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$36.99 - $114.95
- Lace-up work boot featuring Climasphere sockliner and padded collar
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The Second Shift by Cat Footwear. This classic work boot is Built For It. A staple on jobsites around the world, the Second Shift has a rugged full grain upper, slip resistant rubber outsoles and a durable welt construction.
Caterpillar boots are trusted most by today's working men not only for their durability but for their comfort. These CAT work boots feature a genuine brown leather foot under a matching, 6" lace-up leather shaft. Padded collar offers added support and comfort. Single stitched Goodyear welt. Round toe. Imported.
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B018EVS0PI
- Date first available at Amazon.com: December 3, 2012
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Top Customer Reviews
As for the boots (which is the ONLY basis for the 3-star rating on the product), I wear an 11-M or 'D' US size, and is what I ordered. The width fit perfectly, and the length wasn't bad either. Give-or-take, the length-and-width were on-size. Now, about how they DIDN'T fit.
Unless your feet are only 1/2-inch tall from floor to top of metatarsal, you cannot get your foot into them! I put my right foot into the boot half way (with no laces in it) and right at the point where the tongue is sewed to the upper-leather, it was so tight (and I did force my foot into them, to see if it was just a first-fit issue), that I liked not to have been able to remove them! When I did get them off, a huge purple mark was on the top of my metatarsal at the same location as the tongue-to-upper seam. I've NEVER had this fit issue with any other boot I've ever bought (of the dozens I've had over the years). This is not 'a foot issue', or a 'wrong size issue', this is a 'manufacturer didn't cut the upper leathers correctly' issue.
To prove this point, I took the new (not worn in public) boots to my local cobbler and had him take a look at them. I explained the problem, and after wetting them and stretching them almost a half-inch at the seam location, he was able to help me fit them perfectly. (his words, 'thanks, that'll be $25, and no they wouldn't have fit if I hadn't have done that - they did have a shaping problem).
They now fit well, and are rather well built (triple stitching, reinforced toe stitching to sole, good leather thickness, good quality sole, etc.) - Just be prepared for (most likely) a trip to your local shoe repair store (cobbler) to have them stretched to fit, if you get them on-size L x W, unless you have one REALLY flat foot and don't plan on using a good thickness sock with them.
I wouldn't buy these again for the fit issue, after all said and done, shipping times were horrible, and they cost over $100 with the added cobbler work on my end.
Only criticism is they run a little bit narrow. If in doubt, get the wide fit.
I have encountered problems previously with stitching that comes apart: but I don't really take care of the boots by waterproofing them and such, so if the stitching perishes I accept responsibility. They are so cheap that if they just last me a year before I need another pair, I'm fine with that. As it is, they last a good few years - sometimes with a little repair, mostly they die a 'natural death' from wearing out.
Can't say I've had any problems with comfort as far as the leather being stiff. They've always broken in pretty quickly. I would recommend some kind of additional in-sole cushioning - they can be a little hard on the soles of your feet if you're wearing them all day.
All told, I will continue to search these out whenever I'm ready for a new pair of boots. Creature of habit.
The soft toe are great since they give when you are working on your knees and your toes are dragging around. The padded ankle worked great.
I was him crawl into crapped places bagging up again walls, rocks, root, pipes and thing you should never bump like snakes. Yes he did. Worth every penny.