Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 10reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wrench21 No durability I am on my 3rd, yup, count them! 1,2,3! Third pair of these boots this year. I love having an 8inch work boot that is this light. Like other reviews, I have also had to buy new insoles for this boot. The soles are not made for standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time. The BOA system jams or the cables break quite often. The tongue is always the first material to tear up and the seam there always rips. Wish the tongue was made out of something besides that poor made material. Something harder or somehow more durable would be amazing. Furthermore, the places where my feet flex blow out and the soles seperate eliminate all chances of the boot being water-proof. These boots are not worth the price I paid for them. I'm just glad red wing took them back. March 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by emmnemm 7 months I work in the oil and gas field. After 7 months the boot BOA system will not release. I got them because they are light. They lack an arch support got insoles, at about two hundred bucks for the boots I don't feel I should have to spend extra for a decent arch support. The problem of the BOA system is the biggest.I do like the fact they are light. January 6, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5
by Griff321 Not happy with the durability I like these boots for the comfort and the ratchet laces. They give you the snugness of laces with the ease of a pull-on. I work in directional drilling and my job site is constant mud. They provide the grip i need to keep me from falling all over. That being said I simply can't recommend these boots to anyone at this time, because the tongue on one of my boots has a massive gash and it isn't even where the wire runs. This was after only a month of real work. Now I'm stuck with wet feet all day. I couldn't care less if it was a pair of Wally World boots, but i should be able to expect more from Red Wing.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rrohde81 Blown Out Toe I have ran these boots and the 2491 for the past 4 years. The only complaint I have is that the toe blows out in them. The toe just doesn't have the ability to sustain it's abrasion resistance. The toe is the first thing to wear out. I work in the oilfield and the constant kneeling kills the toes on these boots. The synthetic material used is not as abrasion resistant as I would like to observe. I have seen some models with what looks like a rubber cover over the toe which was factory installed says persons wearing them. That will be my next set if I can find a part number.As far as comfort I haven't worn a boot more comfortable during the long days I put in. These boots are a great purchase and as I consider, an investment. This boot also handles harsh chemicals such as Calcium and Zinc Bromide. There ability to be pulled off like slip ons without fooling with laces is a major plus. If you are looking for a boot that has the ability to comfortably protect your feet in the worst of conditions look no further. The only complaint I have for the boot is the construction on the toe. August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scully Best boot ever! I work alot of 72-84 hour weeks in these. Many days I put 15 miles on my feet in these. I have stood in 80 degrees centigrade water in these without my feet getting burned in the 2492. Nuff said! August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darr Very Nice Boots The most comfortable boot i have ever worn. I love the quick snap they are off and the couple twist they are on idea and after finding them on sale for $160 i feel like i stole them after seeing some prices on here. Love them July 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Glenn10 Great boots Wore these boots every day at work and never had any fatigue due to wearing em. The boa lace system is awesome, never broke a cable or had any problems with adjusting the tension. Why buy lace up boots anymore. The toe cap held up extremely well and never wore down and I spent a lot of time working down low and dragging the toe of the boots on different surfaces. After 18 months, maybe longer the soles are worn out and starting to come apart. So I'm looking for a new pair, maybe with a different sole but other then that I will be getting another pair of these boots. July 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Schertz The Boa system is excellent but, the quality of the boot is average at best. I work as a heavy equipment field mechanic. I find the boa system to be great, it tightens the boot up evenly and stays that way all day. The soles are great and the boots are comfortable. However the quality of the seams (especialy in the tounge area) is poor. I have had one pair replaced and another pair repaired after the the tounge spilt across the middle on both pair within seven months of purchasing theese boots. They are not cheap and I would expect them to hold up better. May 25, 2014