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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.
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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.
Very comfortable but not durable
I bought my mongrel boots 23 August 2019. Black zip side. As you can see in the picture, one upper has come apart from the sole along the inside. This began about 3 months ago and has now got quite bad, lets water in. That's a pity because the boots are extremely comfortable and showing very little wear apart from that fault. I think that's not good enough performance for a medium price range boot so I requested a replacement. Emailed Mongrel on 17 July but no reply yet.
Mongrel replied on 11 August, said warranty was only 6 mths. so no replacement. Cracking caused by water, frequent application of wax/dubbin recommended. I bought another pair because of extreme comfort. Mongrel offered me a free tin of their leather wax, good one.
Comfortable but doesn't last.
My boots came with a six months warranty, but the stitching came apart on the side of one boot just outside the warranty period. As an electrician, i expected them to last a little longer than 7 months.
Wide fit boots
These are the boots of all boots for larger men. I stand on concrete all day and they are so comfy I can't wait to use them each day. Get some now
So far so good
I have problems with my feet so the most comfortable boot is top priority for me. Ive had the likes of steel blue, cat, olivers etc, and was happy with them but their quality felt different after a few years and would leave me with feet, ankle, knee, back and neck problems.
I stumbled onto mongrel boots after trying on almost every boot at the store, and somehow tried these last. As soon as I tried them it gave me instant relief to my feet.
Its only been 2 weeks and they’re the most comfortable boot Ive had. So far so good.
Please don’t lose the quality like the other top brands.
Most comfortable work boot ever
As a Gardener/ landscaper I have had the five years of terrible boots before discovering Mongrel boots, My wife bought a pair not long after I had bought Blundstone which after 2 weeks started failing, after 3 months and $150 down the tube I bought a pair of Mongel boots with scuff cap, I have had them 5months and the inside heel has zero wear, great condition and as comfy as ASIC runners. I live in them. Could not recommend enough.
Thanks for the amazing work boot.
Simply the best! Mongrel SZ High Composite Toe
Side Zip (High/composite) MONGREL-251020:
I joined the military at a young age and essentially wore every tactical response boot from all the big brands. Although comfortable, many were not durable, falling apart within 6-12 months with heavy usage. I discovered Mongrel boots after a friends recommendation late in my career and have have never looked back. Fits your foot like no other and are made from strong leather, not bonded filth. These are not exactly tactical boots, but are damn close. My favourite part of the boot, is that the composi...te toe is low and flat (nobody else does this!). This is very important to me whilst driving heavy vehicles at work and when riding motorbikes, I still have great feeling and dexterity for gear changes. Quite frankly, for the quality and build, the price of these boots is astounding. Support Australian and be confident that you are purchasing the best fitting, best priced safety boot on the planet. Great fit, great leather, non slip glove for your foot and built to last! (2 years and going strong current pair) It's a pity I could only give 5 stars, it seems an injustice to the brand!
Recently bought my first pair of Mongrel work boots (high leg zipsider). Was a bit unsure buying over the Internet without trying them on first, but turns out my fears were unfounded. They fit perfectly, and are the most comfortable boots I've owned. They look great, and the quality is first class. Love that they're Aussie made by an Aussie owned company.
Most painful boots I've ever worn.
Bought a pair of the P series 2nd hand new, thought nothing of it until I wore them for 2 days.
Severe debillitating pain in the Achilles Heel that I've never had from any steelcaps before in life, confirmed by a Dr as tendontitis. After I inspected the boots closer i realised it's from poor design. Why are the boots curved to such a weird angle at the back? It does nothing but bring pain from unnatural position.
I don't even think I can wear these anymore after what they've done to my foot. Wouldnt recommend them to anyone.
NOT LONG LASTING Only Comfortable,
I bought a pair in October 2019 and in March the soles of the shoes has worn off.
I am basically a site engineer and only walk to site and back. I do not do any heavy work
previously I had caterpillars and they lasted 2 years before I needed to change them.
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS BRAND!!!
Sturdy, comfortable and tough
I was issued a pair of 545030 boots for work 5 years ago and when they got a bit scuffed up they became my work around home boots, renovating and gardening. But after shamelessly abusing them, they're still holding together, haven't worn through anywhere and they are so comfortable, as you can imagine being so worn in, they are my absolute favourite 'go to' boot. I was a Blundstone fan prior to owning these Mongrels, which have outperformed the Blundstones in every way. And they're Aussie owned and made, which makes them even better.
Australian made, really comfortable, & light weight
Just bought my second pair of Mongrels, & found them locally. Super impressed to see they are Australian - at a time when all our industry and skills needs support from us all due to COVID-19 and the whole debate about globalisation. I have had many pairs of boots over my life, and I came back to Mongrels because they were light weight, really comfortable & Aussie made.
The tag said they met Australian Stds for oils, acid and heat, and leather's good - it fits your foot, and never makes feet sweaty. Better still - they look stylish, and ha...
Comfortable but lacks support.
Got these Mongrel boots as a replacement for some faulty Cat work boots that started to fall apart after a month from RSEA.
Choose the Mongrel as thought I would support Australian made.
Boots are comfortable but have no support in them, after a full days work feet are killing me, thought they needed to be worn in, but after a couple of months they are worse.
Wasted a couple hundred bucks and now going in the bin.
Biodegradable boots ie hydolysis
Have a pair of mongrel boots, evidentially the manufacture says there seven years old , they may have sat on the shelf for a while before I got them.
Only worn them several times and stored them in my bedroom cupboard with my other shoes for very occasional use
To look at them they look brand new, (mint condition) but the new looking soles peel back and the thick packing material within the heel has broken down , disintegrated on massive scale
I expected these boots to last until I’d worn them out, not the other way around
I appreciate there not new but they have had no wear and tear and little use.
They were to be a long term when needed boot
Questions & Answers
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
I have a pair of non-safety zip sider boots and absolutely love them. Comfiest boots i've ever had. I'm after some boots to wear to the office and was wondering if the Riding boot/Oil Kip style boots have a similar fit/sole as the others? I dont have anywhere locally to try them on and was considering buying them online, but the toe shape is so different i'm worried they wont fit. Any help? Cheers, Nat.
Phillip C.Mongrel Boots
Hi Natalie, thanks for your question. We're glad to hear that you love your Mongrels! The fit and last design of our riding boot is different to our work boots, but the sizing is more or less the same. I would recommend ordering the same size as your work boots, and they should fit you the best. In terms of the sole, they are constructed from the same soft but hard wearing TPU/PU as our work boots. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks, Phillip.
Hi, do you make a narrower fitting boot or can they be made? EEE is too wide for my feet.
Phillip C.Mongrel Boots
Hi JP, unfortunately all of our boots are the same fitting (EEE). We don't make any narrower fittings at this stage. Thanks, Phillip.
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