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Written on: 27/01/2015 by bdMcCollum318 (1 review written)
Lasted me 13 years. Did Helvellyn in them at age 14 after owning them for 1 year and still going now I'm aged 26. That's a massive 13 years. Heavy use hill walking in Dales and Lake District, also everyday use when snowing or in muddy fields at outdoor events. Sole has never come unstuck, just worn through and leather now finally cracking. Perhaps I should've cleaned them better? Only problem is they don't make these anymore...what to do?!… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/04/2014 by Rodrigo430 (1 review written)
I have had my boots a few years, but not worn the very much. The sole is still in really good condition, as are the uppers, but the plastic/rubber edging had worn away in several places so that the sole is nearly falling off. This has never happened to me with any other boot. Very disappointed and wont buy again. I'm now trying to find someone to repair them… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/06/2012
I have had these boots 6 years now and the wear on the sole has always been poor with the edge of the heels starting to break up when they were only 2 years old. Having just returned from a few days walking in Wales I noticed that the grey section of the sole has now come away. Rubbish. Other half has a pair of Scarpas bought on the same day as my Raichle's and they have none of these issues. Both pairs of our boots have endured the same usage, conditions and treatment so very poor show… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/04/2012
Reading the other reviews I think I must have been lucky with mine. I bought mine over 4 years ago when they were under the Raichle name. I've been all over in them, himalayas, the alps, Wales, Scotland etc and the only ever time I had any problems with them was when I had one heel blister while trekking in Crete (even then I put this down to the wrong type of sock rather than the boot). The uppers on the toe area have scratched and scuffed easily given they don't have the toe protector… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/03/2012 by McCruiskeen (1 review written)
The uppers are great. The Vibram sole is excellent. Tyhe shock-absorbing layer disintegrates,allowing the Vibram to detach from the boot. It is the spongey shock-absorbing layer that seems to be the trouble. A great boot in all other respects, but I shall not be buying another pair… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/02/2012 by Guille (1 review written)
Different problem, same NO solution! I bought my Mammut's MTN Trail boots last September '11 and by December '11 the eyelets started to get rust. I used them to go hiking in the forests around London and also in Wales. Never used them in a sea environment or similar. Ellis Brigham has dealt with them and they refused to repair or send me a new one's due to a improper use. I dont really know what to do since this boots are not cheap at all! Anyone with the same problem or with a… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/01/2012 by jimmymac1 (1 review written)
I spent two weeks in Austria with my brand new boots on and they were great, they were comfortable and I did not get any blisters. Unfortunatly a lug "fell off" during my holiday and on return to the UK I had to have them resoled. Steer clear of these boots… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/05/2011 by backpackr (1 review written)
Mammut took over some of Raichle's products. This Mammut boot is identical to the Raichle boot by the same name.
The boots are manufactured in Romania and the sole detaches in a sort time in spite of good care and gentle use. I returned the boots to Mammut USA and they sent me a second pair of identical boots, also made in Romaina. The sole of the second pair detached in exactly the same place and in the same manner as the first pair. Mammut USA offered me yet another pair but I declined… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/04/2011
the same problem like everybody! The sole is disintegrating just after 1 year of wearing... It seems like this excellent boot it's ruined by this Vibram sole! Incredible! Almost everybody has the same problem! So, "something is rotten in the state of Switzerland!!!"… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/03/2011
Same problem as all Timberlands. They feel great but the soles fall off within a year of light use. The company does not care because people keep buying. Buy something that will last… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/01/2011
Great boots, and very comfortable - but I've had the same problem as many other reviewers: the soles have fallen apart. The uppers are wonderful and were looking great after all the use and then being waxed - but the soles have literally disintegrated. Very disappointed as I really didn't want to have to buy another pair of boots so soon… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/12/2010
i wrote glowing reviews for these boots when i first bought them. how very blinkered of me! having worn the boots for little time and no hard walking the sole is coming away from the boot. a bit of research and i find that this is a common problem, some say it is covered under warranty, others say not, and the fact the company has been taken over makes me think i will not succeed.
so i am now looking for long term use reviews on my next pair of walking boots… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/12/2010
Same deal here, I thought I was going to be hiking in these boots as an old man but the cushion between the sole and shoe has turned to dust, literally; when I pull back the sole all the cushion falls out in clumps and if you try to pick it up with your fingers is just d. Really loved these boots. I'm not the most avid hiker hence the delusions of lifetime use I just want a boot like dad used to wear for his entire adult life. Guess they really don't make 'em like they used to… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/11/2010
Same problem-the rubber between the leather and sole just deteriorates. Now having to replace as outside warrenty period… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/10/2010 by kcview (1 review written)
I bought these boots 18 months ago...and like nearly all of the reviews the sole has perished. It is such a shame as I they have been so comfortable. The leather has worn well and my feet have always stayed dry. It was interesting to note the comment on 2 year warranty, as my local shop didn't seem to know about that. I am still waiting on the outcome of their return to the manufacturer… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/08/2010
My first pair lasted 200 miles on the SWCP then the lace fixings started to fall out, ended up with boots tied on with string till I got home as I did the path in one hit. The shop changed them for another pair and the heels started to disintegrate after 500/600 miles of normal country walking.
I would not buy another pair nor a pair of Mammuts as their standard of footware can't be much better if they bought Raichle out.
Most disappointed .
R.P.Thomson… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/04/2010
In case you do not know Raichle/Mammut have extended the warranty on these boots to 2 years because of the known problem with the soles… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/04/2010
They are the most comfortable boots I have every worn, but the multi part sole just falls apart. I have worn out 4 pairs of boots in the same way, despite gluing them back together, while the leather uppers are perfectly good for a few 100 more miles. I would love to have bought another pair but bought Meindl Burma pro's instead which are noticeably heavier but a lot tougher… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/04/2010 by johnfmackay (1 review written)
My first pair lasted 18 months, only used them to walk the dogs on gravel tracks, as experienced by others the heels were first to disintegrate followed by the soles. Cotswold HQ replaced them 5 months ago under warranty with the same (now called Mammut).These have now started to disintegrate in exactly the same fashion...and only 5 months old... I'm very disappointed as they are easily the most comfortable boots I've ever owned. There won't be a third pair. From my experience I would advise… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/03/2010
When I first got these boots they were really comfy straight out of the box. However I am really disappointed that after only 16 months the sole on one of the boots has started to come away! I took them to my local cobbler for some advise and was told the rubber cushioning between the boot and the sole had started to perish! Not impressed, I expected to get a good few years out of these boots. Will probably look at Scarpa next time… Read Full Review