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Redback Boots

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Ray
Ray
  • 3 reviews

These boots are rubbish

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These boots are rubbish. See the pics below. This was after three days wear in a paddock. You cannot rely on them at all.

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Product Quality
1/5
Incentivised Review No
CrankyTank
CrankyTankTasmania
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

3 Pairs and they've all fell to bits.

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1/5
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Joel
JoelPilbara, WA
  • 2 reviews

Redback Alpine (UACH) - Comfy bush boot

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5/5
Incentivised Review No
Grace
GraceSouth East Queensland, QLD

Comfortable but Wear out quickly

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I’ve had two pairs of redback boots, one steel cap and one without. Both are comfortable and easy to wear all day although I did find the steel cap rubbed a a bit. They look nice and begin a bit “tight” but soften the more you wear them as is to be expected. The biggest flaw I found is that they wear out too quickly. Within 2 months of wearing them 5 days a week the stitching had pulled apart from taking them on and off. I would recommend these boots to anyone looking for a nice comfortable pair of boots however would not recommend these to anyone requiring them for their day to day work such as construction.

Product Quality
3/5
Incentivised Review No
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Tom L.
Tom L.Mid North Coast, NSW

Worst boot sole ever

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Soles on my Redback boots disintegrate within minutes of each other. The uppers were still in good condition. Thought it may be a one-off situation until while looking for replacements I came across product reviews showing it to be more the rule than the exception. At the time of my writing there were 60 reviews over the past 5 years (31 one star and 19 five stars). The majority of the one star were indicating the same problem of disintegrating soles. My next thought was "is this a recent problem?" The 2nd oldest review (5 years old) indicated the problem is known, long term and ongoing. Numerous complaints seemingly ignored without being addressed. Not good enough! Now back to Blundstones.

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1/5
Incentivised Review No
Shaz
Shaz
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Redback. Shame on you

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I had a pair of redback boots and I wore them for doing the lawns and a bit of hiking. The soles just fell apart. Disintegrated. I complained to the company and they said the boots would last between 5-8 yrs. I’m never buying this product again. So disappointed. I have cheaper boots that I’ve had for 10 yrs and they are still going strong. Redback = Rubbish

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1/5
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Won’t last if you don’t wear them

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Product Quality
3/5
Incentivised Review No
Carly
CarlyGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 7 reviews
  • 4 likes

Most comfortable work boot I've had however...

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Purchased these work boots, the most comfortable I've ever worn... However, I wear them for an hour in the morning max and to mow the lawn. These didn't even last one winter before a little hole appeared in the sole (picture of said hole now 7 months after).

To say I'm disappointed is an understatement my extremely uncomfortable Kmart ones that I paid $34 lasted forever, these didn't even last a year and not even being worn for a long period of time.

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1/5
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Bad product

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Hi got my redback 5 years dont wear them often just for town, and now soles disintegrated, my hitec vlites 12 years old and use more , much better product

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1/5
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TyronBrandt
TyronBrandtGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Terrible quality

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Got the boots around 4 years ago, but have only worn them perhaps 50 to 60 days total time over that period on site visits and at home doing the gardening. This week wore them first time in a couple months and noticed rubber peeling off where I walked. Took off to inspect and saw the whole underside cracking and falling off. Rubber was flaking off like crumbs going everywhere on a sponge cake. Total disappoint. Then a saw the other reviews and photos exactly like mine.

Product Quality
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Xy guy
Xy guyCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC
  • 43 reviews
  • 34 likes

Redback Quality has Nose Dived

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Can't believe how Redback boots quality has dropped in recent times. Mine has stitching that disintegrates after just several months use. They are literally falling apart. One I have stitched back using some braid fishing line which is working well. The other is now following suit and ill have to braid that one too.
You can see by the soles in the picture that they are not old worn out boots, which beings me to another issue. The coating on the actual leather wears off in no time making them look years old when they aren't.

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2/5
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Total waste of money - will never support them again even though an Aussie brand - soles both cracked

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Promoted as tough boots - well I beg to differ - after 12 mths of little use as I was wearing my old Rossi boots for work both the soles cracked Contacted the company not really interested in rectifying unless I still had original receipt. I would never again buy this brand of anything as a waste of money. My Rossi's have served me for 10 years working in a dairy daily- I will buy Rossi for my next boots

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1/5
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uqcodonn
uqcodonnSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 14 reviews
  • 4 likes

Great boots that last

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My pair have been very comfortable and I use them in an environement (agrochemicals) that has seen other brands (T-Boots, Blundstone, Rossi) only last 12 months. Had these for 3+ years and they show look nearly as good as the day I bought them. I bought mine from a reputable agricultural supplies retailer - and I'll be going back for new ones when this pair eventually wears out.

Product Quality
5/5
Incentivised Review No
JohnG
JohnGVictoria
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

No caveat was supplied with the boots

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I've had the boots for at least 12 years, with the last 10 of those seeing the boots safely stored away. I put them on recently and went for a bit of a walk. The heels both disintegrated within a few hundred metres. I've just done a web search for the issue and came across the Redback FAQ, where they describe the problem, what causes it and how to prevent it. Essentially, you need to keep using them. My guess is that anyone having "new" boots fall apart probably purchased very old stock from a dodgy seller.

Anyway, my key point is that the pair I had came with no warning about this issue, so I fully blame the manufacturer for failure to disclose a very serious problem with their boots.

Product Quality
3/5
Incentivised Review No
No_BS_Please
No_BS_PleaseTasmania

Is Redback dead?

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Product Quality
1/5
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Questions & Answers

Jeff C.
Jeff C.asked

I have a pair of not so old redback boots and the heal on the left boot has disintegrated ,the boot are like new .In ever had this problem before .

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Andrew M
Andrew Masked

Hi Redback,
I tried contacting you from your website's contact page about 4 weeks ago without getting a response, and then wrote a review here on productreview.com.au about 2 weeks ago, see above. I would appreciate some acknowledgement of the problem, perhaps with an explanation. Is prolonged storage in dark places the problem? How about including an instruction with the boots on how to use them to minimize this problem?
Andrew M.

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Helen
Helen

Hi Andrew, I kept my boots stored under the bed in the dark. I did buy another pair because they are a great fit for my wide feet, relatively good value for money and am wearing them daily for my long walks in Covid times. They are great support walking on the beach. So far no problems so as they say on this forum frequent use is the key.

Matty1981
Matty1981asked

Hi Redback. Has the disintegrating sole issue been resolved?

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Georgia
Georgia

I never had that problem with the sole despite it being used in water areas. My pair are 2015,

Serge
Serge

I have a detailed post here that explain why they fall apart and can I clear that many boots are made the same not just Redback, look at Blundstone for example.
So basically you can prevent it very easily: wear them, don’t store in dark places for ages, this is going to be my 5th pair I love them and the 4th pair did fall apart because I hardly wore them being sick for many months.
You can buy other boots with different sole, they will be hard and Tuff and more suitable for worksite. Redback sole are beautiful and soft, it is the only shoe/boot I wear. Once worn out I just go and get another pair. Take care Matty.

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