A Spotlight on the Karrimor Hot Rock Walking Boots (with Weathertite Extreme Fabric) for Men
Today’s spotlight is on the Karrimor Men’s Hot Rock walking boots. I used to own a pair of Karrimor boots myself, albeit not this particular model. They were pretty durable and didn’t visibly deteriorate throughout their entire period of use, although from my personal experience, they weren’t the comfiest of boots.
Eventually, I swapped them out for a different brand. That’s not to say, though, that you shouldn’t consider Karrimor in your search for a great pair of boots– on the contrary, my experience is just one of thousands, and Karrimor does offer great value for money.
First impressions of the Hot Rock boots are very good; from an aesthetic point of view, the outward design and colour scheme are pleasing to the eye, and certainly give the impression that this is a solid piece of footwear to take on the outdoors. The black model combines a gray scale body with yellow highlights on the outsole, upper, and laces to present a rugged, no-nonsense look, whilst the blue model presents orange highlights to tastefully complement the deep blue and greyscale colours on the rest of the boot. Stylish!
- A stitched suede upper.
- Rubber toe cap.
- Durable metallic eyelets for the laces.
- FFC cushioned midsole.
- DuraGrip outsole.
- High ankle collar with padding.
- Weathertite Extreme waterproof finish.
One of the key features of the Karrimor Hot Rock boots is the Weathertite Extreme fabric that gives them waterproofing capability. It would be interesting to see how this material performs compared to the industry leader, GoreTex.
So, what do people say about the Karrimor Hot Rock walking boots?
Reviews of these boots are, on the whole, quite positive. In their explanations, users particularly mention the good ankle support, comfort whilst trekking, aesthetics, and durability. In fact, it appears that the majority of purchasers on Amazon UK give good ratings to the Hot Rock boots! On the other hand, there are a number of criticisms to consider as well.
Aside from the usual issues of fit and incorrect sizes, some users complain that the waterproofing is below par and not suitable for heavy-duty use, whilst others note that the laces deteriorate very quickly. Poor stitching or assembly, leading to loss of waterproofing, is another possible issue.
All told, the Karrimor Hot Rock walking boots certainly seem to be a cost-efficient purchase. If you’re after stylish, decent quality boots at a more affordable price than the big brands, they’re probably worth putting under consideration.
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