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Kamik Champlain Reviews

38 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

32%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

24%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

67% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

52% "Moderate arch support"

24 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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14 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.

Additional 18 Champlain Kamik Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

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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January 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Calgary, Alberta

It is okay. Feels a bit loose, weird on the heels. Not easy to walk for long distances. Very easy to take off and put on though. That's the whole purpose of getting something like this. Would have been more comfortable if it was a bit shorter.

Brands I'd also recommend: sorel

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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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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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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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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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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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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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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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November 26, 2014

Tom w

from NY

Boots are on the stiff side. Zippers do not stay up. After walking 10 feet, they are completely unzipped. Have to wrap velcro strap around to prevent zipper from falling down. That is still faster than lacing a boot, which is why I kept them.

Brands I'd also recommend: No

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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November 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Michigan

My 15 year old son wears a men's size 14. We ordered several different pairs boots for him to try on. He really liked these. He wore them for about 2 hours & the zipper broke. He was not hiking or power walking. We went to lunch and then he was at a class. The zipper popped open and wouldn't stay zipped. Very odd. Usually Kamiks are super sturdy. I'm hoping this is an aberration. Of course Zappos took them back. Unfortunately there were no other size 14 to exchange them for, so customer service helped me find a different style of Kamik boot to try and sent out the replacement as though it was an exchange. Gotta love Zappos customer service! They are the best!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 12, 2014

Tracey

from Central NY state

These would be perfect except neither zipper would stay up. I need to start sorting my reviews by most recent vs most helpful. Hopefully Kamik will fix this problem.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 9, 2014

Christina L

from New York, NY

I bought this boot for my 12 year old son. He loved how it fit and the comfort however I returned them after he wore them once. The zipper falls down when he walks. It's a shame because its a great boot.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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October 21, 2014

Anonymous

 

The first pair had a defective zipper on only the right boot. I tried and tried It would lock or stay up. However I really liked this boot. It was comfortable and easy on and off. And so, I called Zappos and requested another pair sent to replace them. I asked if there was any other reports of defective zippers and none were reported. I received the replacements the very net day. But they had the exact same problem with that right boot zipper. Zappos was supposed to test them before sending but I guess they did not. All they had to do was zip them up fully and try to pull apart and they would have seen that the right one only, would not hold. To bad I really liked these boots. Kamik should consider a recall do to what is in my opinion a defective plastic zipper. Put a better quality zipper in Kamik............

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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December 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

It felt like there was no cushioning in the sole, and after a while my heels were starting to hurt. The worst was the zipper problem: after taking just a few steps, the zippers would start to open, making the boots clunky as well as uncomfortable. I wish I returned them because I actually feel bad about donating this pair to Goodwill as they are so bad.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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