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Herman Survivors Bison Steel Toe

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Herman Survivors Bison Steel Toe hiking boot

Cheap, durable enough work boots that perform about as advertised. A little better than Brahmas and really worth the money.


  • Waterproof right up to the top edge
  • Wide enough to shotgun jeans into
  • Solid steel toe
  • Good thick leather
  • Steel toe
  • Good chunky outsole with good traction
  • Fairly comfortable.


  • Not resoleable as they are a cup sole, but these are meant to be disposable.
  • Not the most comfortable, but easily take Doctor Scholls.
  • The sole also does not have any puncture protection, but is fairly thick

As someone who grew up in Ariat, Durango, Justin, and other cowboy boots, I was looking for a cheap pair of steel toe work boots to kick around in. These boots fit the bill as a pair of waterproof wellingtons for around $70.

I love them much more than I expected and wear them often. They do come a little dry but become very supple with the use of some linseed or mink oil. These boots are great for people who work with concrete or other things that tear up the upper of a mid-range boot faster than the sole wear out.

A lot of people have been saying that the sole falls off, which I have seen with Brahma boots, but has not happened with my pair after a few months of hard use. I have a cut in the leather on the toe that goes all the way through to the steel and my feet are still completely dry while typing this after coming home from wading in a shallow creek.

I love these boots and will definitely be trying a pair of their crepe sole moc toes next.


i have been working daily in these boots for about 3 months and have yet to have a single issue that wasnt easily fixed.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~$70

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