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Written on: 09/09/2011
Purchased Karrimore 'Event' boot March 2010 after recommendation from friend. Initially very comfortable, light and water proof on day walks and a couple of long weekends in the Lake district. Just finished Tour Mont Blanc in the Alps, the sole became worn through after 7 days and the rubber glue to upper started to peel away! The boots have plenty of tread left but both soles appear to have lifted from the main boot and disintegrated. I am aware that the boots are 18 months old but bearing… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/08/2011
I purchased a pair of KSB Tour 11 waterproof boots some 6 months ago. Used them for some minor walks at first as it took quite a long period to break them in. After this period, on my second long hike, the weather was very wet and the boots became completely saturated on the return leg of the hike. Unsure as to why this happened, I dried them out slowly and used them the following week-end with the same result, however the conditions were not as poor as the previous week. I returned them and… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/06/2011 by johnrlang (1 review written)
Purchased in February, dead by June 2011. The soles were worn through, rubber toe protection falling off, insole insets unglued, lining worn through. These shoes were fairly comfortable and used regularly for bushwalking in Perth. These hiking shoes have been the worst wearing of any brand purchased previously… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/05/2011 by fishyboots (1 review written)
Boots were really comfortable and i wore them very happily with expectation of a long happy life together, man and boot in perfect harmony! However, after less than eight weeks use I noticed that he soles had begun to wear through. i am most annoyed and will be trying to return them, wish me luck!… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/05/2011 by admiralhardinge (2 reviews written)
Had my KSBs for 2 years. By far the most comfortable boot I've ever worn. Used virtually every week in all weathers including 2 Alpine backpacking holidays. Now the waterproofing and some of the stitching has gone.
However, buy sensibly for approx £50 and these are a bargain, even if you have to change them every other year. Rather £50 and comfortable replaced every 2 years, than £100 and never perfect comfort, even if more expensive boots do last longer… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/04/2011
Good boots Comfy, Good sole, Water proof, Sturdy around the ankle.
I have a funny feeling that most of the reviews here are from the competition. I have had many boots over the decades, Brasher, Salomon, Berghaus etc... I find Karrimor to be more or less in the same boat when it comes to hiking, walking boots. I enjoy rock hopping going of trail giving my boots and I a good scramble and of ccourse doing the garden, its not all fun!
Hope this review helped. Remember most boots now use Vibram… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/04/2011 by Phil of Cilcain (1 review written)
I'm up to 500 miles now and the boots are looking somewhat worn. The sole and uppers are still good, but the heal has started to break up a little and the boots are no longer waterproof, the EVent lining having worn through at the heal. The laces have been replaced.
They are still the most comfortable boot I have owned (now, as long as it's dry!) and for £50 great value, but perhaps better suited to someone who walks less than the 1,500 miles per year I do. Next report at 600 miles!… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/03/2011
worst pair of boots ever, leather cracked and split even though was treated and water proofed after every wet muddy walk. should have took them back,cheaply made and poor quality… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/02/2011
Brought these for £40 from Blacks. Comfy to start with but never really waterproof when put to the test in the hills. One of the lacing points has ripped out and some of the others are 'sharp' so they cut into the laces leaving you with tiny bits to tie up the boot (a real pain on a long walk). Old KSBs used to be bulletproof; not so the new ones, wont touch them again!… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/02/2011
Superbly comfy straight out of the box BUT - and it's a big but - as reported by numerous others, after about 3 months use the waterproofing failed on both boots and one sole has worn through.
Fortunately I 'only' paid 30 notes as opposed to the 90 they were originally priced at, but even so, appalling quality! Best stick to Hi-Tech or Aldi for low priced reasonable boots. Never again will I buy Karrimor… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/02/2011
Same as everyone else's poor review. Boots fell apart after abot 30 miles of walking. Karrimor will not respond to any contact - just don't bother with them… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/01/2011
Unfortunately I have just had an invasion of mice in my garage in the winter and one of them set up home in my left Karrimor KSB goretex boot, and chewed all the lining out of it to make it more to his taste..
..These were the best boots I have ever had..comfy, warm, waterproof.. I have been to Everest in these, walked the Annapurna circuit for a month, and every hill and dale in Yorkshire and Lancs...
..So, looking to get some more I stumble on this website..thank goodness, it seems like the… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/01/2011
Weirdly I am only looking on here in search of a replacement for a pair of Karrimor event boots which I have had for 5 years and they have been fab!! The only reason I am looking to replace them is because I have worn a hole in the upper and they now let the water in! I did hear a rumour that Karrimor had changed hands...maybe this is the problem with the latest boots?
Now I have a problem as I don't know whether to replace like for like...wish I had never come across these reviews!!! :)… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/12/2010
My Karromor's are comfortable and stylish but leak like a seive. They are unfortunately useless for walking and hiking in the UK. The problem is that on both boots the rubber sole has separated from the fabric leaving a perfect water entry point for puddles over one inch deep. This problem materialised after 3 months. Useless - do not buy Karrimor… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/12/2010
false advertising, soles leaked within weeks highly dissapointed as i always wanted a pair. leather ruined by winter weather only plus was they ar very comfy. i only bought them 5 weeks ago… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/12/2010 by rah30 (2 reviews written)
I bought a pair of Karrimor KSB Tour II weathertite boots that i expected to be totally waterproof as they were marketted at over £100 and stated on the boots themselves that they are waterproof. i bought a Nikwax reproofing agent for leather and fabric boots so that i could look after them. After the first day's use my feet were damp, so out came the reproofing agent and i treated them. this made no difference and by the third day my feet were really wet soon after putting them on. I work at… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/11/2010
I bought a pair of KSB 350 Event boots a few months ago to trek in Nepal. They only cost £50 (allegedly reduced from £99)so I was a little doubtful. However, they were instantly comfortable and did a few local walks and a couple of accents of Snowdon before I set off. In Nepal they were superb keeping my feet dry from sweat in 30C heat, comfortable on rocky trails, and with plenty of cushioning, made walking on rocky ground and stepped trails comfortable. I've not tried any seriously wet… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/11/2010 by Soggy Socks (1 review written)
I bought my Karrimor KSB 300GTX boots in 2003 for £99.00. They have been comfortable from the start and I have never had the problems with blisters that my old leather boots gave me. I have used them three or four times a year for rough walking in the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Wales. They always kept me dry but then two years ago I walked a gentle few miles in heavy rain and for the first time they leaked. This has been a problem ever since and now I don't reckon to get more than a… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/11/2010
Very comfortable, however they are not waterproof and I got soaking wet feet on a very long hike which resulted in blisters, threw them in the bin and bought a better pair. Do not use if you expect rain or wet grass… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/10/2010
I am 61 and had actually given up the search for a good pair of boots for hillwalking. Although I have never needed to visit a chirpodist, I have what are apparently known as "high volume" feet. That means high arch, broad forefoot and OK,fat feet.
Over the decades I have tried on dozens of boots in all the usual outdoor shops, without success. Then one day I was in TK Maxx looking for a pair of trainers when I spotted a pair of Karrimor Coniston Weathertite KSBs. To my astonishment they… Read Full Review