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Kamik Champlain Reviews

57 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

60% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

63% "Moderate arch support"

30 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/31/10
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I was searching for a good winter boot that I could just slip on and go walk the dog or slip on to go to the hockey rink. This boot is awesome. Great fit around the ankle, easy on and easy off. The zipper stays up and it is waterproof and rated to -40°F. Which is the average temp in Minnesota for more than half the year. I was comparing this boot with the model offered by Sorel. The Kamik has more support and a padded collar that keeps out snow and cold. Great boot. In addition, Zappos had the boot delivered three days after I ordered using standard ground shipping. This was a great transaction.

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27 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/10/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

It looks good, tread looks as if it would work nicely in snow. Definitely a size smaller than what used to be a 10 and the ankle/leg very tight and might loosen with use. Was disappointed.

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 11, 2011

Mike

from Yelm, WA

Had to return first pair because they run close to a size small. Zappos return procedure is the best in the Biz! Just because of that I will always start with Zappos. Otherwise great boot for the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2011

Frank M

from Chicago

A real bargain. These boots are very comfortable and compare and perform as well as Sorels and other boots I have that cost more than twice as much. They are warm and fit very well. I highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2010

Laurel G

from Boone, NC

Absolutely the best winter boots for snow and ice. I purchase them for my husband and he still continues to rave about the comfort, warmth and accessibility these boots provide. It is his go to boot for the storms and blizzards we've had this year. Originally purchased as an easy on-and-off when he went skiing is now the all the time boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrills, Bass, Uggs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 24, 2010

Mark

from California

Very nice boot and truly waterproof. Great for putting on chains on my truck. Zappos shipping was Wow fast even though I didn't request it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 15, 2010

Sue B

from Northwest Indiana

Very nice fitting boot. The padding and comfort is excellent for the cold wind and snow.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2010

Anonymous

 

Bought for skiing, awesome boot for slopes! Quick in and out, and comfortable! After messing with ski boots, this boot is the only way to go!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 21, 2010

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Very warm and waterproof, but the comfort leaves something to be desired. The boot doesn't include an insole and the padding in the heel is minimal. After walking around in them for a while my heel started to hurt. I had to order a size up from my normal shoe size for them to fit properly. Unfortunately, I'll be returning them to try a different brand.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Alaska

It looks good, tread looks as if it would work nicely in snow. Definitely a size smaller than what used to be a 10 and the ankle/leg very tight and might loosen with use. Was disappointed.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 14, 2012

Barb W

 

These boots are pile lined, the perfect height without too much bulk under the pant leg, quick entry with zipper and very warm with only one heavy sock on! They are well made with an excellent traction sole and totally waterproof! Order exactly one size larger for correct sizing! These are the best boots that I have ever owned! I bought a pair for my 94 year old father, too! He loves them!

Brands I'd also recommend: ??

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2012

Alex W

from Detroit, Michigan

Good boots for the price. The back comes down too far, seems they would catch snow. They are a somewhat strange fit too, tight on the mid-foot but loose in the heel.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 24, 2012

T. S

from Ohio

Super fast shipping! Boots feel good, and seem very comfortable. I hope the zipper holds up and the boot doesn't get loose since you can't tie them tight. I took everyone's advice and went up a size and they fit great. I wear a 13, but ordered a 14 and they fit perfect.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 28, 2012

Anonymous

from CLE, OH

Okay boot - soft and warm on the inside but the front does not flex in the front when walking, it provides little arch support and feet start to hurt after 30 minutes. Used mostly for snowblowing the neighborhood and walking out to the car in the AM. More comfortable when not zipped up - will not flex when zipped. Not something to wear throughout the day.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 26, 2011

Anonymous

from New Jersey

The boot is nice and warm but they run small. Buy a size up from your normal size.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 25, 2014

Anonymous

from Rochester, Minnesota

Unfortunately, these boots did not last. The zipper is the main problem. They do not stay zipped up, as my son wore the boot the zipper eventually broke off. We had them for 2 1/2 weeks. Huge disappointment especially since Kamik a great brand. My three boys have this boot, all three had the same problem. I now have to buy three new pairs of boots.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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March 3, 2015

