Chippewa American Handcrafted GQ Apache Lacer Boot Reviews

105 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

43% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 60 American Handcrafted GQ Apache Lacer Boot Chippewa Reviews

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October 15, 2015

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh

I exchanged the first order of the boots since they came in half a size larger. The new fit is still slightly loose on the heel when wearing regular socks - but do realize that you might wanna wear these with wool socks in winter - so don't get the size that will be as tight as snickers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 6, 2015

Anonymous

from California

This the first Chippewa boots I've bought and WOW Chippewa knocked this out of the park. No break-in period at all. Can be easily tightened from lose to as tight as you can stand. Bought the EE Wide and runs a little narrower that other boot manufactures.But that's alright with me because my feet are wide but were always a little too loose in other wides. I'm not done yet. The best quality about these boots are that they are MADE IN THE USA! OO-RAH.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 3, 2015

Jonathan

from New York, NY

Nice rich color. My feet are flat and quite wide so I got the wide cut in a half size smaller than my dress shoe size and it fits very well. They don't weigh much and the sole absorbs shock.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 15, 2015

EJ

from London

I really like the boots. They are very comfortable and feel and look like high quality boots. The only issue I had is that I wear size 11 shoes for all shoes but I bought the 11 and they were too big. 10½ fit me perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 27, 2015

Anonymous

from Texas

By far the most comfortable shoes I own. They have great arch support and a comfortable insole so you can walk/stand/work for long periods in them without your feet hurting. They are surprisingly light weight while still feeling strong and durable. They have pretty good traction. I wore them out in the ice/snow and didn't have any problems with slipping. They take a few wears to break in. I usually wear a 10 and sometimes a 10.5. I ordered 9.5 in these and they fit just right.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 6, 2015

Anonymous

from Maine

These boots are great. But absolutely run 1/2 size big. Downsize!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

February 18, 2015

Christian

from ohio

Super comfortable and great looking (after the silly flag was removed). Order a full size smaller. Why even have sizes if not standardized?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

February 15, 2015

Chris

from SC

The boots arrived very quickly due to Zappos 2 day delivery. The boots fit perfectly and within a few hours of wear broken in nicely. After a few days wear I applied some beeswax this improved the feel even more. These boots have become a favorite to wear. I would buy them again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 28, 2015

Anonymous

from Philadelphia PA

I love these! Following several reviews, I went down a half-size and got a perfect fit. After a few wearings they're very comfortable and warm. They're look OK for casual work wear in winter but still can stand up to the cold. Highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 22, 2015

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Leather uppers are bulletproof. Gumlite soles will wear out far more quickly than the Vibram heavy lug soles especially if you wear them for work. The tradeoff is that the Gumlite sole is light. Nice if you do a lot of walking in your boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Redwing (U.S. made)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 2, 2015

Anonymous

 

I first saw the Chippewa brand boot on the J Crew site. It was very similar to this style, except that it had a loop on the back. Also it cost a lot more and was always excluded from their sales. I bought these for my son and son-in-law for Christmas, and they both loved them. I think they were a great substitute for the pricier ones, and I was able to give them a quality work boot that they could also wear with jeans and look good. They do run a half size big. As usual, great service from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 2, 2015

Anonymous

 

I first saw the Chippewa brand boot on the J Crew site. It was very similar to this style, except that it had a loop on the back. Also it cost a lot more and was always excluded from their sales. I bought these for my son and son-in-law for Christmas, and they both loved them. I think they were a great substitute for the pricier ones, and I was able to give them a quality work boot that they could also wear with jeans and look good. They do run a half size big. As usual, great service from Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 8, 2014

Craig J

from Pittsburgh PA

Very comfortable, classic boot. Hiked 8 hrs. the first time worn with no problems. Light weight with good traction sole. Comparable quality but lower priced than Red Wings.

