sole. Whether you're hitting the pavement, or relaxing by the lake, this boot is functional footwear at its best.See all Product Description
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0036VN958
- Item model number: 20065
- Date first available at Amazon.com: April 23, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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From the Manufacturer
The Chippewa Story
Chippewa Boots has been supplying Americans with top-quality rugged boots and shoes for every purpose since 1901. Chippewa boots aren’t just made, they are built with the guts and determination of the loggers and engineers who paved the way, built the roads, and constructed the buildings that have made this country what it is today. They’re built with uncompromising quality and standards of U.S. craftsmen, to be the finest made, most reliable, authentic, and rich in heritage luxury boots available.
Vibram Stockbridge Outsole
The simple fine lines offer a dress profile, while the lug pattern in the center of the forepart and heel offers traction and stability. Vibram Gumlite is a micro-cellular, synthetic compound that combines slip-resistance with the long-wearing characteristics of rubber, yet Gumlite is half the weight. Vibram Gumlite maintains its physical properties and slip-resisting characteristics in cold weather. It is lightweight like EVA, yet longer wearing.
Handcrafted in the USA
In 1980, Chippewa Shoe Manufacturing Company embarked on a new campaign, - "Hand Crafted by people who care". The campaign focused on the skill of the craftsmen who work for Chippewa that are truly responsible for the high quality outdoor footwear by ORIGINAL CHIPPEWA. Over the years, this campaign has evolved into our company philosophy that Chippewa products use only premium raw materials and are hand crafted in USA. To this day, our U.S. made boots still carry the "Hand Crafted in USA" labels as homage to the men and women that have built the Chippewa brand.
Top Customer Reviews
But there are some negative things.
Break-in: The break-in period is pretty rough. It took at least two or three weeks of daily wear before they really started to break-in. Once they are broken in, they are really comfortable. Early on I treated the boots with mink oil to soften the leather and the waterproof it. If you treat with mink oil, wear thick socks, and keep in mind that these are probably decade boots, a few weeks of break-in is totally worth it. Now every morning, I set them by the register while I'm getting dressed, which makes the leather nice and warm and soft.
Sizing: Just weird. I normally wear a 10 or 10.5. Because I heard these usually ran big, I ordered a ten. They were pretty uncomfortable at first, but that's to be expected with a heavy-duty product like this. It needed to break in. So I broke them in over a period of a few weeks, so the leather would be softer, and the sole would have a little flex. After they broke in, the boots just didn't fit correctly. They were too long, and too narrow. So I ordered a 9.5 EE. The 9.5 EE are almost exactly the same size as my Clark's 10M desert boots, and after mink oil and break-in period, they are great. But I'm left with a pair of boots I don't need...
Arch: They come with a pretty high arch support. It was too high for me. So I bought a heel pad to stick underneath the insole, and it works great.
Orange welt: I was concerned about the apparent orange leather welt in the sole, but it darkens up nicely, and isn't nearly so orange.Read more ›
These were great boots, for just over a month. With normal, occasional wear, the Vibram sole split at the toe and began pulling free of the welt. These boots were worn under normal, casual conditions. The same conditions under which pairs of dress shoes have survived for well over two years. They're not exactly what I would classify as "rugged", as the description claims.
I contacted Chippewa when I noticed the issue with the sole. They replied with the boilerplate response, "While we stand proudly behind our products we are not responsible for damages due to customer abuse or neglect and cannot guarantee any boot that has been repaired or altered. We do not warrant soles against wear."
That's great, and totally understandable. But if they would have accepted the boots back for inspection, or at least asked for a picture of the issue, they would have clearly seen that this was a defect in the manufacturing process (probably not enough glue), and not a result of wear, abuse, alteration or neglect.
I contacted Amazon, as per Chippewa's instructions, and they offered me a partial refund of the purchase price to keep them, or a prorated amount if I sent them back. But not a full refund since it fell outside of the return period. I took them up on their offer to keep them and decided to have them resoled with leather soles at a local cobbler.
The upper of the boot is great quality. They will undoubtedly last for a long time if well taken care of. Other reviews lead me to believe that Chippewa makes a great product. So I apparently got a rare defective pair of boots. Something that would have been understood and completely forgiven if Chippewa had actually stood behind their product.Read more ›
The only difference is the branding (Katadhin Iron Works Engineer), the lifetime satisfaction guarantee, and the LL Bean version also has a toe cap.
Unless you are sold on the toe cap (as I was) it is a better price here on Amazon.
The leather is top notch.
A thicker cut is used unlike many boots on the market, with double and triple stitching on most seams.
With the oiled leather it is not neccesary to use any additional protectors, but most people will tell you it is a good idea.
I had applied a layer of Mink Oil first, allowed this to dry and applied Obenauf's HD Leather Protector.
SnoSeal will do nearly as well as the Obenaufs at a cheaper price.
All of this darkens the leather, but my preference is a deep brown anyway.
By doing so not only did it soften the leather to make the break in easier, but the water just rolls off, and any dirt is easily wiped away.
I mentioned the break in period, as it can be rough going.
The type of leather used, while wonderfully solid and durable, is tougher to break in.
Most people recommend a 2 week minimum if worn most of the time, and up to 2 months if worn intermittently.
So long as you size it right, this will mold beautifully to your foot like a glove.
The top collar rubbed my right ankle quite a lot at first, but after nearly 2 weeks I only feel the slightest pressure on that side still, and expect this to go away after a short time.
I typically wear size 11s, and picked out the 10.5 as they are known to run large.
FYI I wear size 10 Doc Martens, and size out to a 10.5 in the Red Wing Iron Rangers as well.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Spent a few weeks looking for the 'right' pair of boots. I wanted something I could dress up or down and last me for a long time. So far, these boots have been a great purchase. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by StevieSnacks
not worth it for the money......at all. Parts are sewn on inconsistently, too big, low quality craftsmanshipPublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great looking and feeling boot, but huge issues with quality. Leather on the right boot started getting wrinkly and ugly looking after two days of wear, and after two weeks, the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Skylar Francise
I ordered a half size down and it's still a nice space to fill in with winter socks, very well fitted and good looking to boot! (Pun intended)Published 4 days ago by hunter
There boots are amazing! I have had them for a year and a half and they look even better than when I first got them. It may be because I like the worn in look. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very well constructed boot, very comfortable, however it should be known that the sole of the boot slips very easily in snow and especially on ice so use extra caution.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer