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.
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.
achilles tendon PAIN Beware
Really try these before you buy - the boot does not allow your feet to roll correctly - now after 4 days only of wear major pain in Achilles tendons in both legs to the point of inability to walk correctly when you take these boots off and you are at home - boots are way to high at the back and do not allow mobility of the feet even though they are supposed to be podiatrist certified - obviously whomever reviewed this item has never worked the outdoors or workshops as a tradie !
comfort of the boot
achilles tendon - major pain in both legs
Comfortable but dont last
Im onto my second pair of alpha work boots. Comfortable to wear but both pairs have failed in 5 months with the sole splitting across the ball of the foot. Disappointing considering the price point. Another note, because the zipper runs more vertical than diagonal, or parallel with the laces the boot is harder to put on and take off compared to others on the market. And be aware that unlike every other boot manufacturer in Aus ascent boots are sold in US size not UK so go 1 size up than what you normally wear.
Spent a decent amount of money on a pair for my son starting prep. Wore them today and didn’t last the day. Teacher had to take them off because he had big blisters behind both heels. Not sure if he was fitted incorrectly or just because they are new. will see how they hold up tomorrow with 2 pairs of socks and bandaids ☹️
Aside from that great looking shoe. My daughter has worn her’s twice now with no problems.
Bought ASCENT GEELONG URBAN MENS BLACK $190......Within 3 months there was a hole in back of the inside area..........very dissapointed.......
Look neat and would take an orthotic if necessary.
The shoe tends to rub my heel. It seems to have a higher heel cup so would suit athletic build (not me).
It looks smart enough with uniform compared with normal runners.
Not worth the $179 I paid at Athletes Foot for me. I'm learning that a more rocker sole suits me better.
They are less than 2 years old, & the leather is separating from the boot in sections as well as linear separation in the sole in layers. Closer inspection showed chunks of the sole have been detaching, & there is a thorn embedded just under the pad of the foot, which cannot be seen so as to remove it. The top of the boot is in perfect condition! These boots are used outdoors only. Very disappointed in what is touted to be a good brand. Bought these at Athletes Foot, Forest Lake.
I bought the new style alpha2 just over a year a ago for over 200 dollars and have just noticed both of the soles are completely split crossways prematurely. As I haven't had alot of use out of them it's very dissapointing.
It's also dissapointing that I am told Ascent will not replace them because they are over a year old.
I used to swear by these boots and over the years bought many pairs of workboots and also runners for my children which were great but unfortunately I will not take a chance with Ascent workboots again.
should be better
this is the second pair ascent boots that have split across the soul in little work time.
the boots are also cut to high on the heel support, causing sores to rub on the bottom of my ankle bone.
the under over leather between the upper and lower part of the boot rubs severely on the top of the ball of my foot causing some longer term pain in my foot.
there nearly a good boot!
Comfortable but the soles are rubbish
I am on my 4th pair of alpha's. My first 3 pairs had the sole split where they flex all within the first three months. Apparently there was a bad compound in the rubber of these boots manufactured before 03/16. Now with my new pair they have split in the same place even though the compound issues have been fixed. No reply from ascent and customer support has been poor on this occasion. I would bother with wasting hard earned money on these boots again. As I said they are great for feet but not durable. Lasting three months from the date purchased, it is obvious there is a severe lack of quality control in their Vietnam factory.
Product changed for the WORST!
Soul wore out in 6 months. Not enough grip ( tread only 3mm when new). Replacement pair, although same size on soul, does not fit the girth of my foot- too tight- and I tried using thin fxd socks, still too tight so I bought a different brand and through them in the back of the cupboard.
These were the most comfortable boots when I first bought them 5-6 years ago & I used to brag to everyone how comfortable I was in them. Total opposite opinion now- warn people to buy different. I'm not trying to be vicious, just an honest opinion.
Wear out too quickly
They look good, but under normal wear and tear of an 8 year old I had too buy two pairs in 6 months. Durability is a major issue in this case.
Soles split in half..:(
Paid $180 for boots and now both soles split in half. Not happy jan...i have bought quite a few pairs and never had this happen before. Will look elsewhere from now on...:( :(
Won't buy Ascent again
What a shame spending $130 on a pair of shoes that start breaking after 4 months. After taking back to the shop and sending off to ascent, I'm told it's wear and tear and basically there is nothing they can do. Well first and last time purchasing ascent shoes.
Questions & Answers
Just wondering how long the boots have been made in Vietnam for ? I recently bought a new pair and noticed it. My old pair roughly 3 years old, I swore they were made in aus
Hi Peter, Our shoes have been produced overseas (such as our Vietnam manufacturers) for over 20 years from when our company began in 2001. We work closely with their teams to ensure that the product is developed to our standards and in line with our designs. If you have any issues with your shoes, please feel free to email us so that we can communicate this back to them.
Hi. What is the warranty on Alpha 2 workboots? I bought a pair less then 6 months ago, both boots now have cracks the whole way across the sole right through to the inner sole. Would this be covered under warranty?
Hi Graampy, please contact us via email email@example.com to discuss this further.
Why am I reading that ascent are very poor responders in replacement and refunds when a customer purchases an inferior product and are not apologising at all for their mistakes? There is a serial theme here
Hi, We work with our customers who have bought direct from our website should they require a refund or replacement. When they login to their account they are able to easily return and request a refund or replacement on a case by case basis. Should they have bought from a retailer, they are asked to return the shoes to them and the retailer will start the returns process through the correct channels.
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