Most helpful critical review
Right boot made wierd
on September 26, 2014
Keep in mind that if you order these that they are NOT the most current version of boot coming from Golden Retriever. They are a year or up to three year old over-stock. That's why they are priced cheap.
Opened the box and pulled out the boots. Leather was nice, almost an oily suede, leather welt, lots of good stitching. The boot was made very nicely from a visual point of view. Had a nice rubbery, gummy insole and the lace loops were of nice high quality. I was happy. Put it on and the right boot did not match the left in arch hight and shape, a big pressure point on the outside along the little toe bone next to the heal, but it wasn't as bad as some Carolina's that I bought earlier this year that were purely defective and I threw away. No, I decided to go with these and give them a chance. They were a little tight. I have a small foot. I have been a size 7 from Wally World for years with no problems but these were too tight. Either I am a 7.5 and Wally World sizes their boots wrong or these boots are off. I wore them for 3 days hoping they would stretch out but they wouldn't. Guess I shouldn't assume. The right boot was also narrow where the welt is sewn to the sole causing my foot to spread out way beyond the welt. I could feel the welt under my foot and added a feeling of instability and I had a hard time keeping my balance. It's almost as if they gave me a 6.5d instead of the 7ee that I ordered. Not so happy. I give 3 stars because this version/year of this model of boot was actually quite nice to look at. Hopefully you have a better experience than I.