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Chippewa American Handcrafted GQ Apache Lacer Boot Reviews

86 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

43% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 66 American Handcrafted GQ Apache Lacer Boot Chippewa Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 8, 2011

Anonymous

 

I was set on buying a pair of Red Wing boots, but their sizing runs just a tad too narrow for me. These boots are a great alternative at half the price. Pros: a solid, well-designed upper, and comfortable fit (minus the insole, which I found too cushiony). Cons: laces ripped after two months of wear, and the sole has surprisingly little traction on snow or ice.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 13, 2012

Nathan

from Salem, OR

Great boot. I've wear a size 11 in most shoes, and a size 9 1/2 fit well, but slightly narrow. Boots have been extremely comfortable after a couple weeks of break in and applying some leather conditioner/waterproofing. I work in a kitchen and the soles are great - never slip even on wet tile floors. So far they have been very durable and look fantastic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 8, 2012

Anonymous

 

I've had a pair of these for about a year & I can honestly say they are the best boots I have ever had on my feet! They are durable, comfortable, the laces stay tied all day long & the fact that they have an eye instead of a hook at the top contributes to that. I am very hard on footwear & these have stood up to the wear & tear better than any I have owned before. I plan on buying another pair soon & putting them away in case they are unavailable in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 3, 2012

Stephen M

from United States

These are great looking work boots. They are a bit narrow, but they should break in well. They are really comfortable otherwise.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 22, 2012

David P

from California

Needing a good boot with comfortable insoles, read the good reviews, purchased these, and determined this was indeed a great find. Feels very durable, good quality materials, and an easy break-in period. I bought a half size smaller than I usually buy. They fit narrow, so if you have wide feet, go with the EE. I'm very happy with these boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

Classic boots, classic lines. The leather took several wears to soften a bit and loosen oh so slightly. The soles are sturdy and the waxed laces very useful. A great look with jeans, not workbootish or Harleyish.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Annapolis, MD

Excellent comfort right out of the box. Break-in over a few wearings even enhances comfort and feel. Good looking coffee brown finish that looks even better with wear. Wears well with jeans and chinos both for work and casual use. Definitely would purchase again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 7, 2012

Mike O

from Washington, DC

Great pair of boots for when you want to feel more manly and patriotic. Ruggedly comfortable. Fantastic American flag accent on the shoe laces. Definitely need to break them in. Don't be a wimp about it. I took it a half size down than my usual shoe size. Got the wide variant because I have wide feet. Spot on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Cape Cod

Comfortable. Don't look as "rugged" as they appear in the picture. Seem to look better with pants that have a narrower ankle opening.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 3, 2012

Derek W

from South Carolina

These boots are amazingly comfortable. I wear a size 11 in sneakers and a 10 ee fit my slightly wider than D foot. I got a size 10 because my Allen Edmonds 5th Avenue are a true fit at 10. The vibram soles could use a bit more tread but can be replaced over time. Take care these and they'll out last you!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Monona, WI

A solid pair of boots. They seem to run slightly large and a bit narrow. I normally wear somewhere between a 9.5 and a 10 and a 9.5 fits about right. They are a narrow boot. I do not normally order wide shoes, but I'll be exchanging the Ds for EEs. Great style.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 31, 2011

Henry E

from L.A., California/ Billings, Montana

These are worth every dollar! I have been looking for work savvy and stylish boots for about a year and these boots were perfect. I get tons of compliments and they look great at and outside of work. They are ridiculously awesome with a pair tan/brown pants and jean coat with hoodie. They are perfect with your favorite blue jeans. The price is crazy high but the quality is worth it. Jump the boat, buy these shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland, Wolverine, Redwing

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 30, 2011

Anonymous

 

High quality product at a reasonable price. My product arrived in excellent condition and quickly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 28, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great boot, quality construction and comfortable. I used to wear Doc Martens religiously until I felt the quality had gone downhill. Glad I found these! I wear a size 10 and had to down-size (to a 9) a full size to get a comfortable fit. Zappos customer service is top-notch. Didn't even blink when I had to return twice to find the correct size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockports

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 28, 2011

Austin B

 

