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Karrimor KSB

“Ksb IV Weathertite boots”

Written on: 23/07/2014 by 481Gardner (1 review written)

I bought a pair of Karimoor, Ksb 4 Weathertite boots when I was 18. I got them after doing a day walk, up near Sheffield. The pair of boots I replaced them, for had given me 6 blisters in a day. After a lengthy trial, I've walked them on 3 Expeditions through the Peak District through, all elements, including 3 farms. Yet Karimoor have delivered time and again, without compromise the redeeming features, are Comfort, durability and good all rounding boots. The only downside is the… Read Full Review

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Karrimor KSB

“Karrimor NO MORE!”

Written on: 21/07/2014 by Tanner486 (1 review written)

Sought assistance from their so called Service Centre. Response was as though I was a blithering idiot. I replied respectfully amplifying on my initial request but was just ignored. Lucky since further research from websites such as this showed that there are better products available… Read Full Review

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Karrimor KSB

“Walking Boots”

Written on: 20/01/2014

Having read some of the review about the Karrimor KSB Boots I am surprised that some people have said they are useless, not waterproof, etc. I purchased these boots while on a walking trip to Wales after I got wet in my own walking shoes and bought these. I wore them for 4 days on approx 10-15 km walks every day and was dry, warm and comfortable. Please note: I was fitted for these boots and I might add that if you have a wide foot you need to go up at least a half size if not a full size… Read Full Review

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Karrimor KSB

““Had my KSBs for 2 years. By far the most...”

Written on: 11/11/2013 by tofiz (20 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

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Karrimor KSB

“won't buy Karrimor again!”

Written on: 10/06/2013

I bought a pair of Event walking boots after my old KSB boots gave up after 5 years superb service, I survey woodlands and used the old boots every day and literally walked thousands of miles in them in the mud. I bought a pair of event boots as I was impressed with my old KSB's. Comfortable enough but they weren't waterproof as advertised and heel tore away from the upper after 8 weeks. I threw them in the bin and bought some Merrel boots that aren't as good as the old KSB's but are 100 times… Read Full Review

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Karrimor KSB

“Poorly made!”

Written on: 05/06/2013 by matt2109 (1 review written)

Bought boots and paid £40 for them. 5 months later they split and are worn out. I have been walking casually round town and did not go hiking or place anything demanding on them. They won't replace them as they think they have had excessive wear. Even if I had worn them whilst hiking up everest you would expect a pair of so called walking boots to last longer than 5 months. Think twice before buying footwear under this brand… Read Full Review

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Karrimor KSB

“KSB Boots Very Disappointing”

Written on: 07/05/2013

I purchased a pair of KSB Aspen Mid 111 weatherlite waterproof boots some 6 months ago. Use them for Saturday walks of 16-20 miles round trip usually North or South Downs Way. I had to purchase a larger pair than my usual shoe size due to there being no width choice available. The first time I used them, they got wet on the outside, which fairly quickly soaked through to my socks, so I had wet feet with boots labeled waterproof. There had been a lot of rain, so I had to accept at the time the… Read Full Review

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Karrimor KSB

“Karrimor ksb hot rock weathertite”

Written on: 05/04/2013

These walking shoes are about as robust as a pair of slippers. My pair had the heels worn through to the air pockets in 6 months. when I took them back I was told that was all I could expect from them and that was their expected lifespan. A brand that has definitely gone down the pan… Read Full Review

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Karrimor KSB

“Karrimor KSB350 Event 2”

Written on: 21/11/2012 by migwelda (1 review written)

Have had ksb's before, that i was very happy with. They where my everyday footwear and lasted 3yrs. Never leaked or fell apart just wore out. So having owned Karrimor before i decided on some more. Since having these boots i've started trekking and have got them soaking in deep, muddy water logged fields and cannot believe how well they have coped. They are comfortable warm and sturdy i would recommend these to anyone on a budget as for the price i don't think they can be matched(£50… Read Full Review

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Karrimor KSB

“POOR QAUILITY WALKING BOOTS FROM DRAGONFLY?!!”

