HELM Boots

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HELM Boots believes your shoes not only say a lot about you, but that they build an inherent confidence in how you carry yourself. Your feet keep you stable, steady, and secure——always moving forward——always taking you to what is next.

Founded in 2009 in Austin, Texas, HELM is dedicated to classic style with a versatile, modern perspective. Starting with a mission to take aspects of favorite boots, sneakers, and dress shoes and meld them together to create an alternative perspective and to challenge what is expected of American-made boots and shoes.

HELM casual boots, work boots, and hiking boots are produced and sourced in U.S. facilities. HELM aims to lead the re-emergence of U.S. production facilities and the communities that they support.

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Latest HELM Boots Reviews

Marion

Marion

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I was excited to buy this USA made great looking boot. I wear a 10-1/2 but needed an 11. The first thing I noticed when I put them on is the painfully uncomfortable foot bed. I could feel the laces on the sole even through padded socks. The last thing you want to do is have to buy aftermarket insoles to make wearing a pair of $400 boots tolerable. There is no padding for your foot. Wearing these feels like slapping a piece of thin hard rubber to the bottom of your foot. I couldn’t risk trying to break them in at this price so I returned them. I’ve never tried Helm Boots before but I am reluctant to given my experience with these.

on October 27, 2018

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Lee Low

Lee Low

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I tried these boots on in-store and immediately could see the quality of the leather, but also how stiff they were right out of the box. The sales rep assured me they would break in over time and become an extremely comfortable boot. I also own a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile boots and remembered having a short break in period with those as well and assumed the Helm's would be fairly similar. It's now been a year since I've owned these boots and they are still extremely stiff and uncomfortable. In addition to initially wearing them frequently, I've also sent them to Helm to have them stretched, applied a full 3oz tube of Huberd's Shoe Grease (over multiple sessions) and they are still only wearable for several hours at a time. The top of the boot pinches down on the top of my foot and there is very little flex throughout the boot. I really wanted to like these boots since they have a great, unique aesthetic, but this has not been a good purchase. When you spend $400 on a pair of boots you expect they will last a long time, which no doubt these boots will since I will rarely, if ever, wear these.

on October 23, 2018

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Muller

Muller

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Helm has a great brand on their hands that they build on illusion of image which would work if the product transitions over. I purchased this boot about a year and a half ago and first thing i mentioned to the sales guy was that it was too hard/stiff, then he says it'll take time to soften up. Ok, no problem, except its been a year and theyre still hard as a fcking rock and the top of the boot crushes down on the top of my foot. Ive known a couple of employees who have left and theyve informed me that this is a common problem and something theyre not willing to change or be proactive about. Aside from this boot, ive heard good things about the other models, but DONT BUY THIS MODEL. I would gladly trade anyone these for some Red Wings. Do yourself a favor, dont buy these boots. Great brand though, love the events and culture they aspire to be.

from Austin on April 16, 2018

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