This boot is long overdue. It is more comfortable than most wellingtons if you stand all day on differing surfaces. The fit is a tad larger than most boots, not enough to go one size smaller, but a generous fit. A few hours on a saturday around the garage will break them in enough to wear for a full day of work. The original appearance of the boot gives mixed emotions, due to the color, it has the appearance of cheaper leather, but once you look closer, it definately is not. These boots are a VERY good value, very generous fit, and the sole looks like the diehard lace-ups I have worn for years that you can't wear out. I like wellingtons, and this Sears boot is now my boot of choice.
The boots fit and style is good. But the sole materials are lacking. Just after having 3 months (after warrenty expired) the sole started to fall apart. The Foamlike material between the rubber Sole and the Boot just started to disintegrate. By month 4 there were large portions missing from the sole. Returned to store but, they said not covered as after warrenty period.
I've worn these boots since I was a teenager. The shoes were well made, with good quality leather. You wear down the soles, then resole the shoe. You could do that several times, until you wear down the leather uppers.
Not anymore. The leather uppers are now thin like cardboard, dry, brittle, and more than likely to be a manufactured product of pressed leather scrap and glue. The vamp is tight. My latest pair came out of the box with a hole in the shaft, and broken stitches. Poor manufacturing. No quality control standards. No way it should have ever made it off the assembly line and shipped to a store.
They are the best work boots I have ever owned. I have been a satisfied customer for many years.