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Ascent Alpha 2 (4E) Women’s black safety Boots
100% Love these boots. Fantastic support and comfort. Funny sizing though. Had to go down a size in my regular shoe size. Not sure about wear and tear as I’ve only been wearing them about a month. The AUS safety standards match steel cap boots as this is a composite boot. I’m very happy with that. Bit pricey but at this stage well worth the cost.
Ascent Eve School Shoes - warning don't bother!
I have been a big fan of ascent Mary-Jane school shoes for years. This year my daughter was delighted that ascent now had a t-bar range. Unfortunately, the quality was inferior to the high standards I have come to expect from Ascent. Within two weeks, the leather was all scuffed and clumpy, didn't even look good when polished-they looked the same condition as the ones she had had for a whole year! Notified head office and was told it was just a result of repetitive kicking on an abrasive surface. My daughter was in the same classroom as last ye...ar - ie both pairs of shoes went through EXACTLY the same school conditions. I was not offered a refund or exchange even when I sent photos of the old Mary Janes compared to the new t-bars. So disappointed not only in the quality, but in the fact my years of loyal customer service amounted to nothing with head office. One of the reasons I went to the bother of contacting head office was I thought they would like some feedback about the inferior quality of their new range, especially from a repeat customer.
Brilliant products, brilliant customer service!
In a day and age where good products and good customer service are a rarity, ASCENT Footwear really are the best of the best! Bravo for creating excellent footwear for my children, and bravo team for excellent delivery and shipment detail. I am a repeat customer and will continue to shout from the rooftops to other parents how good your products are. Thank you :)
Flawed Customer Service
Given a lot of the shoes sold by this organisation cannot be purchased in store, with only select varieties available to try in store, one can only resort to making purchases online without really knowing if they will be a good fit. I since experienced great discomfort and injury with the new pair purchased and was told that I could get it refunded and their restocking fee wouldnt apply. On returning it back, they then advised the restocking fee would apply despite communications and evidence to show that it wouldnt. Despite sending them the ex...act email that indicated this by their team, the representative merely restated the terms and conditions. READ the information and dont commit to something youre not prepared to honour! After exhausting me through this long winded process they then said they would apply the correct refund. I will be sure to let everyone I know of this flawed customer experience.
Comfortable, durable, hard wearing, top quality shoes
I've been buying and wearing various Ascent brand shoes for the past 8 years. They are hard wearing, and I am very hard on shoes. I spend most of the day every day on my feet and do a lot of walking and I cannot find more comfortable shoes for the same price. They are not cheap, but they are not overly expensive and they are the best quality materials, workmanship and finish. The company offers free exchange for online purchases to try a different size, and no cost return postage.
The only issue i have had with these shoes is with the siz...
Ascent Avara shoe
I bought the Ascent Avara shoe for work from Athletes Foot. It has a good solid heel and base. The insole has arch support and is very comfortable. Nice black leather lace up shoe.
worst workboot I have ever worn
I purchased a pair of Ascents workboots 10 months ago after reading about their superior comfort and durability. After 4-5 months the stitching was deteriorating and becoming unstitched. I returned them to my place of purchase and after 4-5 weeks they were replaced. 5 months after getting my new pair of boots the soles are peeling off the boot and splitting. I don't work in wet areas or anything unusual. I have been told by Ascent that under normal conditions their boots should be replaced every 6-9 months!!!!! These boots cost $220 and the lif...e expectancy is 6-9 months? I have been wearing these type of workboots for 30 years and these boots are by far the worst boot I have ever had the displeasure of wearing, not only is the quality of the boot sub-standard but they are also not as comfortable as many other wookboots that are available. Do yourself and your wallet a favour and give these boots a very wide berth. I will be going back to wearing Mungrel workboots from now on. If I could have rated these boots under 1 star I would have.
comfortable. poor quality soles
My husband bought some steel cap work boots which he wore for his full time job and the soles flaked and split after 3-4 months. I bought some sandals which I wore a few hours a week and after 6 months the soles had cracked. After spending a decent amount of money on these shoes I would have expected better. Never again.
I have been buying Ascent Footwear for my daughters for school for years. I won’t buy anything else. Superior quality.
Very satisfied with range, quality and service. I won’t buy anything else. The product has lasted well over 12 months and have been purchasing this product for several years now.
