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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.
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
Good boots didn't last long
My boots lasted three months the sewing ripped apart on the side of the boot the boots are comfy and I like them just wanted to know why the stitching came apart
Review of my boots I purchased in 2017/18 compared to the newer boots of 2019/20
Boots where comfy from day 1, no wearing in blisters or discomfort.
Extreme use: has been used on firegrounds in hot coals, and active flame no melting or deforming had occurred with the boot.
Also used these boots in sub zero temperatures in the snow over winter extended use dried out leather and allowed soaking to occur.
Overall a really comfy boot from day 1 I would like to buy this exact model again but unfortunately they do not appear to make them anymore. Such a shame as I bought new r series wheat side zip boots and they are the most uncomfortable boot I have ever worn. Please bring back the previous models from 2017/18 or get rid of the hard heal strengthening material, I prefer to keep skin on my heal. Cheers Cobb.
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wasted alot of money on these
Wish I had never wasted so much money on these. They hurt the tops of my feet BAD. Doesn’t matter how tight or loose the laces are they hurt like hell. Have NEVER had this problem with any shoe ever! Also annoys me that stones always get stuck underneath tread and always have to dig them out . With the amount of money I spent I would expect better! Not happy being in pain at work is NO FUN. Will NEVER buy this brand ever again.
Couldnt imagine another pair of boots more comfortable than my nikes
These boots have seen the hardest conditions including cooper basin munes, welding and gas cutting, 4x4 fun, hunting, chemical use and farming on a broarder spectrum and still going 7 years later. Looking forward to my next pair
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Best boots I've worn.
On my third and fourth pair at present. Comfortable, strong and true to size. These days I buy online as there is usually a better range and by searching often a better price.
Great boot, tough and crazy comfy
I've had the premium wheat zip sides for nearly a year and I'm having to replace the boots due to my brutal abuse. I use these for solar installation on roofs so they have kicked up hundreds of tiles, been rubbed on every rough surface imaginable, been pivoted on thousands of screw heads and I've slipped and slided on every pitch imaginable. These boots actually held up really well for what I put them through. In the end, the inner sole has deteriorated to a point where I can't wear them without feeling like I'm walking with dirt filled Boots. ...I'll take the boot off and shake it out after an hour of wear and it snows yellow foam and the black lining. I think this is because of all the rubbing from the different angles I walk on but it is a weird issue for me. Other than that I have kicked off a few chunks of the outer sole but that definitely did a good job to hold on that well. My last issue is that the push rivet clip flap things that secure the top of the zipper come undone waaaay to easily for my liking. I find myself doing them up far too often and if I don't do them up they are annoying to walk with. They feel solid to clip on but as soon as my ankle hits anything such as my other foot, it pops right off. Overall it is probably the most comfy boot I've owned and it is refreshing putting on a boot with such striking arch support. The outer skin itself has held up impossibly well, but I wouldn't mind an improvement on the inner sole fabric used to keep it all in there, and a revision to the push clips over the zipper.
We love our Mongrels!!!!!
We have bought Mongrel Boots for as long as I can remember! We have always been 100% happy with the quality, price and extremely proud they are made in Australia!! Two of our boys are diesel mechanic apprentices and they have found Mongrels are the best boot to wear providing them with comfort and safety. Most of their work mates use Mongrel Boots too!! Our other two adult children and myself also have them and they are super comfortable and provide great protection. WE ARE A ’MONGREL’ FAMILY
Questions & Answers
Hi guys just wondering if your boots were a wide fitting boot?
My feet are quite broad cheers brendan
Phillip C.Mongrel Boots
Hi Brendan, thanks fo your enquiry. Yeah mate, our boots are a EEE fitting, so are quite accomodating for wide feet. And our half sizes are even wider! Cheers, Phillip.
I want to buy a pair of Mongrel elastic side boots but size 4 were very tight and size 5 were very loose. I am a woman and a standard US 7 which I thought was the same as AUS 7. Will the size 4 stretch?
Phillip C.Mongrel Boots
Hi Mervi, thanks for your question. The boots will stretch slightly as you break them in, but they shouldn't be overly tight to begin with. Are the boots you're looking at buying safety or non-safety? Thanks, Phillip.
I want to buy a pair of Mongrel zip sided non safety boots but can only get them on line. I always wear a size 11 Blundstone boot but want to change. Can you tell me if your size 11 is exactly the same sizing as a Blundstone or do I need to go smaller. Thanking you, Rob.
Phillip C.Mongrel Boots
Hi Rob, thanks for your enquiry. Sizing will be much the same, although it is possible you may find a slight difference in sizing between the two brands. I would recommend starting with a size 11 first as this should be the right fit for you. Thanks, Phillip.
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