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Not good for bricklaying trade
Had the boots for 9 months and wore for 5 months, the soles have separated from the boot.
Took them back to the store and was told because it’s over 6 month period not under warranty.
The boots were supposedly chemical and water resistant but is not covered when working with mortar.
Bought ATs ripping already
I have had my boots for a year, I wear them for working around the house on the weekend. The are so comfortable, and up until yesterday very happy, I've always used dubbin on the boots. Unfortunately the leather is ripping where it joins the steel toe cap section. My previous pair lasted years. Very disappointed Oliver. I have to agree with other reviews. Lost me as a customer.
I acquired a pair of knee high boots and within 4 months they were leaking front and back with a 3 months warranty, very disappointed in them for $350 thanks
Quality has become poor since leaving Aus
I too have been purchasing Oliver boots every year since the late 1990,s and havent had any issues.
I work in heavy industry, (oil & gas), the boots get a good workout.
I have noticed since the manufacturing has moved offshore the quality has gone down considerably.
I am now looking for an alternative.
Were the best, once upon a time, now cheap and painful.
I have worn oliver work boots for over 10 years, they where the most comfortable, practicable steel cap around. They fitted my wide foot beautifully. I have purchased a pair , every year for 12 years. My new pair however caused me intense pain in my feet, especially in my heels. After a month the pain was so bad i could not walk at night after wearing them all day. After close inspection, the company has cheapened the insert , its now a less dense material. i put my old inserts in out of my worn out boots and the pain went away. So its good-by Oliver...
greatest work boot I've had
As a Plumber I am constantly in and out of trenches, wet and dry and going into people's homes.
I get a new pair of boots every 12 months and it's not because the boot has broken down it's because they get so worn in and i just like a fresh pair.
Very affordable with good ankle support and easy to get on and off with the side zipper which holds true.
See pics attached these boots have been worked in extreme conditions daily.
Very poor quality boots
Had to return my 1st pair due to fabric tearing inside boot exposing sharp plastic. Got second pair two weeks wearing them and they are already leaking something at soul
Not Australian anymore. Quality has deteriorated.
The quality of Oliver boots has deteriorated since the company was sold offshore. It's not Australian anymore. I'm very disappointed with the quality of the boots now. It's a real shame that many great Australian businesses have been sold offshore because the quality then deteriorates. Australia needs to start up it's manufacturing again so it can produce excellent quality products that are suitable for the harsh Australian conditions.
gone down hill on Quality
Been buying ATS boots for last 5 years for all my workers, No more.
The quality has gone down hill.
Tongue is narrower.
Sole not as comfortable.
Lace holes were hinged metal lugs for ease of fitting, Now normal holes.
Time to change.
I got Plantar Fasciitis when the 6 month warranty ended
I bought my Oliver shoes for work as a chef in a kitchen last August 2019 and now feb 2020 I can hardly walk with the pain in my left heel I have plantar fasciitis from these shoes. I have had foot massages and dry needling in my legs and feet and i feel better on my days off I have bought new insoles and heel support I have been using deep heat and taking painkillers but once I go back to work and them shoes the pain is back!
I paid $125 and the warranty ran out just in time isn’t that funny timing Oliver !!!! Never again back to bikenstocks for me!!
Oliver AT'S HIGH TOPS
Worn Oliver's 12 years now. Great boots 10yrs ago feel like from wearing Oliver's they have dropped the ball or knowingly cutting cost because they use to last longer! Last year purchased high tops first time not cheap!! I use a grinder daily and never had this happen EVER.. sparks do hit me and yes my foot does catch sparks but the back of my boot did not catch fire it burnt slowly like a edge of a paper does. Myself and the boys could smell something burning, But could not see it as it was slowly burning away!! I thought leather does not burn...someone correct me or not!?? Nothing burned only the strip at the back more than one occasion. Is this leather or is Oliver using cheap look like pieces on boots???? I'm size 12 it seemed to stretch A lot over the 6 months my heel kills me daily. Can't wait to get them off!! Loyal now I'm not to sure.
After owning these for about 10 months I only work once or twice a week. The soles have literally fallen off while I was at work.
Contacted Oliver on email told no receipt nothing they can do.
At least I know now not to purchase these again.
- Verified customer
This is Perfect Safety Boots
I bought This Safety Boots from a work wear shop to replace my old oliver Safety Boots.
This Safety Boots is an excellent boots and it protect me in slippery ground such as Oil and Water.
This boots is not slippery at all.
The Quality is excellent.
The Look is very sporty.
Overall, I am very happy with this Boots.
Dont get 6months out of the ATs .very poor stitching not worth buying
Great if you do sweet F all every day but for people who actually graft they are poop.
Oliver AT's are great. But the laces are terrible.
Have been wearing Oliver's for over 10 years now but the last 3 or 4 pairs I have purchased the laces fall apart after a couple months. I would recommend to Oliver to fit them with leather laces from factory.
Comfortable but fall apart quickly
Have had two replaced under warranty in the last 6 months (broken zip in first week and then top of foot lining all being worn away and tearing out in 2 months of use), apparently this is the last pair I can have under warranty so hoping they last... The comfort in them is awesome though even from new.
Oliver ATS All Terrain - Do Not Buy
I was issued Oliver ATS All Terrain boots through my employer and they look excellent quality. However there is a protruding part in the heal that had has given me terrible blisters ruining my swing on site and I had to change into gum boots and I have thrown the boots away.
Worst boots ever!
Hi your boot are great but why in two months does the lace break, are you cutting corners on this part???
I’m satisfied for the boot but it’s the lace that got meThey always seem to break and now I have to go out and spend more money to buy some more
Watch out for sizing
I have recently bought a pair of Oliver Women’s Black Zip Sided Boot and disappointed to find that the sizing is not true. I have always wear Oliver’s safety boots and gals to find they now come in women’s. I normally wear 39 so I double checked the sizing chart (which is the same as the men’s) so I ordered a pair in size 39. After I’ve received them and wore them for a couple of weeks they felt really uncomfortable. When comparing with my old boots I noticed that they are much smaller. This has wasted me $169 and I’m not happy about it.
Work Boot Quality
After reading these comments on here, it is worth knowing that boots these days do not last indefinitely even if not worn. The materials used in them start to deteriorate after a few months. They all have a manufacture date on the box and stamped on the sole. Some stores may have them sitting on shelves for months even years so have deteriorated to some extent in that time. If the box says a manufacture date of some 12 months or so previous,I'd leave them there. Tropical climates are worst for this as the humidity effects the materials used in ...their manufacture. From experience I've had boots that haven't been worn for 12 months and when worn the soul starts to come apart, and made worse living in a tropical climate. They all will do it,Olivers,Steel Blues, Blundstone and presume Mongrels although have never had a pair. This seems to be made worse by letting them sit for long periods and not wearing them. I hope this little rant helps people but someone from Oliver or any of the other brands would have explained this as they would know more about it than I. This is just what I've found over the years. I'm not suggesting that the above applies to all the comments on these pages.
Questions & Answers
Whats happened to the soles of the Oliver Work boots? They are still the most comfortable work boots to wear, but the soles don't last long anymore. We live in far north Qld, so the boots are being worn on the farm in tropical conditions & the soles start to fall apart & then just disintegrate at about 6-12 months old, while the upper boot is still perfectly good & just got worn in to the comfortable stage.. This has happened with the last 3 pairs I've had!
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