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Worst boots ever! the boots faded completely different colours after a few months. I'll never purchase Mongrel Boots
It was easy enough to get hold of Customer service, but for them to retun calls is woeful at best
The best work boots I've ever worn.
I have worn Mongrel work boots for the last 10 years and love them. I have been wearing work boots daily for about 40 years and Mongrels are definitely the most comfortable I have ever worn. Recently I inadvertently bought a new pair online (not from Mongrels) which turned out to be 10 years old and the sole disintegrated. Mongrels resoled them to good as new for $40. Great boots, good service and friendly helpful staff.
Comfortable but short lived
I'm a tradie who wears these boots 5-6 days a week there very comfortable but are short lived for the price. Each set splits on the outer ankle every time within a Year, I have had 5 set's over the last 5
to 6 years.
Latest set I purchased, the newest style steel cap safety boot split it's stiching in the same spot within 2 months queried purchase store about warranty and sent photos and was told to return product before further action could be taken, Their my compulsory safety boots carnt just send them back without purchasing another set.
Comfortable work boots
Well made, good sizing and comfortable. Plenty of room for a thick sock without them feeling baggy. They feel supportive in the ankle area. I bought the high leg size zip style for motorcycle riding and will probably buy another pair but without the steel cap.
Best Aussie Boots Bought
These are my second pair of Mongrels. I wear these boots all day and most of the evening.
I'm unable to walk without them due to a fused ankle from a motorcycle crash,
I also are able to wear my orthotic insole
They are very comfortable and give great support considering I wear these boots for a minimum of 14 hours every day.
You cannot put a price on the comfort of these work boots.
Well done guys,
Keep up the good work Australia.
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Best boots straight out of the box
Best boots I’ve had straight out of the box no need to wear in; no sore feet. The comfort is unreal and they are Australian made. Keep it up don’t change anything
Best work footwear I have ever worn
I recently purchased a pair of Mongrel zip sided work boots and they are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. I had been having a few back issues for about three months and within a few days of wearing the new boots I noticed significant improvement. I have been so impressed by the boots I went back last week and bought a pair of their Derby shoes for casual wear. They are every bit as comfortable as the work boots, so I am a very happy customer.
I purchased a pair of 3/4 length zip side boots absolutely love them comfortable as, but I have an issue with waterproofing, I’ve sprayed them with scotch guard several coats as I do to all my new boots but to my dismay in any wet conditions I found them to be honestly rubbish just in wet grass.
I then waterproofed them with a wax coating witch made them look like crap helped a little with water and wet conditions then next adventure wet grass light rain boots are rubbish wet socks water slushing in my boots terrible experience.
Conclusion is boots are comfy for dry conditions only any moisture or water around the boots are rubbish this may persuade me to look at another brand of boots in the future unfortunately 4 out o 10 for me.
Mongrel Zipsiders NOT Up To Scratch
The bad news is, my last two pairs of Zipsiders have failed far too early than would be reasonably expected from a not inexpensive pair of Australian made work boots. In fact, my very cheap Chinese boots from Kmart/Big W that cost a fifth of the price have lasted better!!!
One pair of Mongrels had a broken zip and the latest pair (scuff cap model) the leather has literally come apart from the soul after what I would consider moderate use over only 6 months. I’ve been wearing boots for over 30 years (including Blundstone, Rossi, Blue Steel, Oli...vers and numerous cheap Chinese boots from Kmart, Big W etc) and these are now the bottom of the pile for toughness and reliability. Even worse than Blunstones which are junk quality IME. I have contacted Mongrels in each case asking them how can I remain loyal to this “Australian made” brand when their boots just don’t last and I can buy $30 boots that can, and have lasted much better? Mongrel’s response was consistent: NOTHING! Zero response. They seem to be only too willing to respond to positive reviews here but not so much the critical ones. Between my partner and I, we’ve bought 6 pairs of Mongrel Zipsiders. NO MORE! Had enough of paying too much for substandard boots.
Mongral boots are dangerous. If you want to hurt or kill your partner this is the way to go. Buy them these boots.
