Top positive review
on November 19, 2013
I admit that I have odd feet. I have tried SO many shoes and boots and have always been painfully disappointed. I mean PAINFULLY! These Tretorn Skerry boots have a very straight shape. Most shoes have a curved shape that bends toward the center of the body. That common shape always causes excruciating pain on the outside of my foot especially affecting my little toe. This problem has kept me from doing many things that I have tried so hard to do like hiking, climbing, running etc. Just haven't been able to find shoes that fit. I've even had specialists measure my foot, my stride, my footprint and still, no go. I suppose if I went to a specialty shoe maker and paid $400 or more maybe I could get satisfaction...but not with the price.
These boots are (almost) painless for me and for the slopping around the duck yard that I need to do every day.
Update March 2016
I am radically changing my mind.
These boots worked well for about a year and a half when they started cracking and splitting around the top of the white band that goes around the bottom. I only wear these boot when the weather is sloppy and even then only for a half hour or less in the morning and the same at the end of the day. I am walking either on soft grass or mud. So they weren't getting a lot of use. My sweet hubby repaired the boots with glue and tire tube patches and so I could still use them as long as I stayed out of puddles. Recently I had to put my food in a stream to prod a little renegade duck that had flown over the fence and immediately the boots started filling with water. DRAT!
After looking around at other Tretorn rainboots and reading people's reviews it's easy to see that all Tretorn boots are of poor quality. Everyone claims cracking, splitting and leaking and not much help from the Tretorn company.