I started a new job two weeks ago that requires steel toed boots. I didn't have a lot of money to spend at the time so I picked up a pair of these. They fit my foot well enough, and look good enough, however after the first day I started developing blisters. I bought some new insoles and that problem cleared up. That's not my issue with these boots. Although they could use better insoles, the overall quality of the boots is horrible. After my 8th day on the job, the leather along the sole of the boot split in two and it has gotten progressively larger every day I've worn them. Luckily they still seem to be waterproof, but who knows for how long. I will be upgrading to real work boots in the next few days and will not miss these things. They are good in a pinch, but when it comes to good boots, you get what you pay for.
I purchased these boots about 4 months ago. The reason I purchased them was they were very comfortable which is not always the case with new boots and they seemed like a good value. Since purchasing these boots the leather has cracked along the top of the boot where the toes bend on both the right and left boot and leather portion of the boot heal area has separated from the sole of the boot on the left boot allowing water to penetrate the boot. I should also mention that I do not wear these boots on a regular basis but do wear them when the weather is bad so they have not seen daily use. These boots look like I wore them every day for two years. I would not recommend these boots to anyone as they did not hold up to occasional use. I can't imagine how they would ever hold up to daily use. My lesson was learned the hard way, please don't throw your money away on these boots. Your money is best spent elsewhere!
Purchased these Interceptor boots and a pair of New Balance shoes for the Police Academy. Originally I wanted some Bates or Magnum's however this pair made it a lot easier on the uniform budget. $39.95. (I know one gets what they pay for especially with boots) The boots will only be used as part of the dress uniform and wouldnt be doing any physical training in them. The biggest selling point was the tag. The tag said that the \"interceptor\" brand was a trademark of Hi-Tech and Magnum which made me feel better about purchasing them.\n\nThe tread is aggressive and feels solid. The tag says there is a fiberglass shank in the sole for rigidity. The boot feels comfortable for a 'budget' boot. If they get me through the academy they would have served their purpose. I will post updates as they wear and tear through the academy.