Rugged Outback

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Waterproof Hikers

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Would never touch these again — total waste of money. Heel collapsed and the sole left the shoe second time out. Do not bother buying these shoes. You will be disappointed. Read the other reviews. Full review

Waterproof Hikers

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Lasted less than two months. The whole heel collapsed. Throw in the garbage... Full review

Waterproof Hikers

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Look deceivingly good with a thick treaded sole that looks the business for trekking and rigorous outback walking. My advice: Do not buy these shoes. Was really pleased getting them out of the box. Looked really well made and just the job!! I nearly bought another pair straight away — soooo glad I didn't!! Was going to send them back but wont waste more money for a replacement pair. Full review

Waterproof Hikers

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought these boots at Payless Shoe Source, and added some "gel-air" insoles. They are made of waterproof synthetic leather which seems pretty tough, gives good ankle support, and are really waterproof, but breathability is another issue. They breathe, but not very fast, but I find that a good insole, good combination of socks and foot powder, plus gelling your feet with alcohol before you hike, all work well to reduce moisture and odor. They are pretty durable (probably not as tough as real leather),… Full review

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Rugged Outback is a Payless Shoes brand.


Rugged Outback
Payless Shoes
3231 SE Sixth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66607

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