Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart !

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2016/12/09 10:54:12 (permalink)

Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart !

Just wanted to share an experience with hunters about Rocky gortex hunting boots I have. I have a pair of Rocky's I bought years ago and haven't worn them that much. I prefer a higher rubber hunting boot the past few years. Anyway I have them stored in my garage on a shelf with other shoes and boots I wear on and off as seasons go by. I decided to go hunting the other day and grabbed the Rocky's. Well I put them on and noticed the soles were kind of sticky while walking in my garage. Thinking no more about it I headed out. When I started walking while hunting once again they felt weird. Arriving home later I noticed black marks on my garage floor and when I looked at the boots this is what I had !
The soles were perfect when I started and completely disintegrated in one day !
 


 

  I have no receipt from Boot Box in Meadville it's been awhile. Sent an E-Mail to Rocky Co. no reply yet .
 
My son had a pair of Rocky's do the same exact thing he just tossed them in the garbage !
Said I'll never buy their junk again! 
Just a heads up fellow hunters !
post edited by CAPTAIN HOOK - 2016/12/15 15:10:00
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    BeenThereDoneThat.
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/09 11:09:07 (permalink)
    I had the very same thing happen to a pair of Rocky's, Captain. Also purchased at Boot Box, not that it is their fault.

    I used them for 1 1/2 hunting seasons. Tossing them halfway through the second season.



    Thanks for the heads-up.

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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/09 11:11:13 (permalink)
    Ditto.

    The poster formally known as Duncsdad

    Everything I say can be fully substantiated by my own opinion.
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/09 11:46:42 (permalink)
    Ditto- off my list after being afield and they fell apart- second season with them.
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    psu_fish
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/09 14:50:59 (permalink)
    I usually buy a closeout pair of Wolverine's or Rocky at the Boot Box tent sale, get 2 years of them and think nothing of it, since they are sold so cheap.
     
    I think my next pair will be Danner or Irish Setter. I think some of the higher end Danners still made in the USA
     
     
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/09 15:13:38 (permalink)
    Carolina boots if they sport an American flag on the tongue are made in Patinsburg PA. That's all I buy for work
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/09 15:22:20 (permalink)
    Sorry, that's Martinsburg, PA
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    CAPTAIN HOOK
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/09 15:28:31 (permalink)
    I believed I paid about 80.00 bucks, just amazed how they crumbled apart!
    I highly doubt I'll buy a Rocky product ever again.
     
    I got a pair of high rubber Itasca's that work great for me past two ,three years.
    They have those holes in the top for pulling up or carrying....best idea...works great!  
     
    I see I'm not alone with the Rocky rejects ! Buyer beware !
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/09 17:14:45 (permalink)
    Never liked Rocky's. Junk and they always hurt my feet. The very old Ohio made ones where better made but still hurt my feet.
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/09 17:20:49 (permalink)
    Redwing boots for work irish setter for hunting here
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/10 07:42:41 (permalink)
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/10 08:44:44 (permalink)
    Bought a pair of Rocky boots 20+ years ago when the camo cordura ones were all the rage for bow hunters. They leaked like crazy after a couple months.

    Never bought another Rocky product since then.
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/12 04:48:52 (permalink)
    Over the years I have had a couple pairs of Rocky's  One pair of semi pak boots I have had for 9 years and still going strong ( I only wear these boots for late season and ice fishing )  just bought a pair right at gun season no issues yet. I put a few miles on them. We'll see how they last.  P.S. the semi pak boots are always stored inside maybe that's why the lasted ?
     
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/12 12:44:35 (permalink)
    Do a search, plenty of complaints out there.  I have a pair sitting in the garage, Rocky bear claws or something like that with 2000g insulation.  Don't wear them much but the soles are falling apart a little.  I wear my lacrosse insulated rubber boots almost exclusively now.  
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/12 21:36:34 (permalink)
    Make hunting boots great again... Outsourcing at its best
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/13 07:54:27 (permalink)
    I have owned both hunting and steel toe ones. 2 year max soles wear out or leak so bad you cant wear them.
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    Re: Rocky hunting boots beware they fall apart ! 2016/12/14 21:46:19 (permalink)
    Yea they show a lot of customer concern so far. I wrote them 2 E-mails just to see if they would reply or comment and as of today ...nothing ! Must know they have a defect issue !
     I did store them on a shelf in my garage and only wore them several times a year. Kept them clean after using too. Funny how other boots I have and are stored the same way have no issues. Also the rest of the boot is fine just junk rubber soles, but that's the most important part !
    I'll never buy anything with a Rocky name again, can't be trusted !!!!!  
     
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