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Itasca Boots / do not last

1 Chicago, IL, United States Review updated:

i been using this website for while now, i never have had any problem until i realize they are being smart ###h changing price quickly.. i have notice everytime i call them or chat with them regarding product availability or any question regarding product...they increase the price right away.. happened to me many times. but what pissed me off when i ordered some Victorinax Shirts and after proceed the payment method when everything wet alright i get email about my Order summery i found they charged me new price.. i call them back the lady behavior was so unacceptable and rude. finally i cancel my ordered and i am never going back to that site ever again.. i bought all the high range stuff like spyder, Victorianax, Alpine, North Face, etc. but now i won't dare to spend single penny on that web site.

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  • Ly
      14th of Feb, 2009
    -1 Votes

    I bought my husband a new pair of Itasca Swampwalker 686333, the zipper came apart after wearing them maybe 10 times during gun season. I would like my money back. Please contact me. 607 369-2148. I don't have the receipt, because who would think the zipper would break after only wearing 10 times.

  • Po
      12th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    The soles on the Itasca boots appear to be a common issue. We have two family members who purchased the same boot. Both love the look and feel but the soles are crumbling after the first walk in snow??? How does that happen? We see others having the same issues. You can't sell garbage and expect to stay in business. People love to purchase but they do talk when they feel they have been taken. Businesses do not prosper if their product is garbage. Got it?

  • Th
      11th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    I am trying to return my Itasca boots, they flippin suck!! The very first time I used them they leaked right thru while turkey hunting. DO NOT BUY THESE BOOTS. Two of my hunting buddies had bought them as well and before I even set foot into the woods, they told me my boots would take on water. Can someone aid me in trying to find the web site so I can return these boots. Most stores won't return boots after they have been worn once. Thanks Mark

  • Ha
      28th of May, 2009
    +1 Votes

    i bought a pair of swampwalker 2's and I havent had a single problem with them

  • Mi
      31st of May, 2009
    0 Votes


  • Ho
      5th of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have a pair of worthless Swap Stalkers. Complete garbage! Leaked the first time out. The all the seams came apart. Can not find any contact info. Never again!

  • Pt
      8th of Oct, 2009
    0 Votes

    Purchased a pair and used them on a Wyoming elk hunt this past month (09/09 )and they fell apart after 5 days. They (itasca bushmaster) are junk I will NEVER purchase another product from itasca again!!!

  • He
      14th of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

    I bought a pair of the swampwalker 16 boots early this year to wear for this years shotgun season. They did'nt even last through the season. Since I bought more than 90 days ago, Gander Mountain would not take them back. (ninety day policy). The rubber split every place that they bend. Leaked like a sieve. Must have at least 5 holes in them.Does anyone know how to get a hold of the company? They don't seam to want anyone to know how to get in touch with them. THESE BOOTS SUCK!!! Herm

  • Bi
      22nd of Dec, 2009
    0 Votes

    by C.O. Lynch Enterprises, Inc.
    2655 Fairview Ave., N.
    Roseville, MN 55113
    800-225-2565 651-633-8800
    FAX: 651-633-9095
    Sales Mgr./Mktg. Dir.: Jeffrey Berc
    For 30 years, Itasca has been manufacturing
    high-quality footwear for the outdoor industry.

  • Mi
      22nd of Dec, 2010
    +1 Votes

    I too have bought Itasca boots only to have the heel collapse into the sole after only a week and a half of use. Up to that point I loved them. I was looking for a company website when I came across this one. I would like to complain as well but also offer a solution. I believe I have figured out what is causing this issue. The cells in the sole are too big, at least in the heel portion, to support my weight. I weigh 230 lbs. I am curious to know how much hamm3rtime weighs since he has had no problem with his boots. My solution would be to make the cells much MUCH smaller. I have cut out the lining in the heel area of my boots to see what I could do to fix them. The cells are huge at least 3/4 of an inch square. Currently I'm filling in the cells of the heel area with shoe goo. I have cut a new paper liner out of automotive gasket material to lay over the top to hold in the steel shank. I've got one boot done and so far it looks pretty darn good. Now the hard part is leaving the boots alone for a couple of days to allow the shoe goo to cure. I think I'll get a pair of those gel arch supports to put in them to help distribute the weight better. Darn I just noticed that you can attach pics. I would have done that If I had known before hand.

