These seem like a decent pair of work boots for what they are. But.... Although I did not test them, there is nothing on the boots/tags/box indicating that these boots are waterproof. The description for them on the website says that they are... I returned them since I didn't feel like waiting till my feet got wet and cold before I knew whether the website was more correct than the product itself.
Brahma Men's Challenger Steel Toe 8" Work Boot
- Oil and Slip Resistant Outsole
- Steel Toe ASTM F 2413-11
- 8" Shaft
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Brahma Men's Challenger Work Boots
- Lace-up workboot
- Metal grommets
- Man Made Upper
- Rubber Outsole
- Steel Toe ASTM F 2413-11
- Oil and Slip Resistant
- 8" Shaft
- Padded Collar
Country of Origin: Imported
That'll Learn Me Not To Buy Cheap Boots
I've been wearing these scarcely one month and already they're just about in tatters. One of the soles is ready to start flapping in the breeze any day now, there's splitting along a number of the seams and they've been prone to nagging sogginess from the first day I strapped them on. To call them "heavy duty" (quoted from the first sentence of the item description) is a pretty athletic leap of the imagination. They aren't even trying to be waterproof and the outer construction is just shamelfully bad. The work I do is moderately high on the heavy duty scale, and these boots didn't even come close to keeping up. I can't condemn them as utterly useless, though. If the work you do is light duty and performed exclusively on dry ground, they probably are adequate. The steel toe is never obtrusive and has saved me from crushed pigs on more than one ocassion. Just the same, though, I wouldn't buy these again and I don't intend to buy anything made by this brand in the future.
Yesterday I purchased a Brahma boots from a Walmart store. I do industrial cleaning . The boots says "oil and slip resistant " WRONG. My co-worker had to save my life last night few hours after we started working and I found myself several times almost on the floor. I will NOT recommend these shoes or boots to anyone.
Not the same boots anymore
Bought these boots for my husband for is birthday in May, by the end of June the boot has fallen apart in several spots. My husband works on computer and the most he did in the boots was walk around the office, our house and back and forth to the car to drive to either place. These boots use to last forever, don't expect more than a few months out of them now.
Shortest life of any boot I have owned
I bought a pair of Brahma Challenger boots in February, 2014. Admittedly, they were relatively inexpensive when it comes to "work" boots but I have never had a pair of boots (that are described as work boots) disintegrate so rapidly. They were not worn daily, they had limited exposure to outside elements, and were not used in any type of serious construction or work scenario. I was putting an addition on my house and primarily did interior work since I bought the boots. The actual boot is separating from the soles at the toes, at the heel, and on both sides at a seam. Holes wore thru the toes in record time. They were fairly comfortable at first, but after three months I had to put Dr. Scholls inserts into them because my feet literally began to hurt. It seemed as though the entire boot went into a self-destruct mode, and have become unwearable in less than four months.
I bought these boots for my husband to use for work. We bought one pair about a month ago and the glue around the heel of the sole did not hold. It started to come apart so we decided that it was a fluke and bought another pair. He hasn't worn them for 2 hours and the sole of his boot is coming off on the side. We will not be buying another pair of these.
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