Written on: 21/10/2012 by Vince77 (1 review written)

After 7+ years I reluctantly retired my merrell walking boots for no other reason than the soles had worn down so making them a bit slippery. I spent a fair bit of time looking at other walking boots & being happy with other karrimor products I put my faith in a pair of there top range walking boots at £90. From the first long walk they was not as comfortable as my previous merrells. I’ve had them for a year now but only worn them 10 times or so, as I bought them only for when we go on long… Read Full Review

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Karrimor KSB

“karrimor ksb weayhertite boots”

Written on: 01/09/2012

bought these boots end of july,soles worn out already 6 weeks life span very disappointed.I Will not be bying karrimor again… Read Full Review

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Karrimor KSB

“Karrimor KSB - heel collapsed”

Written on: 10/05/2012

I had a pair of "old Karrimor" KSBs - lasted over 10 years - huge use - worn but still serviceable. Last year I bought a pair of "identical" "new Karrimor" KSBs from Field & Trek in Covent Garden. After about half a dozen short outings the internal heel on the left boot completely collapsed in on itself rendering them useless. F&T don't want to know as they are over a year old (I didn't use them much!) Avoid "new Karrimor" footwear like the plague - its is just terrible quality trading on… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 28/05/2012

Had the same issue with (KSB 350 lite ten months old) but with both soles going completed soft so you may as well be wearing slippers out on the mountain for all the good they are. Resulted in ruined feet and a 7 day hike cancelled on second day. Have had a pair of KSB 300 since 2008 and these are still going strong .. if a little tatty now.

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Skipbourne's Comment

Written on: 09/11/2014

I'm so sad to read so many slandering reviews of how the once amazing Karrimor KSB boots have been reaped of their name and quality.
I bought mine in April 2003 in Little Burke Street Melbourne on special price for $245.00 and after 6 continents of almost everyday of ware and tare, they finally died in 2013. The Romanian made Karrimor boots with Vibram soles WERE amazing! Dry and comfortable to their end.
So sad that large commercial companies buy out small, quality businesses, deplete their quality and reape their good name. :-(

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 03/06/2012

Just had the same problem with a pair of two pair reggata boots but Hawkshead refunded money on one as only 4 month old
The others were 12 month old
I think this is a common problem due to most boots been made at the same chinese factory

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Karrimor KSB

“Karrimor KSB - 6 months use at most”

Written on: 18/04/2012

First set of Karrimor boots and will be my last. The heel wore through in no time and although still waterproof on uppers, the cavity in the heel lets water straight through to inner lining. Karrimor themselves call this wear and tear and is not a design or manufacturing fault. Very poor in terms of value for money and given the competition I will look elsewhere… Read Full Review

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Karrimor KSB

“fantastic boots”

Written on: 07/10/2011 by ombrearanya72 (1 review written)

iv had 4 pairs of these boots over the last 5 years and they are by far the best boots iv owned. iv recomended these boots to two of my friends who wear them and agree they are brilliant. iv climbed and scrambled up the top 14 peaks in the UK in these boots. i wear them nearly every day and purchase a new pair every year wearing the older pair for work. even with my job working in a garage with oil and stuff on the floors and on my feet 8 hours a day they still last another year at least. if… Read Full Review

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Irgrant's Response to ombrearanya72's Review

Written on: 07/05/2013

They can't be the same boots I bought!

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Karrimor KSB

“Karrimore event boot - fine at first- fell apart later”

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

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Karrimor KSB

“KSB boots well below expectations”

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

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Thewalkingstore's Comment

Written on: 03/04/2013

All boots need waterproofing on the outers to prevent saturation as you yourself pointed out, if the outers are soaked where does your sweat go? Nowhere, stays where it is inside the boot, proof the outers and see the vast improvement in performance the liners on all lined boots should be viewed as the last line of defense against water ingress. All proper walking shops will tell you this when your buying the boots.

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Karrimor KSB

“Worn out in 3 months. Whats happened to the Karrimor...”

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

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Guest's Response to johnrlang's Review

Written on: 22/06/2011

Can't speak for walking boots, but I purchased wellingstons that were split in four places within one week. Karrimor refused to recompense as I bought from an intermediary, not direct from them. Utterly disgusted!

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Karrimor KSB

“12 month Guarantee? Soles knackered in under 8 weeks!”

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

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Karrimor KSB

“Had my KSBs for 2 years. By far the most comfortable...”

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

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Karrimor KSB

“Good boots Comfy, Good sole, Water proof, Sturdy...”

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

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