I picked up a prescription of as shoes in Newcastle over 15 years ago, using probably twice a week and just now the sole ( rubber) is starting to lift. Will be taking to a boot repairer to have filed if possible to use a bit longer. New ones a bit out of my price range now
Bought Apex senior for my son and they lasted 2 years ! His foot is very broad so the extra width options were perfect. Could have gone another 6 months but he needed to go up a size for this new school year . Out preformed Clarks for durability and way more comfortable than doc martens on his arch. Highly recommend !
Nurse Ascent Avara lasted 9 months
I bought a part Ascent Avara in May 2018, I’m a nurse doing 12 hours shift and these shoes are no longer wearable after 9 months wear. They have a nice look and the non slip effect is handy, but I bought these as advertised for nurses and after 10 years working I’ve never had to replace shoes this quickly. The sole is incredibly hardened and has caused a great deal of discomfort to me post 3 12 hour shifts where I was unable to prioritise getting new ones. On return to Athletes Foot they were excessively pushy that it wasn’t the shoes fault and...that they are the absolute best shoes. I explained the above and tried a fresh pair in comparison to other brand sneakers; the sneakers won. If the soles hadn’t hardened so quickly I would recommend these shoes but I expect my shoes to last longer than 12 months- if you advertising to nurses they should be made to withstand the long shifts and lots of time on my feet.
SERIOUSLY LASTED THREE YEARS! Could not fault these shoes!
I’m a picky mother. Without sounding egotistical, my kids’ uniforms are always well presented. I was shocked when the shoes lasted a whole year (Clarks barely did in the past), but then another and another. Three years and now handed down. INCREDIBLE. Well worth every cent!
Wow!! They survived everything!!
I have been SO super impressed with your school shoes that we will be going back to buy them a third time this year.
I am so used to my 7 year old son ‘killing’ his expensive shoes in just a few months, and never outgrowing them.
Our very reasonably priced 1st Ascents lasted a whole year of Kindy, and check out what the next pair survived in year 1- a motorbike accident on our property that fractured straight through his humerus in his shoulder, but check out his Ascents that he used to ‘slow him down’
Not only did they survive the crash, but even with the wear marks they lasted another 4 months to see out the school year!
That’s why I recommend Ascents to everyone I know!
Fantastic for little feet!
I have my three children in Ascent school shoes and they have been fantastic! I bought my first pair 16 years ago when my oldest first went to school and all three kids get one new pair at the beginning of each year. Having such a well made supportive shoe is really important to me for my kids as they are in them five days a week all day. I've never had a problem and they last all year!
FIve Boys Five Years Five Stars
For the past 5 years our 5 boys have been wearing black Ascent Cross Trainers to school. We have been super impressed with their durability and comfort. Day in and day out our boys give them a flogging - running, climbing kicking, jumping - and the shoes always last the whole year, and then some.
The only thing we're disappointed about is that the shoes don't grow with the boys feet. :)
Questions & Answers
What are the difference between Ascent Contest and contest 4E.' Also I want to know difference between Ascent zest and citizen.
I am suffering from Achilles tendinitis and will use custom built orthotic (sole) in shoes.
Ascent F.Ascent Footwear
The Contest has two available widths, in D and 4E, with the 4E option being a wider fit.
The Zest and Citizen do have similar technology, the difference is mainly in design.
However, the Zest does have our slip-resistant Diamond Grip outsole and DRILEX Lining, as well as unique stability features.
All our shoes are orthotic friendly.
Hope this helps!
Can you please tell me where your accent things are made please
My boots are made in Vietnam I would post you a photo of proof but doesn’t look like I’m able to. Sorry.
Ascent F.Ascent Footwear
Thank you for your inquiry!
We are a born and bred Australian company, all our shoes are designed in-house and then manufactured in Vietnam.
Let us know if you need any more information.
Hi. I love my Ascent Apex Max 3. They would be the most comfortable work shoe I have purchased. Unfortunately, my foot is spreading with age. Could you please tell me how I can purchase a 2E or 4E width in a US Size11. Thank you.
Ascent F.Ascent Footwear
Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, we're so glad the Apex Max 3 has helped support you!
The only options we have in those widths are Apex 2E, Apex 4E, Geelong 4E, Contest 4E, Vision 2E. Geelong and Apex would also be good options.
You can find these styles on our website here: https://www.ascentfootwear.com.au/
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