This may have been a great boot, if the rubber wrap around wasn't around the ankle. I purchased a new pair of the Bisons and could not finish out my day at work the first day I wore them. They had my ankles hurting so bad i had to unlace them just to walk to my truck. My ankles stayed sore for over a week. I have been buying the 3908s for over 6 years, what were you thinking to discontinue the greatest steeltoe ever made???? Since you discontinued the 3908s and I cant find my size in whats left in the world, I had to resort to a Carolina brand. If you ever bring the 3908s back, let me know and I'll be back to buy them.
I have been in the industrial/manufacturing profession for 30 years and have never written a review in that 30 years until now. These boots with the "ankle production" are by far the most uncomfortable boots I have ever purchased. I have had them now for over two months and I kept thinking, "they'll wear in", but they have'not! My ankles are killing me on a daily basis. BAD Boot!
Purchased these boots about a year ago. Yep. a year warranty is about right because now the soles on both boots have split. they were a very comfortable boot but can't afford to be buying a new pair every year.
I have burned through two pairs of these boots in the last 12 months. The first pair has some splitting of the sole that was covered under warranty and replaced by Farm and Fleet within about 5 months. The second pair didn't incur the same problem, but this pair has had the internal lining and the gore-tex worn through on both boots. Needless to say this is creating discomfort, and without being waterproof, these boots no longer work for me. I really like the fit and feel of these boots, once they are worn in, but they simply don't seem to be able to last. Doubt I will be coming back to this style again.
In the first two weeks I had them I was laying pavers and the leather on the toe got scraped off. that was my fault. i thought I was going to have to replace them. Now, other than looking a little ugly with the steel from the toe showing through they remained waterproof and extremely durable. The leather from the rip stayed ripped right where it was. I've had them for two years now. Finally the rubber on the sole wore out. Going to get another pair.
I almost didn't buy these boots because of the bad reviews... Im glad I did. These boots are extremely comfortable (there's even foam under the insole) and the heel support does just that (locks your heel in place). And I'm sorry but if your in the trades and a boot can go a whole year... that's pretty good. I've been a Carolina and Red Wing man for some time now and these are a good trade off. Wish "Vibram" would have done the sole but il live. See y'all on top of the chimney!
I love these boots for everything working on the farm landscaping construction or digging trenches or logging or just wearing them to school. The only thing that was bad about the was the break in period. The heel guard blistered then back of my heel at first but that's the only thing now just takes a little time to break them in. I love these boots they are very comfortable and durable. The water proofing is excellent too. I grab these boots before anything. they support my ankles which is important to me and they keep my feet from fatiguing. The steel toe has saved my toes many times from being broken. I also used them will I went to welding class for a week they were great there too sparks were no issue neither was the heat and they were comfortable all day. They are too hot in the summer and aren't too cold in the winter. I'm on my feet all day and these boots never fail me. Whenever the current pair I have wear out I will definitely buy another pair.