  • Ro
      13th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes
    Itasca swamp boots - Boots are Junk
    Itasca shoes or boots
    United States

    Boots fell apart after wearing them a hand full times.They have cracks and spilts every wear.

  • Kh
      3rd of Feb, 2011
    0 Votes
    Itasca - Boots are Junk
    United States

    I purchased a pair of Itasca Swamp Stalkers last year for my husband. They were very expensive, and he got one season out of them. He went to use them this year, and they are all dryrotted. Cracked and broken. They are totally useless. I am thankful I got at least a couple months of wear out of them, but I will never spend that kind of money again. If I'm going to get a pair of boots, I'll just buy the cheap kind and throw them away at the end of the season.

  • Kj
      27th of Apr, 2011
    0 Votes

    All products can have defects and it seems people only want to compain when things are not right that goes in general as a society...keep receipts when shopping and the first problem you see with them contact the manufacture. If you have worn a shoe over 90 days I can see why the retailer woulnt take them back it usually goes that way, I bought a pair of sneakers that started falling apart and since I wore them they would not take them back. They have many great reviews, and its unfortunate that there are just bad products made sometimes, but that goes for all products, pants, shirts with incorrect stitching that falls apart, bad food at restraunts. I would say next time contact the manufacture to resolve the issue and keep receipts.

  • Le
      6th of Oct, 2011
    +1 Votes

    I bought a pair of Itasca "hard Commerce" boots for ork because they were light in weight and had a steel toe. I shelled out $80 plus dollars and they dissintegrated my second week of wearing them. $30 Walmart boots last me a year before they even start to fall apart.TOTAL GARBAGE!!!

  • Ja
      22nd of Oct, 2011
    +1 Votes

    I bought a pair of Itasca "hard commerce" boots for the steel toe and waterproofing, they fell apart with 4 weeks. Total Junk, useless boots. Gander Mountain sells them and they woundn't even return them. Gander Mountain passed the buck and told me to call the manufacture. I will NEVER goto GANDER MOUNTAIN again. The sales person told m e they were great boots. All I have to say about him is he was a LIAR! The toes fell apart and were no longer WATERPROOF.

  • Jj
      22nd of Nov, 2011
    0 Votes

    We have a pair of Itasca Swampwalkers that didn't even last a year. The company, C.O. Lynch Enterprises which distributes the boots 651-633-8800 will not stand behind their product. Purchased at Gander Mountain 888-542-6337 won't stand behind them outside of a 1 year warranty. When you pay that much money for boots, they should last longer than 1 year, not be disposable items. Will never purchase Itasca or from Gander Mountain again. Cabelas has always stood behind products that have known defects, regardless of out of "warranty" or not. They will be getting our business for footwear and outdoor gear in the future. Goodbye Gander Mountain.

  • No
      29th of Jan, 2012
    0 Votes

    I bought two pairs of boots for my boys and both pairs are falling apart. The liners felll apart along with the inside of the boot. I can't find a email or any thing to get ahold of the company the boots are absolutly JUNK I will never ever buy another pair again. we only had both pair for not even a month.

  • Ma
      12th of Mar, 2012
    +1 Votes

    I bought a pair of Itasca Icebreaker Men's boots from a local discount shoe store. Took them home and wore them one time. Next time I went to put them on I noticed that the side of the rubber boot had split wide open. Took them back to the store I bought them from and noticed that the other boot was split as well while showing them to the store clerk. Rather than get a refund they had one last pair in my size so I decided to try them. Wore them twice and the rubber sole has already cracked wide open. Didn't know it until I walked out in the rain and my sock was immediately soaked. Taking them back to the store tomorrow and asking for a refund. Will never buy Itasca boots again.

  • Da
      8th of Nov, 2012
    0 Votes

    i just got a pair of itasca hunting boots, i wore them 3 times, i pulled the laces to tighten them and a rivet holding the eyelet on popped and hit me in the eyebrow. i like the boot but they are made cheaply. luckily it didnt hit my eye. i will never buy a pair from this company.

  • An
      28th of Mar, 2013
    0 Votes

    To who it may concern

    I bought a pair of rubber itasca hunting boots october of 2012. Used them for one hunting season and they have like tears in the tops an bottoms. I paid 130.00 dollars for them at dunhams. I would really like someone to email me back regarding this or I can concact my lawyer. I am really not pleased with them.

    Thank you
    Anthony gray

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