Wolverine King Caribou III 9'' GORE-TEX Insulated Waterproof Hunting Boots for Men
what the heck?
I have to say that first off, when I got these boots, they were very comfortable and pretty warm. Waterproof too. that was in 10/2011. That's about all for the good stuff.
I wore them for two days in 2011 bear season and one week in deer season. Fine.
I then wore them 2x a month for training, 8 hours or less.
I noticed that the rubber was wearing quickly on the bases of the treads, which exposed a fabric inside.
In May, 2012, I went to a one week training for patrol rifles, which included walking on 3/4" stones and cement, during that week, I wore through numerous tread nubs and the rubber edges of the boots started to completely shred and hang off, exposing the fabric coloring underneath.
these boots are complete junk and please do not buy if you plan to wear them more than once a month. A good pair of boots should last substantially longer than these. I'm attributing this wear to the boot pattern in the sole rather than a standard black/tan all rubber or composite sole. it appears that the rubber or composite wore completely off the fabric.
This really hurts me because every pair of wolverine boots I have ever bought up until this pair (probably 8 different pairs/styles) has fit great upon purchase, have worn like iron and held up great for the duration.
these, however, not so much.
July 19, 2012
wolverine boots insulated
Excellent fit and comfort, worth the price and a overall good boot.
September 6, 2006
They're a good pair of boots
These boots are very comfortable, I can wear them all day and my feet never get tired or sore. They also do a great job of keeping the water out. I had to field dress a hog in the middle of a creek that was almost up to my calf, my feet stayed completely dry. Well.. one sock got soaked, but that wasn't the boot's fault, I fell while I was in the creek.
The only complaint I have is that my feet got cold last time I was out. But... I did not have a pair of insulated socks on, so I'm sure that will solve my problem on my next hunting trip. I've worn them quite a few times and my feet have only gotten cold that one time.
For the price they are great boots.
November 13, 2008
I bought these boots after trying on almost every pair in Bass-Pro. I liked the way they felt on my feet and especially like the weight.
Wore them Elk hunting waded creeks, and wet grass on cold mornings. Never had a leak and my feet stayed warm.
Looking at a 2nd pair, just in case.
September 13, 2007