Brought my partner a Christmas gift. A pair of mongral boots. As is working out. It could be his last Christmas. These boots are dangerous. He has fallen twice. Once on wet grass. Once on metal grids. The soles are slippery, no grip. Took them back to safety shop. No luck there. Was told rubber hard to get now. Oh she was going to tell rep , if and when he came back. Tough. Contacted company twice. No response. Took them to boot repair man who, couldn't do anything to soles to help. Nothing could be done.
Safety Hazard Rubbish Sole
I would caution anyone AGAINST buying these boots. I have a pair of safety steel caps and the sole is rubbish! Great if you want to slip and slide on any bit of wet or even damp ground but if you work in any job site that involves even a small puddle on the ground, you might want to look elsewhere. Had a bad fall on tiled roof wearing these stupid things. Should’ve worn one with Vibram soles - even my hiking boots have better grip!
Update: So since posting my original review the boots are now comfortable, unfortunately i had nearly a 2 week wear in period. Those 2 weeks were the most uncomfortable experience I've ever had with foot wear. On the plus side i no longer have sore feet that my previous boots were giving me, just a shame that i had such a long wear in period. What's written below is my old review, which i will leave there.
I'm unsure as to why, but these are possibly the most uncomfortable boots I've worn. I bought the Mongrel Wheat High Leg Zipsider Boot exp...ecting great things, as they are often praised online and even by people i work with. Maybe it's the model of boot, I'm not sure and as far as i can tell there is nothing irregular about my feet and I'm only 84kg so I'm not overweight, I've also had these for a week now so if there was a wear in period it should be over by now as i work 8 hours a day. Another that annoyed me was the extra padding for the arch of my foot, it was very uncomfortable to begin with. I woke up this morning and my feet have never been more sore. I'm clueless as to why these are so uncomfortable and I'm quite disappointed as these are my first expensive pair of boots, as i used to buy slip on Blundstones and Rossi's for around $50 less.
Terribly uncomfortable boots
I purchased a pair of Mongrel Riding Boots and what a mistake it was. After much research (and not willing to spend so much on RM's) decided to go with Mongrel since they are Australian made and relatively affordable. I thought initially they needed wearing in so bit the bullet and persevered through the pain however they havent got any better. Many blisters later I am at the point where I cannot spend a day or even half a day in them - they sit idly in my shoe rack. After contacting Mongrel and asking them for a refund since they arent fit for...the purpose I bought them for - they said they cant since it appears to be a fitting issue. The shoes are my size - its just the terrible build on them. So, I asked to have them inspected for faults and they said to return them to the store I got them from - when I said it was too far and asked if I could send them in I got nothing back from them. To be honest I should have seen the warning flags. Before I purchased the shoes, i asked their customer support where I can find the riding boots as not all the retailers stocking Mongrel had them - they said to check their stockists locator on their website. Thats really helpful, I asked so that I could be informed of who Mongrel sell their riding boots! So, needless to say had to do the running around myself. Anyway, disappointed on all fronts with this company and I simply want a refund which doesnt look like its going to happen.
My go too work boot
I work in construction industry, and these boots are my go too boot. I have a low lace up side zip boot. Since I get the luxuries of getting new boots every 12 months I have used the same boot 3 times in a row with no intention of changing. The biggest pro for me is the side zipper, with the angled zipping it makes taking on and off the boots as easy as slip ons. Too be fair half the time I don’t even zip it up. And with that added ease, and comfit have found myself using these boots everyday all day even after work and on outtings
ADVICE FOR FIRST TIME WORK BOOT BUYERS
I have been spending my life in work boots since I was 17, I am 56 now. The first 15 years I was at the mercy of whatever boots the military would issue to me, typically Blundstone, base model elastic side, steel caps, they were durable but also uncomfortable. Upon entering civilian life, I have owned various brands of work boots over the years, always hoping with each new purchase, that I would get comfort and durability from my new boots. Most times the comfort came after a break in period, but durability was always around the 1 to 2 year per...iod before needing replacement. I bought my first pair of Mongrel boots 3 years ago, they are the High Leg Zipsider, Model 561050, from the day I walked out of the store with them on, they have been the most comfortable work boots that I have ever worn. I will be purchasing another pair soon for both my wife and I to leave down on the farm, while my current pair still have plenty more life left in them. It is also comforting to know that as boots need replacement, Mongrel boots can be my go to brand, without the concern of comfort/durability issues. If you are a young person, about to buy your first pair of work boots, before getting out there on your feet for most of the day, every day, I would highly recommend these Mongrel boots to you. The $200, give or take, price tag might be a deterrent at first, but take it from me, you don’t want to cheap out on work boots that may only last 6 months, or be causing so much discomfort and pain, that you find it difficult to focus/perform on your new job.