Brands I'd also recommend: Red Wing

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 19, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

I was worried about buying boots online, but I couldn't find these locally. Was worried about the size, so I bought two pairs -- one a full size smaller and one a half size smaller. Turns out the full size smaller was the best fit. I need the wide size, so maybe that's why? Anyway, these boots were surprisingly comfortable right out of the box. With a good pair of socks they seem good to go. Bought some mink oil and Obenauf's for treatment. I expect to wear these a lot! (I can do without the flag emblem in the laces, but whatever.) Thanks to all the other reviewers and to Zappos for great service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 9, 2014

David H

from Broomfield, Colorado

This is my first foray into boots, and I have been very pleased with my purchase. I've had no problem being on my feet all day when wearing them, and they look great. I started out a half size smaller, but ended up going a full size down. The EEE width has fit me fine, despite not having especially wide feet. The boot is a bit darker than the picture might suggest, but still looks great. I would recommend these to anyone that is looking for a stylish boot that is comfortable as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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November 7, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are the best boots I've ever owned in every way. They are made of very high quality materials, so give them a few days to break in. You won't be sorry. Once they're broken in, they feel to your feet like a well-worn baseball glove does to your hand. Also, I would order them at least a 1/2 size smaller than you would typically wear because they run a little large. Enjoy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 22, 2014

Anonymous

from San Rafael, CA

I am very happy with these boots, they were comfortable right out of the box. They do run big, I am a 13 but went with a 12 after reading reviews and the fit is just right. I also went with the wide and am glad that I did because if this is wide I do not want to see medium. The quality of materials and construction are just what I was looking for at a price that beats the competition.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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September 12, 2014

John H

from Grand Junction, CO

A basic well made and American made work / casual boot. Have worn this model for many years. Too many to recall. Last pair with the cap toe is going on 15 years. Still wearable for work, but need new pair to break in and can wear casually until they look only suitable for work. Great buy and great service from Zappos. Used to buy from Cabelas, but they have gone over to China.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Seattle WA

I was recently searched for a boot made in the USA. I found these. I read that they run a half size big. I usually wear an 8 so I ordered a 7.5. Perfect fit. The leather was a bit stiff initially, but after a few days and a application of mink oil, they loosened and fit like a glove now. Very happy with them and am looking to buy another pair now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 2, 2014

Gordon L

from Los Angeles, CA

I love this boot. Stylish and comfortable from the first time I put them on. I wear them every day to work. Very good value.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 18, 2014

Anonymous

 

Great boot. Provides excellent arch support, probably the most arch support I've felt from a shoe/boot without inserts. Boot feels comfortable, and doesn't appear to require a long break-in period. The one negative I would say is that there pretty slippery in snow. We had some snow showers yesterday that resulted in about 1" of accumulation and they were slipping a little as I was walking. Overall a great boot, especially since it's welted and the soles can be replaced down the road.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 22, 2013

Anonymous

from West Chester, PA

I am very happy with these boots. They look great, are comfortable and feel very durable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 1, 2013

Ben

from United States

These are really great, but the rolled leather ankle rim is digging my left ankle like no other. Had Red Wing iron rangers for 3 years and wore them out. These are heavier and definitely more robust, but have DOUBLE the break-in time. It's going to take 2-3 weeks to break them in, and I'm just having to suck up a really sore ankle. So sore, in fact that I thought I was going to have to take them off. But, it's getting better. Love the boot so I want to make it work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 3, 2013

Jake

from Vermont

These boots are awesome. I was worried they would be too narrow after ordering them but they fit perfectly. I normally wear a size 11 but a size 10.5 regular width fit great. They look great and you can tell they're built with quality. I love them already and I've only had them for a few weeks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 29, 2013

Dan S

from Andreas, PA

I've been impressed with these boots; impressed enough to write a review. Very high quality materials (leather, laces, soles), excellent construction. They look great, and are wearing like iron. Broke in easily within a week or so. They are a bit narrow, and I did end up going with a size 10, vs my normal 10.5. Couldn't be happier overall. And, of course, they're made in the USA.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide