As always, product didn’t disappoint. Very comfortable and warm work boots even for wearing them for 12 hours and over. Had to go size down from usual size.
WVS website claims that once you find your size, you can order the same size in all the footwear on the site. As another reviewer points out, this is not the case, as these boots run big. I originally got a 41/9 (same as my hiking boots, which by the way are the best shoes ever!) but had to exchange them for a 40/8.5 instead. (The return process was quick and easy!) Unfortunately though, I just don't like these boots. The soles are very flat, no curvature or support for walking all day (I even added insoles, didn't help much). The soles are oddly more slippery than my hiking boot soles on the concrete floor of my warehouse workplace. The ankle supports are very cushiony, which would be nice if the laces went up high enough to hold your ankle in place. Instead they tie barely higher than the average tennis shoe, letting your foot slide around with each step, even when the laces are boa-constrictor-tight. A shame because I really wanted safer footware for work, but I still find myself choosing my hiking boots for work. They're still quality boots though, with mostly good reviews. They don't *hurt* your feet, even when not broken in. They just don't offer much else in way of stability or comfort. It's wonderful to have options for eco-friendly, vegan work shoes. The Will's Vegan logo on the side is a good touch, something I wish the hiking boots had, to help start conversations.
I was glad to find these safetly boots accomodate for my wide feet but looking back I should have sized down, normally a 39-40 but the 39 is still quite roomy. Light and comfy to work in, however, I do alot of allterrain work so would love if they were a bit higher cut to hold them on more securely and offer more ankle support.
Hopefully down the track more styles become available an finding the perfect vegan work boots for the job will be a reality. Happy with these for now!
Really great boots for work. I work in a dog rescue and do about 10 miles a day. The anti slip is very effective even on icy steps in the mornings! Extremely comfortable from the get go. The waterproof lasted about 10 months before I started to feel water coming through. I’ve had them a year now and the heels are starting to peel and holes are appearing meaning a lot of water is now coming through. However this is after the boots doing about 50 miles a week, and getting regularly soaked with water! I think I probably will repurchase.
I might be still waiting for my pair of WV work boots, have not had assistance of super Aarti!!! First shipment vanished from the raider a few days after it was posted. Aarti got in touch and was in constant help until I received my boots! Once again, thank you so much Aarti!
I wear them to work in cold and bit wet condition, yet my feet are kept dry and thick sole keep them well protected from cold.
And most importantly, they are a pair of vegan boots!!! Can’t recommend them enough!