$200 Mongrel dress boots make noise when walking - No customer service from Mongrel
Purchased Mongrel riding boot to replace my 20 year old RM Williams (too expensive these days).
I have a wide foot so purchased the extra wide fitting size based on retailers advice which was they would be tight to start with but would expand over time. Since new my heel has slipped and if I wear boot socks my little toes are very sore by the end of the day.
I contacted Mongrel via their webpage contact form and have heard absolutely nothing.
Poor customer service and a very disappointed customer.
I bought my first pair of Mongrel boots about 3 months ago, i was hesitant because they cost a bit more than i had planned on spending but they are hands down the most comfortable things ive ever put on my feet. Very impressed and glad i bought them
Absolutely stoked with my mongrels. Was hesitant to buy boots as I'm on my feet 8hrs+a day in a busy back and forth job but they are so comfortable and durable. Withstood a night out with my kelpie and barely any damage done. Recommend to everyone!
Finally, a comfortable boot.
After 22 years in the military, and 20 years working in a PNG mine, I had worn various brands of boots. Now retired on our FNQ farm, I was after a comfortable boot. I posed the question on a Fly in/Fly out social media page, and Mongrel boots was the most recommended.
So went to the local dealer and bought a pair. Definitely the most comfortable boot I have ever worn. Have recommended them to others already.
Mongrel Boots - Oil Kip Riding Boot
I have rather wide feet, and have never been comfortable paying $500 for a pair of RM Williams boots. After finding that most of the $99 pairs of Chelsea style riding boots found at FSW and similar, rarely lasted much longer than six months and I needed to find something better quality, that wouldn't break the bank.
Primarily, I intended to use the boots for work, day to day office, and occasional building site visits.
So far, the boots have been fantastic, suitable for nearly any occasion and holding up very well. I tend to oil my boots eve...ry season change, and gave them a close inspection over the past weekend. Despite near-daily wear, these are probably the best boots that I've ever owned going on nearly a year. What few little scraps there were on the boots, were tidied up by a fresh coat of oil and they look almost brand new. What's interesting to note, is that despite these being a "work" boot, I find myself wearing them more and more often in my personal life as well. What a great, all-round quality boot, that's Australian made. Good job @ Mongrel Boots.
Questions & Answers
Hi everyone, I have a new pair of Mongrels. I laced up the boots and THEN zipped up my boots. My wife reckons that I should have zipped the boots up first, then do the laces up.
What's the best way, laces first or zipper first?
I find it easier to loosen the laces then unzip to remove. Putting on I zip then tighten the laces.
Hi Buddy I lace them once then never use them again unless the come apart.
I always just use the zippier to put them and off, so much quicker.
Thanks for that Vince. I was actually thinking about getting the fit right , when first putting them on. Once done, I would only need to use the zipper. My wife reckons when FIRST putting them on, you zip them up, then tie the laces to get the best fit. I reckon laced up reasonably tight (but comfortable), THEN the zipper.
I tried on a pair of size 11's and they were a little big, the guy said they didn't have any 10 1/2s so he gave me a size 10, finally tried them on when I went home and they were too tight, took them back and they said they couldn't do anything because I'd worn them, is there any way to loosen them up or am I just stuck with boots that are too tight?
It must have been an issue at the retailers, because looking online Mongrel make 1/2 sizes. It may be worth you talking directly to Mongrel Boots?
worth a shot, any idea how i would go about that?
They will loosen up in time as they are leather I'm normally a size 10 but wear a 9 in Mongrel boots
Hi I just bought a pair of slip on safety shoe boots, I tried a 10 1/2 on in shop in black and it was good and comfy so I ordered a pair in stone and when I got them they were overly tight on the top of my foot to the point it made them sore and numb, Is there a solution to this will they get looser
Try rubbing in some dubbin then leave in sun to soften the immediately weat for a while.
Hi Adam, just confirming that i've responded to your Facebook message. Cheers, Phillip.
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