Ozark Trail Hikers

28 reviews
5-star:   3
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   4
1-star:   19

Reviews

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They fell apart within a month of light duty wear!!!!

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: gift

Summary

They fell apart within a month of light duty wear!!!! It is a shame as they look great!!!

Pros

  • The price is low, low, low.
  • The shoe looks awesome and fits well

Cons

  • Junk, junk, junk, junk, junk, junk, junk
  • Fell apart within a month of light duty
  • Undependable

Within a month of wearing these great looking shoes fell apart at the sole. I know shoes pretty much and these fell apart due to terribly low quality materials and probably low quality workmanship. Stop buying Chinese junk.

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Soles of boots VERY THIN and WEAK! Soles will split…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $34

Summary

Soles of boots VERY THIN and WEAK! Soles will split open in 3 weeks or less if walking on rough terrain!

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • VERY WEAK THIN soles of boot.

I bought these boots from Wal-Mart, and would not recommend you buy! The soles of the shoes busted out in 3 weeks after buying them. I wore the boots 5 days a week on gravel and sidewalks, and the soles split open verticaly down the middle of the boot.

The sole of the boot is VERY thin and has a metal bar on the inside sole. They are definitely not for hiking or walking on rough terrain.

One good note is that they are comfortable boots, but only good for walking in an office on carpet or smooth level surfaces. Rough terrain is definitely not recommended.

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You get what you pay for. I would never recommend…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $35 - 40

Summary

You get what you pay for. I would never recommend these to anyone.

Pros

  • Price
  • Colors

Cons

  • Everything else about the shoe

Let me start with the midsole and outsole construction. They are very poor and break down quickly. The outsole has a very low wear rating. The midsole offers little to no support. For anyone needing any type of arch support these are not for you. The midsole construction is flat and offers no latteral support or protection from a foot rollover. 

The things you would need to make these boots partially trail worthy would be an upgraded insole, waterproofing spray, better laces, and you would most definitely need a walking stick for any stability. In short their "hicking" boots are for the casual hiker that walks from a parking lot to a lodge, period.

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I bought these boots in January for everyday use.

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25

Summary

I bought these boots in January for everyday use. The soles of the boots busted out within two weeks. There were a complete and total waste of money

These boots fell apart on me within a few weeks of purchasing them. In my humble opinion they suck badly.

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I bought a pair of men's hikers and one week the insoles…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $20

I bought a pair of men's hikers and one week the insoles sunk down. The cardboard insole has a rivet that digs in the heel.

Don't waste your money on these pieces of garbage.

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Someone posted that these are probably made in the…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $30+

Someone posted that these are probably made in the same Chinese factory as 120 dollar boots. Hahaha, you've got a screw loose.

I've had these boots for less than 2 months (5 weeks) and the sole is worn through and leaking. I sorely wish I had forced myself to pay the $95 for the Timberlands (I originally paid $45 for) I was trying to replace. I wore them daily for 2 years before the sole wore through. The jump to $95 caused me to try these worthless Ozark Trail boots. Definitely not the same factory.

I understand where the roofer is coming from but he must buy a pair every month. I'm not even on concrete all day and mine wore out.

I strongly urge people to go with ANYTHING else if you want a lasting boot.

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I purchased a pair of men's Hikers to use while I…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $36 on sale

I purchased a pair of men's Hikers to use while I deliver the morning newspaper. I was quite satisfied with the fit, comfort and that they kept my feet dry. I did not anticipate what else they would do to save my feet. 

Yesterday while delivering the papers, I stopped the car and started to get out, thinking that the car was in park. It wasn't. It was in reverse. As I stepped out with my left foot and took my other foot off the brake, the car went backward, catching my foot and pinning it sideways to the road, pulling me out of the car. The car stopped with the left front tire on top of the instep. After about 3 or 4 minutes and me yelling for help, people came and I told them to put the car in drive to get it off my foot.

I could wiggle my toes while under the wheel without any pain. After the car was moved, I moved my foot and toes and all seemed fine. With some help, I tried standing...no pain. No discomfort. I finished the deliveries, went home and called my doctor. After he checked me out, he said there was no noticeable swelling or discoloration. 

The boot stopped the car from going completely over my foot and protected the foot from and major injury.

