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CONS It was noted in the description of this boot to order 1 size smaller because the run large. I normally wear an 8, so I ordered a 7 and they were too tight to even put a sock on with them. Problem number 2; there was a note from Nomad in the package that states "rain boots are water resistant, NOT WATERPROOF, and are not intended for extreme weather conditions or submergence". Isn't the point of rain boots to be water proof, not just water resistant? If I would have seen this in the description on Amazon, I would not have ordered them in the first place.
I have had these since October. I have worn them no more than 10 times. The whole back heel split open. I usually get $20 Old Navy boots that get me a year out of them but splurged on these ones last fall! What a waste. Badly made. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!
I'm revising my original review of this item. It has been less than a year since I ordered these pair of rubber boots. I have worn them infrequently mostly during rain of course but only spring and fall seasons. The boots are falling apart both at the same time. I'm attaching two images. There is a back seam along the whole length of the boot in the back, where the black part/ seem meets the rest of the herringbone material, either the glue or the material is failing on both boots simultaneously. For rubber boots that are supposed to withstand rain and elements, this is not a good quality boot as it has't even been a year.
Overall the boots fit as expected. The in-sole inside slides back and forth in both boots. And once muddy the mud colors the herringbone material and does not come off very easily. If given a choice, would not buy again as they did not last even a year without starting to fall apart.
I wore these boots probably three times and the right heel split up the back about 2 inches. One or two more times after that, the left back split all the way up to about 3 or 4 inches. I tried everything from hot glue to putting black electrical tape to keep it together but nothing worked. It was ridiculous that they broke that fast. I had researched boots on Amazon for a few weeks before I bought those because the reviews seem pretty decent but I was highly disappointed.
I bought these with my husband's account 2 years ago and they looked really pretty albeit quite wide, so if it rains and your pants are tucked in, rain will go in. I wore them very little 2 years ago, but wore them a few times last year in CA, and there wasn't that much rain. I remember noticing one of my toes felt wet, but I forgot every time I returned home to check on this. This year has been very rainy in South Cal and I wear them at least 3-4 times a week, and my left toes get wet every time, very irritating. It's obviously not a very big leak, but a leak nonetheless. It probably happens at the "seam" between the top of the toes and the sole. Since this is CA, and I must have worn them 40 times at most in 2 years, I would not recommend them to anyone living in a rainier region.
Loved the boots at first but now that the sole has detached from the boot after very little wear, they are no longer effective in keeping my feet dry.
After further wear, I have had to reduce my rating to one star. There are so many splits in the boots, they would make better sieves than boots. I am now looking for another pair of boots. I won't be buying Nomad brand.
I really liked these Nomad shoes when I bought them first three years ago but they broke down in creases so I ducked taped them and use them just in my garden. The size 8 was more like size 9 but I’m glad I bought the new pair size 8 since it is smaller and it fits better like size 8.. They fit great and I was walking in them in wet weather but after just two months the rubber broke in the creases and the boots are no longer dry inside. They didn’t even last one winter! Very disappointed !!!! I was not even using them in water only on sidewalk during rainy days. I’m not going tp buy them again to be disappointed for the 3rd time!