Good quality boot. Thick leather and comfortable sole with good arch support. The fit of the boot does run on the large size. I normally wear a 10.5 EE. Reading the previous reviews on the boot I ordered a 10EE and it fits fine with a little extra room.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 7, 2011

Art P

from Tampa, Florida

These are some rockin' boots! They are very stylish and comfortable. I waited about six months for these to be in stock again before I snapped them up. I highly recommend them you won t be disappointed and they re made in the good ole USA!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 7, 2011

Royden M

from Denver

These are fantastic boots. I look forward to wearing them; they are hip and very comfortable with plenty of support. I own a pair of Frye belted harness boos, as well as several of the hipper Timberland City Boot and Chelsae models. These are my favorites. Simply well made and simple, with no glaring bells and whistles that would put them out of style in 3 years. For the money, an awesome buy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 4, 2011

Tony M

 

These are the best boots that I have ever owned. They fit well with wool socks, they provide great ankle support and a great look. I can wear them all day with no extra fatigue.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2011

John

from Alexandria, VA

Fantastic boots that wear like iron. I've had mine for 15 years now, including lots of hours logged in hideous muddy/swampy conditions, and they look little different from when they were new--if anything, a little better. Eventually, the soles will wear out and I will need to replace them, but I'm confident that I will expire before these boots will. They fit nicely and are very comfortable for a boot, too; I give them 4 stars instead of 5 only because I know I have low-rise shoes that are more comfortable, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a pair of tough-soled work boots more comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 16, 2010

Mat

from New Bedford MA

These Chippewas are an unsung bargain among classic work boots. I inspected the well regarded Red Wings and passed them by. For half the price of the nearly identical Red Wings get these American made classics, take care of them and they will last the rest of your life. I've been through a few pairs of boots in my 40 years: my Dad's Chippewas from the 60's, which came to me nearly dead, but very good looking. A massive pair of engineer boots that saw too much elephant poop to be allowed into the house (and were therefore retired before their time). And my last pair of Oxblood Chippewas which lasted through 3 resolings, thousands of New York City foot miles, a home renovation and 3 careers in 12 years. They only bit the dust due to neglect, too much plaster and cement dust and too long between oilings. I plan to make this pair last forever.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 21, 2010

Bob F

from Mobile, Alabama

These boots are made with soft, oil-tanned leather. I wanted a pair of brown leather boots, with no insulation, and these fit the bill perfectly. I use them for casual shoes. Although they are soft, they do require a short break-in period. They are comfortable from the beginning, but they get a lot more comfortable after wearing them around for a while. They have three speed lace hooks, but the top/last eyelet is a regular one that the lace has to be threaded through. They have nice waxed laces that are a little more difficult to lace than I am used to, but once they are tied, they stay put. If these boots last as long as they look like they will, I will be a repeat Chippewa customer. Regarding Zappos, I could not be more impressed with the speed of service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 14, 2010

William D

from Spring City, Tennessee

The Chippewa 6" lace up boot is a symbol of American craftsmanship. The heavily oiled leather upper is sturdy and will only get better with age. The Vibram sole is soft for comfort, but dense enough to provide miles of travel. It would be a fair assumption to say this boot will outlast its owner. I was extremely pleased with Zappos.com. I highly recommend this boot for not only a stylish, "dressier" boot, but also a long lasting work boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Carolina, Red Wing, Danner, Georgia, Wolverine, Bates

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 27, 2010

Anonymous

 

Excellent boot with great style. Seems to run a slight bit large - not sure it's quite a half size difference, but with thicker socks they fit well. Very stiff leather upper, provides good ankle support. Seems pretty comfortable even new, can't wait until they are broken in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 25, 2010

Bryan N

from Hudson, Ohio

I work in the power systems maintenance industry where sites require work boots (some steel toe some not). Got these because they are darn stylish while still looking rugged enough for the job. By far the most comfortable sole I have ever had in a boot. Watch the size though. I had to full size down in order to get the right fit. Fantastic boot though. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these boots. I think they look good, they feel like a solid, quality boot, and they are comfortable. My only concern is that they are too narrow. If I'm wearing a thicker sock, I will occasionally notice that they feel a bit tight, but I usually don't even think about it. I also think I have slightly wide feet. I'm considering getting a pair of the 8" boots and trying the wide size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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