I would recommend these boots to anyone looking for an excellent hiking boot. 

Thank you, Ozark Trail.

John Friguletto

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Recently purchased a pair of Ozark Trail hiking boots…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Price Paid: approximatley $50

Recently purchased a pair of Ozark Trail hiking boots at the local Wal Mart. Within a few weeks the inner sole pulled away and became loose and uncomfortable. It has become impossible to wear them , so they have become useless for work.

I have purchased this same type of boot in the past, without issue, was hoping for a repeat. Sorry to say, this may cause me to look elsewhere and go with a different brand.

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These are the worst shoes I have ever bought in my…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $30+

These are the worst shoes I have ever bought in my life! How do you all stay in business? I had these things that I paid over $30 for, for not even a month and the bottoms are worn out as well as blown out!

I will NEVER buy anything Ozark Trail again EVER! These boots are complete and unadulterated GARBAGE! Please go out of business ASAP???

I lost my receipt and can't eevn get my money back either! Oh well, ya live and ya learn I guess.

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I've done bought 2 pair in the last 4 months. The…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: between $25 or $30 dollars a pair

I've done bought 2 pair in the last 4 months. The shoe falls apart in a couple of month. I don't even go hiking. I DO NOT recommend.

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My husband and I both bought a pair of these at the…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $20

My husband and I both bought a pair of these at the same time. Three weeks after he had his, the top part started coming loose at the seams, the soles cracked, and the insole collapsed into the bottom of the shoe. A few weeks later, the soles of mine started to crack and leaked.  

I do not recommend these brand shoes to anyone, save your money and go barefoot, because that is what it will be like after a month of wearing these. Sad thing is, they were not worn on a daily basis.

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I bought a pair of hiking boots at Walmart, lasted…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $30

I bought a pair of hiking boots at Walmart, lasted maybe 2 weeks before the sole split and exposed my foot to the elements. You would think that a $30 pair of hiking boots would last a bit longer.

I would not recommend these shoes to anyone nor will I ever buy another pair of this brand shoe of any kind.

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I recently purchase an Ozark Trail pair of mens hikers…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $30

I recently purchase an Ozark Trail pair of mens hikers Item# 2598110. These are terrible boots I have owned then for about 2 months and the entire bottom of one of the boots has completely blown out and cracked so now water seeps in and my foot is exposed to the ground.

The worst 30 dollars I have ever spent.

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What do I expect for a product made in China. It is…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Materials: man made
Use: walking
Break-in Period: 3 mons
Weight: 200 lbs.
Price Paid: $30

What do I expect for a product made in China. It is terrible. Laces come apart, insoles collapsing, I wouldn't recommend these boots to anyone or any Ozark Trail shoes.

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Great boots out of the box. Within two weeks however…

Rating: rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Materials: leather
Use: Daily wear
Break-in Period: 2 days
Price Paid: $28

Great boots out of the box. Within two weeks however the interior of the right boot pulls out when removed. Quite annoying, I know they won't last.

But Hey, bettern going barefoot and less than $30...Not very high expectations from the start.

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I bought a pair of Ozark hiking boots at the end of…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $20

I bought a pair of Ozark hiking boots at the end of May 2008 and then wore them to Alaska fishing out at sea in storms for a week. Then came home to Idaho and used them feeding cows and wood hauling up in the mountains along with any other day jobs that I have done and had to buy a new pair today for 20 because I think they might be starting to leak a little bit.

John Lake
Paris, Idaho

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I purchased this boot from Walmart. They have had…

Rating: rated 0 of 5 stars
Price Paid: don't remember

I purchased this boot from Walmart. They have had very little use and the sole is coming off the boot. It is almost1/2 off both front and back. Anyone could look at the sole and see how much wear they have had, as well as the top of the boot.

More waste for our environment.

Ward Lambert

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The steel plate on the arch is not in place, cutting…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: I can't remember

The steel plate on the arch is not in place, cutting a hole in the heel, making the foot to get wet.

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GREAT HIKERS, GREAT VALUE! I am sick of people criticizing…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: leather rubber
Use: camping
Break-in Period: 1 day
Weight: a few oz.
Price Paid: $17.93

GREAT HIKERS, GREAT VALUE!

