I purchased my Hermans in 1977, and have worn them since! They are the best hiking and water walking boot I have ever had. I keep them cleaned and waterproof and they will probably outlast me! I walk thru creeks and deep puddles in desert and in muddy lagoons! Full review
Biota so comfortable I can sleep in them. This best pair of boots I've ever owned. I've owned Timberland, Wolverines, and numerous other brands of boots. I do all types of construction with these boots and hike in the woods. Found them marked down to ten bucks at Walmart. Original was 60$. I'd pay 60$ for another pair of these boots and only wear them for my after work boots. I love them. Sorry if you guys got a bad pair, but mine are the best. Full review
The Hermann Survivor boots of the '70s are completely different that the cheap ones from Walmart. I think the original ones, if I remember right, were made in Poland, and what great boots they were. The new say they are waterproof etc but they are made in China cheaply. Think about it, the 1970 Hermans were more expensive than the 1980 Walmarts, what does that say!! The Polish made quality boots that would have been like $200 today. Being polish made the left foot is the right foot and visa vera… Full review
Average rating because this page is heavily devoted to the Walmart version; the moccasin toe Herman's I'm wearing were built in the 1960's in the USA and still SURVIVING. I will oil, and on occasion have them resoled before they are beyond repair; if the welts blow-out they are done. 10 years ago I saw "Herman's" in Walmart for about 1/2 the price they sold for 30 + years earlier. After a brief examination I realized they were spot on with all the other disposable Chinese boots on the shelves, difference… Full review
The Herman Survivors Kurt was the most comfortable boot I have ever worn. About 13 years ago I bought a pair of Herman Survivser (Kurt model) insulated workboots. They were on clearance at Walmart for around 25 dollars. After trying them on and walking in them for the first day, I knew that they were the best fitting boot, shoe for that matter, that I had ever worn. So I went back to Walmart the next day and bought a backup pair. I don't wear work boots except on weekends and during the long winter… Full review
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