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- 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.
The Second Shift men's work boot is slip resistant, and has an oiled full grain leather or nubuck upper, nylon mesh lining, Climasphere sock liner, and is made with Goodyear welt construction.
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B018EVS0PI
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 18, 2010
- 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.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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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.
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.
Edit: The Obenhauf is great for breaking in the boot. The proofing helps to soften the leather. I stand all day at work and walk on steel grates and my feet don't hurt anymore because these things.
You'll need to get a good insole as my boots didn't come with any but that's ok because I never like the stock insoles. I usually buy new ones. You won't be disappointed. Order the size you expect. They run true to size.
The pressure on top of the foot has gone after a week of wear and proofing.
UPDATE: After really giving these a chance to break in, they have been better than expected. If you can weather the storm of the break in process then these are pretty decent for the price. update my review from 1star to 3star. Would probably not buy these again though..