I am sick of people criticizing these hikers! Too bad your lives hinge on having to have a product for the namesake!

These are great shoes for the money and I can buy 4-5 pairs for what you pay for Merrells or North Face. They are all made in China by political prisoner labor anyway, probably in the same factory with the Chinese government and American investors laughing all the way to the bank at those with enough dumbassedness in them to pay $120 for the same shoe they could pay $20 for...LOL!

Get real and quit being dooped by marketing ploys!

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I'm a roofer and I buy these boot all the time. I…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: leather
Use: roofing
Break-in Period: 1 day
Weight: 210 pounds
Price Paid: $20

I'm a roofer and I buy these boot all the time. I would never wear these boots for hiking, but they are the greatest shoes for the roof. Ozark makes them with cheap rubber which enables them to stick to the steeper roof pitches. They don't last long at all but I will continue to buy them as long as I can find those reggie III's .

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I bought a pair and two weeks later they started coming…

Rating: rated 0 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $30

I bought a pair and two weeks later they started coming apart at the seams. I took them back to Walmart and they exchanged them. A week later the new exchanged ones started doing the same thing.

I am tired and embarrassed to go back and exchange these ones. So I guess I will end up losing my $30 Dollars and just never buy another pair of these name brand shoes again. Trash, Junk. Basura!!!

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These boots were supposed to be leather but after…

Rating: rated 0 of 5 stars
Materials: Leather
Use: Work (Correctional Officer)
Break-in Period: 8 weeks
Price Paid: $24.97

These boots were supposed to be leather but after 8 weeks of wearing them, they are tearing apart. Wal-Mart won't exchange the boots for me because they no longer carry that brand. I will never EVER buy any Ozark Trail products again. I hope that you will make this right somehow.

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Very comfortable hiking shoe, however, the first pair…

Rating: rated 0 of 5 stars
Materials: leather
Use: Normal hiking and daily wear.
Break-in Period: Did not have time to break in!
Weight: 200 lbs
Price Paid: $24.95

Very comfortable hiking shoe, however, the first pair I completely wore out the bottom (ate the tread off through to the padding)in just two and a half months. I got them replaced and in less than three weeks did the same thing to the second pair. Not my recommendation!!!!!!

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I am not pleased with this hiking boot. It says satisfaction…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $11.84

I am not pleased with this hiking boot. It says satisfaction guaranteed right on the tag, but where do you take it to complain? Most stores don't want them back. My son did not have the boots even 10 days and only wore them twice. The shoe string came apart. The top metal buckle to put the shoe string broke completely off. TRASH.

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Two weeks after wearing them, the metal strip came…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Materials: imitation leather
Use: working, drive tow truck
Break-in Period: 3 days
Weight: light on your feet
Price Paid: $20 on sale

Two weeks after wearing them, the metal strip came out of the bottom of the shoe. As far as comfort, they felt good. I really enjoyed up until the point where the bottom blew out, which was only two weeks. The bottom of the shoe should be stronger or have a wider plate that covers the whole bottom

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COMPLETE GARBAGE, within one month I blew out the…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Materials: junk
Use: heavy
Break-in Period: ??huh
Weight: trash

COMPLETE GARBAGE, within one month I blew out the heel. The only thing I kept was the laces and then threw the rest in the garbage. If you are wise you will never ever buy anything with Ozark Trail on it.

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Great boots! Used at every scout camp I went to this…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: Leather & manmade
Use: day hikes and tracking down kids at Scout Camps
Break-in Period: were broke0in after first trip
Weight: not sure
Price Paid: $15

Great boots! Used at every scout camp I went to this year. The great part is that on wet or dewy mornings, my feet stayed dry and warm. The lacing hooks are hinged giving good flexibility on uneven terrain.

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In under three months the sides blew out of the right…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Materials: Leather
Use: normal wear. no hiking, no running
Break-in Period: 3 months
Weight: 192
Price Paid: $23.35

In under three months the sides blew out of the right boot from heel to toe--complete and utter useless garbage. Ozark Trail--YOU SUCK! I will NEVER spend another dime on ANYTHING with your name on it! good day.

Ozark Trail Hikers

reviewers paid:
$11.84 - $50.00

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