Heidi H

from Ashland, Ohio

I bought these for my 80 year old dad who loves to go to my niece's and nephew's lacrosse and soccer games in the snow, rain, sleet and whatever else! He needed good boots with a good arch support and that alone sold him! They are completely waterproof as well and have a durable zipper for ease of putting on and taking off. He has arthritis in his hands but this zipper was easy and stays clasped well. The boots are light-weight (also a must, he said) and easy to walk in, and they have a nice waterproof lining as well as the exterior and he said they keep his feet nice and warm. He wears them everywhere and as all the grandkids say,"Gramps looks so cool wearing those boots!" He typically wears a size 9.5 but he got a 9 as the 10s made him feel like he was sloshing around in them; so these ran about a half size small but the 9s felt good on his narrow foot eventhough he wears a good, thick woolen sock. If you have a wide foot, you'd need to consider. Great boot for the price and practicality!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2015

Anonymous

from Norfolk, Virginia

This boot is exactly as described but is too loose for the type of work the person wearing them will need. We want to exchange the shoe for a lace up instead of the zip up shoe design.

Brands I'd also recommend: The Brand is great

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 19, 2015

Neal G

from Hartford, CT

I love these boots. This is my second pair. They are great to go to the movies, out to the woodpile, or to walk the dog. They run true to size as a winter boot should. I have wide feet and a bunion, yet my normal size 10 accommodates my feet well with a heavy winter sock. These are not intended to replace your Sorel or Mickey Mouse heavy duty boots. They are to supplement your wardrobe. They have good support and you will have no problem walking a mile in them. Easy in and out. After four years of steady use in Connecticut, one zipper finally broke. No complaints here, nothing lasts forever.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sorel, Ranger, Northface

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2014

Pradeep R

from Ann Arbor, MI

The zipper needs some time to break in. Once thats done, its an awesome shoe. Keeps your feet toasty and warm. Since the shoes are super warm, I would recommend using these with moisture wicking socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Michigan

My 15 year old son liked these. Found them comfortable and easy to put on. Will be wearing them to school and switching into his sneakers at school.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2013

Anonymous

 

Bought these for my husband and he absolutely loves them. He says they're so comfortable and warm. As suggested by others, I purchased one size up and they fit perfectly. Husband usually wears an 11, so purchased a 12.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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February 16, 2015

Thomas B

from Rochester, NY

You do not buy these boots to go hiking in the tundra, although I have worn them hiking back to my cabin in a foot of snow and single digit weather, no problem. These are an upgrade from the comparable Sorel for me, and I like them better. The zipper is high quality and stays put, something that was occasionally a problem with the Sorels. Great ankle support and plenty warm with the right socks. About the sizing: the last thing you want with a winter boot is snug fit around the foot! Snug around the ankle and above is a plus, but toes need to be able to wiggle and there needs to be some space to hold the heat. These are great urban everyday boots for nasty cold or slushy weather if it gets like that where you live. Walk the dog, go to the store, shovel snow and survive the winter in comfort. I recommend.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 2, 2014

J W

from Plano, Illinois

These fit snug and are very comfortable. Not much flex in the ankle when new but I'm sure they just need to be broken in. I wore these for opening day of deer-gun season in Wisconsin. I had great traction in the snow, leaves, and mud: and tracked none of it in the house or truck. I had the zipper on the left boot keep undoing itself at first, but that seems to have stopped. Also They are not as warm as I expected. Sitting in a deer stand all day made me regret the disposable foot warmers or heated socks(and it was only 30f).

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 30, 2013

Bill f

from Wisconsin

I wear a 10 and ordered the 11. The fit was perfect. Great boot for running errands, shoveling snow, walking the dog, taking out the garbage. Very warm. I've been out for hours in them in single digit temperatures with moderate activity and my feet have been toasty. I would not recommend them for hiking because they don't fit as snug as you would want for trekking. I would recommend the Salomon Snowtrip or Tundra for trekking.

Brands I'd also recommend: Salomon

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 25, 2013

Mike M

from Hallstead Pa

Very comfortable boot. Warm and good grip walking in snow or on wet grass and leaves in the woods. A great company and overall a great boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: don't know

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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March 9, 2015

Gary W

from Garden City, NY

I liked these boots, they fit well and seemed warm. But the zippers kept unzipping, so had to return it. Ended up with the North Face Snowfuse.

Brands I'd also recommend: northface

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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