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Default rocky hunting boots with bad soles- old news to me

while looking for something online i happened
across a discussion (an old one) where folks were
talking about how the soles of their rocky hunting
boots were splitting and chipping off. this happened
to me some years back with 2 different pairs of
expensive rocky brand boots. i never realized until
reading of the hundreds of people this had also
happened to that it was such a widespread problem.
when i was was trying to get some satisfaction from
rocky customer service back then, they acted as if
my problem was an isolated case and everything was
golden with everyone else.
has anyone here had this problem ? do you know
if there was ever any kind of legal action against
rocky boots for their lack of customer satisfaction
in this matter? this subject hasn't crossed my mind
in some time, but if there was some kind of legal
action and rebate or something i'd like to have some
kind of reimbursement for my loss

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I haven't heard of any legal action but I have had two pair of Rocky boots that the sole had got so soft that rocks would embed in them If I walked through a graveled drive or road. They also would leave really bad black marks on the floors.

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My son and I each received new soles from Rocky. We had to pay a shoe shop to put them on. Rocky would not take the boots back. Probably offshore manufacturing. Funny, his boot soles went to pieces in one day. Mine lasted a year longer and had a fast failure. We wondered if we came in contact with a harmful chemical or something.

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I think I had posted in that thread that my Rocky boots did not have any problems. Some time later, I realized that my boots are Irish Setter. So, there.

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. .Funny, his boot soles went to pieces in one day. . .
the soles on my first pair did too. unfortunately, i was out
in the middle of an 1100-1200 acre maize field and had to
walk out with no substantial sole, essentially barefoot. i
guess i'm not too tough because it wore me out and my
feet were raw and cracked


i haven't bought any more rocky boots since and won't ever
again and speak ill of them as often as possible. i saw where
the others had problems and was kind of p.o'ed that rocky c.s.
led me to believe that mine was an isolated incident and that
i was somehow partly to blame maybe poor care of the boots,etc.
if i ever see a class action somewhere i'll try to be part of it if possible

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I've found the work boots line at Tractor supply to be as good as any, and better than most.

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Default Re: rocky hunting boots with bad soles- old news to me

those are really good. a friend
wears those schmidt boots daily
all day. the stores local to me and
near the outpost never seem to
carry the wide sizes though.
i usually wear the justin work
boots around and wear the academy
far east LL bean copy that i buy for
$9.99 after year end when out hunting.
i can usually get 3 or 4 years out of those
then just toss 'em with no regrets.


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I've only owned 1 pair of Rocky boots and that was many years ago. I bought them for hunting, but they squeaked everytime I took a step. Didn't matter what type of surface I was on or what the temperature was.


Can't remember now if I gave them away or threw them out, but I haven't bought any Rocky boots since.
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Haven't even looked at Rocky boots in about 15 years. Had one pair that ate my socks. Tried everything. Heavy socks, light socks, sock liners, sock liners with heavy and light socks, nothing worked. Cabelas took the boots back. Got another pair and couldn't wear them because they hurt my arches terrible. Tried wearing them with no laces but were no good. Talked to Rocky about the problem. They would do nothing about this inferior product and were indifferent about my threats to never have a Rocky boot again. They don't care so I don't care. Plenty of folks wanting my bucks.
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it's funny to see this resurrected.
i drug out a pair the other day that i didn't
realize i had stashed away, and i've already
had to use 2 tubes of glue to repair this nearly
new pair just to get a bit of use out of them
before they get thrown away.
it's sad that the laces are the only usable thing about
them and the boots having nearly zero wear on them

oh well. . . . .

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