The Will's Signature Deserts in grey have been my favourite boots for the past seven years - I'm currently owning my third pair. They're beautiful, stylish, durable, and very comfortable to walk in. I wear them almost every day, and have been covering hundreds and hundreds of miles with them.
BUT: my last pair (ordered in August 2021) is showing considerably inferior quality concerning its soles' durability. Whilst my first pair (2016) never suffered any significant wear on the soles, and my second one's soles (2018) lasted for at least 2 1/2 years with daily use, my current pair is already worn out and shows perforations and leakage in both soles - after less than a year (!).
I'd rather give the Signature Deserts a five-star-review, since I really love these boots. But with that latest update, the quality of the soles is quite disappointing. I'd love to see that fixed soon!
PS: the literal interpretation „Signatur Wüsten“ on your German website is pretty confusing - this translation doesn’t make any sense in German ;-) Better use the English term here („Signature Desert Boots“)
These boots have been one of my go-to pairs for several years. The most recent pair however started to show wear very quickly. Specifically at the tip the sole has worn away, the sole starts to separate and the hollow heels have worn through, sucking up water on rainy days.
In terms of the fit, I found the width to be narrow, which is at odds with the shoe's long tip design. This combination means that I need to order 2 sizes up, which leaves me with extra long shoes. I wish the proportions could be slightly adjusted for a good fit and more elegant design.
PS: I'd love to see the light/ medium brown colour return!
I am really sorry this happened with your boot. You should not expect this to happen with your boots. We have actually made quite a few updates to these boots in the last few years to try and improve the quality.
This includes stronger outsoles with recycled content, padding around heel area, stronger laces to avoid them snapping and making them to our new standard fit which is a little wider. The upper material we actually have never changed since 2014 when we launched them.
Perhaps we can send you a replacement pair out to try them out? It maybe you have a quality issue with the pair you have in terms of the material and fit?
Just reply back to the email we just sent to you so we can help you further.
PS thanks for the feedback on the light brown version they were very nice, you are right we should look at bring those back!
Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can be any more help at all,
Great shoes, but I cannot wear them without blister plasters on my ankles unfortunately: the degree/curvature of the backside at my ankles is a bit too sharp, and the cushion part at the backside is actually irritating my ankles. I can wear them one day without blister plasters, but the next day my heels will be open after two days at the office. Thank Logos/God for blister plasters though, because I won't ever ditch these shoes; they are too cool and vegan for that matter. Good to keep in mind though
Good looking pair of boots. Happy to have found a decent vegan alternative to the classic desert boot!
The material takes a while to soften up (you wouldn't really notice it's not leather however) but generally they are comfy and I am very happy with them!
Every pair of shoes from Will's has been superb