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Waterproof Layer Tore after a few months,
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This review is from: Teva Men's Wapta Mid-Height Waterproof Hiking Shoe (Shoes)
EDIT: I wanted to follow up on these shoes. I put off returning them thinking that I would end up losing out too much money in the long run. I found a pair of Keen waterproof hiking boots for $11 at an REI garage sale, so I figured I would just send the Tevas back to see what happened. They took the shoes back without problem and are sending me a $120 Gannet Mid waterproof hiking boot. They issued the replacement and shipped it out within 2 days of receiving the boots! I can't give the boots themselves a high rating because they failed so quickly with such light use (I wore them everyday, but on a bike commuting to work. Nothing like trail hiking), but Teva as a company receives high marks. Their customer service was quick, efficient, and very generous. Thanks!
EDIT. I like the ways these fit, but the right boot developed a small tear in the waterproof lining on the inside. They work fine in snow and slush, but I rode my bike with them in a steady rain, and my right foot was thoroughly soaked. To do a warranty, I have to send them back to Teva ($20 for shipping) in hopes of getting online store credit since they don't sell this version anymore. That means, I paid $50 on Amazon, and extra $20 to ship them back, in hopes of getting a small credit to buy a more expensive shoe on their own website. I feel stuck with them at this point even though they don't do what I had hoped they would. Oh well. Just be warned that the inside waterproof lining is either defective in my case, or really weak and tears easily.
I bought these for biking in the rain and the snow. They do not breathe well, so I do not expect to wear them in warm weather. For what I am doing they are perfect though. They have good traction. They fit just right. The style is okay, but that's fine by me. The way the tongue sits against my ankle is bothersome, so I have to pull it away from my foot, but otherwise, I don't have any complaints. Great buys.