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I was pretty excited about these boots. They had a slim profile and looked like they would go well in a casual and suit setting. I grabbed them off of Massdrop .
When the boots came, I thought "damn these look great". But upon further inspection, there are some serious quality issues. Words can't describe it so I'll just link a few pictures.
Without ever being worn, the tongue of these boots were scratched up from the eyelets:
These weren't superficial scratches either, they were deep:
And that was just from the shipping.
The eyelets are such poor quality, they're actually coming out of the leather when you put any stress on them:
Look at that, one of them actually came off:
I'm not sure if I just got a really bad pair, but I'm pretty unhappy with them. They do look nice, but I can't see them lasting more than a few months with that eyelet issue. Would massdrop refund me the money for such a defective product?
I've not only got the same damage from the hardware, but one of the hooks came out because they weren't riveted.
Also, the leather is tearing at the base of the tongue on the other shoe, so the best that will happen in some reinforcement.
All said and done, I'm going to be at least $300 down after the purchase and repairs, and all for subpar shoes. I'm very disappointed.
It's really too bad since they look so nice. I wore them out yesterday and some of the hooks are lost now because they've popped out while walking. I'm going to replace them with regular eyelets.
For people thinking about ordering these in the next drop - don't. Save up a little bit more and get the Wolverine 1Ks instead.
Same experience here, I just completely pulled out the speedlace hooks and wrap the laces around the whole boot after notice it rubbing heavily. Also, the rubber outsole started peeling in the front on both boots. I will definitely not recommend these in future drops. Should've spent the extra $$ for the 1ks.
Wow, the same thing happened to me. I feel like our batch must have been made on a Friday. Also, my boot squeaks like crazy. I feel like build quality is quite low.