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Ozark Trail Judd

rated 1.0 of 5 stars

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Price Reviewers Paid: $18.00-$30.00


10 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   1
1-star:   8

After having them not even a month the insoles were caving in on themselves. The outside of the shoe is still in perfectly good condition but the insole disintegrated to the point where even aftermarket insoles wont help.


  • Good value at first
  • Decent traction


  • Extremely poor craftsmanship !!!!!!!
  • Insoles kill your feet after only a few weeks

I have only had them about 2 1/2wks and the insoles are completely disintegrated to the point where I can see the inside of the outer sole from just looking inside the shoe. The construction and durability is horrible!!!!!!!

I used them for everyday wear just on the street and not even hiking like they're supposedly for.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: about $20


We bought these hiking boots at Walmart. I thought they looked durable, but I was wrong. The sole split away from the boot and the inside of the heel broke down shortly after purchasing the boots. they didn't even last a month. Even the cheap $10 sneakers last better than that. 

As I tried to find the Co. today I see that other people are having the same problem. Is Wal-mart the owner of Ozark Trail outdoor equipment Co.? Something is wrong here!! These boots are junk!!! Don't waste your money!

Price Paid: $25

OK this is my second pair of boots and will be my last. The issue with them are the sole. They are just weak mat within in four days of normal wear no extreme conditions i could feel every rock i step on.

The bottom is just too soft. So with that said these boots suck!!!!

Price Paid: $25

Ok... I agree with most of the complaints on this page and had to take away a few stars for each, but I would also like to give a couple of the good qualities of the boot. Keep in mind that I hike the mountains of Colorado at least 3 times a week, so these boots have been well tested. Let us start with the bad.

1) Poor construction.

A) The sole split away from the boot shortly after purchasing the boots. The problem was easily remedied with some Gorilla brand superglue.

B) There was rapid deterioration of the heel support, inside of the boot. Another reviewer described this perfectly, calling it a "honey comb pattern" that is very noticeable on the heel once the deterioration has taken place. Unlike that reviewer, I would not go as far as to say that it is painful in any way.

2) Not waterproof, in the least.

3) Rigidity in the sole is not enough to protect feet from feeling most rocks under foot, lending to wear and tear on the legs.

Okay, now for the good.

1) Very light weight. I like a light boot, so this is a plus for me.

2) The sole of the boot has excellent grip. I do a bit of bouldering (rock scrambling) and I have never felt a bit of slip in these boot's grip.

All-in-all, you get what you pay for, and for $18 they were a great short term replacement between my last and current pair of Merrell hikers.

Use: Heavy Hiking
Break-in Period: More of a breakdown period of about 4 months.
Price Paid: $18

This shoe is crap. Bought one pair, with in a week the insides broke. I took them back to exchange figuring maybe just that pair... new pair did EXACT same thing. Couldn't take them back so kept wearing (needed shoes). Now within month, the bottoms have shredded and completely falling apart. DO NOT BUY THESE SHOES!

Price Paid: $20

The inside of the heel broke down within a week. The honeycomb of the heel just destroyed my heels to the point that I couldn't walk. This is the second pair that I have tried and both had the same results. I have worn these boots in the past and could usually get 6 to 8 months use out of them, but something has changed in their construction.

Use: day to day work
Break-in Period: 1 day
Price Paid: $30

These shoes may not be for everybody or for extreme hiking. I buy them because sneakers don't last as long. So I wear them just like a sneaker. They are better than a sneaker for support, last longer and cost less most of the time.

Use: work / play
Break-in Period: three or four days
Price Paid: $25

These are by far the worst boot I have ever worn. They didn't last a simple 7 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail. The sole was worn down by the time I finished, but the worst was the small twig that penetrated the sole of the boot. I felt every rock and twig on the trail no matter how small. Do yourself a favor and spend more on a better quality boot. You get what you pay for, and these are not worth the blisters.

Materials: Rubber, leather and synthetic
Use: rough trail w/ heavy pack
Break-in Period: 1 month
Weight: 2lbs
Price Paid: $18

I bought these boots for my husband a little over a month ago. Two weeks ago he started complaining about the heel splitting on the inside and outside, so that his feet do get wet. He says they are the most uncomfortable pair of boots we have ever bought him. Never again.

Break-in Period: less than two weeks
Price Paid: $18.99

We bought the hiking boots from Walmart and already has a breakdown on the bottom sole...water gets in and made my husband feet wet.

Materials: recycled
Use: casual
Break-in Period: 10 days
Weight: 250
Price Paid: $18

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