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Old 01-02-2008, 09:13 AM
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Me and my 2 hunting buddies have Rocky boots. I got mine 2 years ago and they got theirs before last season. By the end of this season, the tread on all of them is disintegrating, breaking off in little chunks. It's not wearing off, they look like you took a walk on razor blades. Anybody else had this problem with Rocky boots?

I am wondering if out stand platforms (rough metal grate) is doing the damage or if we got some dud boots.
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:51 AM
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I had a pair, they were comfortable and warm.
But the soles came apart like a $2 dollar watch after about 4 years.
it's like they dry rotted or something ?
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:55 AM
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Same problem. Rocky will not even respond to my question. A lot of people have same problem. Look at E-mail thread earlier this year.
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:42 PM
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This is why I no longer buy Rocky Boots. I had a pair of $169.00 Rockys I bought in 96 for Elk hunting. By 1999 the soles had disentigrated in my closet. Several calls to Rocky got no satisfaction. They have known of this problem for at least 10 years and still keep making boots with soles that rot off.
Sounds like a big rip off to me.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:22 PM
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Yep....Happens all the time.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:50 PM
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mine tore up too, i sent them back to rocky and they said, too bad.. no more rockys for me. I did have them re-soled with Goodyear soles and they are lasting just fine. I think it cost about $40.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:57 PM
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Same thing happened to me....
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:32 PM
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First pair of cornstalkers lasted me about 10 years - just hated to replace them as they were the most comfortable boots I ever had. Replaced them with new Rocky's and boy they didn't last very well at all. I had my soles replaced on them but they didn't really feel right after that. Now I'm in Danner's - so far so good.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:01 PM
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Mine fell apart a couple of years ago. I sent them to the factory and they replaced the soles. My buddy had the same problem and tried to send them for repair a couple of months later. They would no longer repair them but sent him new soles which he would have take to a shoe guy for repair. Neither of us will buy Rocky again.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:20 PM
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I have a pair of Corn Stalkers that have done the same thing. I thought that it was something I may have done. I only use them for hunting and scouting.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:44 PM
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you can add me to the list also.They told me that they would not fix or replace then.These boots are 1 year old, and junk.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:21 PM
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add me to the list......second pair I bought had something wrong on the inside. I guess I'll buy something else.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:40 PM
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Nothing but Wolverines for me anymore. Rockies have turned to trash.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:42 PM
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me too, they rot even if you don't wear them. I had mine resoled and they have been fine ever since.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:48 AM
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Well, at least we are not the only ones. Just wish I would have researched before spending $150 on a pair of boots!
Rocky will never get any more business from me and my buddies.
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I can't let a Rocky Boot thread go by without pausing to warn everyone: DON'T BUY ROCKY BOOTS. Yes, in years past they were alright - they aren't now. Don't waste your money, there are too many good boots out there. Wolverines, Redwing, Gokey, Russell, LaCrosse, Georgia Boot etc... are all better than Rocky Boots - buy them and save yourself the aggrevation.
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:11 PM
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I pulled my insulated /gortex / Rockey boots out yesterday(haven't worn in a year) left a black trail through the house-- entire soles fell apart - crumbled into small chunks-- didn't know it was a widespread problem thought I stepped into something and ruined them
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I won't bother with an involved post again. But I plan to NEVER buy another pair of Rocky boots.
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they used to put viberam soles on there boots and then they stated makeing there own to save money and that is when the ran into problems. it was only on a few models of boots they had the problems with, but they have the problem worked out now. and most of the problems were from people who didnt ware them.
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:21 AM
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they used to put viberam soles on there boots and then they stated makeing there own to save money and that is when the ran into problems. it was only on a few models of boots they had the problems with, but they have the problem worked out now. and most of the problems were from people who didnt ware them.
What are you saying? That if you wear them they won't fall apart, but if you don't wear them they will fall apart.
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:40 PM
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www.Boycott Rocky Boots.com
that would get their attention
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:01 PM
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i will not spend my money on them no more i bought new pair before turkey season this past year just wore them hunting before season was up soles falling off and leaking bad i thought well it might of just been a bad pair bought new pair before deer season this past year and i said well i'll keep the receipt but i can't find it now they are shot as well NO MORE FOR ME made cheep over seas they used to be some what ok danners now
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:08 PM
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the state bought 100's of pair for officers years ago and had the same problem with them
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:24 PM
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I can add my pair also, put on to hunt this year, soles looked like they were new, walked to stand and back out and both soles came off the boots. Boots a couple of years old had not been worn very much. Very disappointed to say the least, I just threw in trash can.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:38 AM
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yea mine too!! 1 yr and toast,and i only wore them in the woods.not going to nor going home just in the woods and never in a stand.i won't buy them anymore.
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