Wolverine Shoes

Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri May 25, 2012 10:50 am

I bought a pair of Wolverine shoes, "casual" style last November. I have only worn them 10 times, at the most. I did wear them once in the rain and I thought I felt like my feet were getting wet. This morning I wore them when I took Marley out in the wet grass. Within 5 minutes the shoes were making squishing sounds and my socks were getting wet. Water leaks right in through the stitching all around the shoe.
In addition when I first bought them the soles were very slippery, I had to scuff them up on a concrete surface.
$110 worth of Red Chinese garbage.
Wolverine will be hearing from me, I bought my last pair of them.
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My Wolverine Durashock steel toes haven't held up very well either.
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri May 25, 2012 11:27 am

I have a pair of Wolverine pull-on boots that are about 1.5 years old. Soles are starting to crack and I get wet socks around the stitching as well. My 10 year old Red Wings are in better shape than these after 1.5 years...last pair for me.
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri May 25, 2012 11:31 am

Wolverine got the same message on their contact form, including my comment about the shoes being Red Chinese garbage.

I bought a pair of LL Bean boots about 20 years ago, not the lace ups but the pull on ones so I could take them on and off easily when I had to take the dogs out. I'm still wearing them and they haven't leaked 1 drop of water.

http://www.americansworking.com/shoes.html
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: jpete On: Fri May 25, 2012 1:36 pm

I had a set of Red Wings that cracked the sole right across the ball of my foot.

I don't know if a decent boot is available.
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: franco b On: Fri May 25, 2012 3:55 pm

I like doctor approved shoes so I go to Walmart and spend $25 for DR. Scholls. I know that's high but foot health is important.
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri May 25, 2012 3:59 pm

Thorogood shoes are good, there american made and a lot of them can be resoled.
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: franco b On: Fri May 25, 2012 4:07 pm

I once bought a pair of Knapp lineman shoes. I think they were about $16. Had an extra flap of leather where the shoe would contact a pole. Took about 10 years to get them to bend when walking. Don't think I ever did wear them out. The Knapp oxfords for $12 were really excellent.
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri May 25, 2012 4:29 pm

Has anyone ever bought a pair of Wolverine 1,000 mile boots? I have heard they are very good!

Gokey is a nice boot, I had a few pairs.
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri May 25, 2012 7:25 pm

I have 2 pair of boots, both Red wing. A heavy logger and lightweight pair, the loggers are made in the USA and the lightweight ones are made here with imported materials. I couldn't find a pair of lightweight boots totally made in the US. I couldn't say anything bad about either pair. I was walking around 3 inches or water for hour or two with the lightweight ones and my feet never got wet. They weren't even advertised as waterprooof. They about 2 years old now and I wear them everyday, i was out mucking around some mud/water just the other day and they were still keeping my feet dry. They weren't cheap, I think they were $170. The loggers are $280.

My only other pair of footwear is pair of minnetonka slippers/leisure shoes. I had to carefully select them too because I was finding many of them Made somewhere else.

franco b wrote:I like doctor approved shoes so I go to Walmart and spend $25 for DR. Scholls. I know that's high but foot health is important.


High? I've purchased cheap boots from Wal Mart in the past but only because I was using them on the truck and the sulfur water pretty much destroyed anything pretty quick.
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: WNY On: Fri May 25, 2012 8:39 pm

most of my boots and shoes I use Mink oil on them to help soften and waterproof them....
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri May 25, 2012 10:07 pm

E Mail Trail:


Waterproof I do not expect. Water resistant I do expect from any pair of men's shoes. I have been wearing shoes for a fair number of years and have ventured out in wet conditions (wet grass, rain, snow, etc) quite a few times, so I would think I'm fairly well versed in what to expect from most men's footwear under varying conditions.
This particular pair of shoes, after 10 minutes of walking around on wet grass left my feet completely soaked, to the point that I had to remove my socks and dry my feet. I did not step in a 2" deep puddle, it wasn't even raining.
The problem is poor quality and poor construction. The uppers are sewn on with the edge of the material facing outward, creating a channel that accumulates water and allows it to seep into the shoe.
I would prefer not to return the shoes to the retailer without some kind of authorization from Wolverine first. I have dealt with this retailer many times and they are very fair. I don't want to seem like I am blaming them for this problem.

You are asking for my contact information, however I have already provided it in the contact form and is replicated in the history that is part of this email.

As far as the style and size info please refer to the attachments.

Shoes were purchased here on 11/22/11 for $109.99:

http://www.famousbrandshoes.biz/

Thank you.







On May 25, 2012, at 1:10 PM, Web - Wolverine Boots & Shoes wrote:

Hello John,

Thank you for contacting us about your Wolverine footwear. I am sorry to hear about the issues you are having with your footwear. I am sorry to say that the Zeus is not/ nor does it claim to be waterproof. We recommend returning them to your retailer first. If they are unable to assist I will be more than happy to set up a return and do a replacement for a new pair. If this is something you are interested in please let me know. Please provide the information below and we can get the return started immediately.

-Name
-Address
-Daytime phone number
-Style and color of footwear or stock number
-Size and Width

Once we have received your information we will send you a Return Authorization number and instructions on how to return your product.

I hope this is helpful!

Zach W
Wolverine Consumer Accounts Specialist U.S.
T 1.866.699.7369 F 1.888.306.0936
http://www.wolverine.com



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The following question was submitted by John K

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I bought a pair of Wolverine shoes, Zeus Oxford style last November. I have only worn them 10 times, at the most. I did wear them once in the rain and I thought I felt like my feet were getting wet. This morning I wore them when I took my dog out in the wet grass. Within 5 minutes the shoes were making squishing sounds and my socks were getting wet. Water leaks right in through the stitching all around the shoe.
In addition when I first bought them the soles were very slippery, I had to scuff them up on a concrete surface.
$110 worth of Red Chinese garbage, I'm sorry to say.

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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri May 25, 2012 10:08 pm

WNY wrote:most of my boots and shoes I use Mink oil on them to help soften and waterproof them....


It would take a vat of silicone sealer to keep the water out of these shoes.
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat May 26, 2012 8:28 am

I think you may have gotten a defective pair.

I've worn the Durashock Oxford everyday to work for the last five years and never had that issue. Well not the same pair. I buy a new pair every year. But I work on a papermachine so I'm in wet conditions everyday. They aren't water proof but they are water resistant.
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat May 26, 2012 8:47 am

Interesting. Thanks.
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat May 26, 2012 9:38 am

W'nC, I've got a cheap pair of work boots with a welt configured just as your's is. The style welt you describe isn't a 'storm welt'. I bought some silicone waterproofing (Camp Dry) and sprayed the bee-Gs out of my pair. They still wick water into the shoe but not nearly as fast. I need to wax up the welt really good and that will really slow it down. It's worked for others in the past.

I was looking around for a decent description of the construction of different welt designs. I found this link to a decent description on askandyaboutclothes via google search that sums it up fairly well AFAIK. Better yet is this link to a .pdf about various welt designs.
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