I love these boots. I bought them for a trip to the Midwest in winter and they kept my feet warm and comfortable. I sometimes have to buy wide width shoes due to a developing bunion on one foot but these have a little extra room in the toe box and the leather is soft which made them comfy right off the bat. I bought my usual size 9 and they were perfect. The black leather is more matte than it looks in the photo and the tongue is suede- I hadn’t noticed this, but I’ve gotten used to it. I love them so much I’ve been wearing them almost ever day from hiking to just hanging out. They are a little bulky but still cute. And they are waterproof!
Sarah from Los Angeles on February 20, 2019
Such a great boot! Sturdy and very water-proof after wearing them following a dump of snow. I like that they’re also easy to slip on and take off — not to mention that they’re also cute!
Zappos Reviewer on February 14, 2019
So here I was, in the middle of an icy, not particularly snowy, New England winter. Within two weeks I had taken two major diggers in my all-leather, Vibram soled “engineer boots.” As I was picking myself up off the driveway, I remembered, “oh, yeah, I did this last year, too!” Sigh. My engineer boots were perfect “mud boots”: no problem walking around in the spring Maine mud season in these hipster work boots but they were leather and slim-ish enough that I could get away with wearing them to work in Boston. In winter, however, they slipped like a banana was stalking me. My Pac snow boots, the Escalade of size, on the other hand, were inappropriate for mere ice. So I searched Zappos. I buy all my shoes on Zappos; all my kids get their shoes from Zappos (they get to see all the colors and pick), and my wife buys her sneakers on Z. We’re fans, okay? Anyway, to make a long story short, I felt like I’d never find a pair of non-huge leather boots that had soles for ice! Enter Kodiak. Holy cow, these boots are amazing!!! Vibram soles That Are Specifically Made For Ice. A leather upper that doesn’t scream “I am a snow boot!” A customer that won’t fall in the driveway! I normally wear a 9 1/2 in sneakers (let’s call them Schmadidas) and the 9 here was a perfect fit. Nicely insulated but not heavy. My orthotics had plenty of room. And plenty of arch support. (I can’t wear “duck boots” because of the lack of arch support, although those from let’s say El El Frijoles last forever). All-in-all, a well-turned boot. You go, Canada! Thank you, Neighbors to the North, for Ryan Reynolds, Celine Dion, and now...Kodiak. Seriously, people, this is a good boot.
Zappos Reviewer on February 12, 2019
Only a few weeks into the purchase but so far i feel like the boots are a quality for price point.
Zappos Reviewer on February 11, 2019
The fit is slightly snug .....I ordered a size 9 US. Should have ordered a half size for this thicker socks. Overall will still keep. The style is simple, so I can wear with everything. I recommend shoe.
MG on February 10, 2019
I originally saw these shoes in a department store and they didn't have my size. Thankfully Zappos did and at a cheaper price! They fit great right out of the box. They are comfortable, look great dressed up or down and love the fact they are waterproof. With the winter in Reno sometimes all over the place, I am confident in wearing these shoes to work, dinner or just to run an errand.
Zappos Reviewer from Reno on February 07, 2019
These super cute boots were snug. I usually wear a 7.5 but even without socks they were too tight all around. They are soft on the inside and have a great traction. Will be ordering a half size up in hopes that I can get the right fit.
Alicia from Los Angeles on January 31, 2019
Quality construction. Not a leather that you polish but has a good dull leather finish, nice look. The only 'fit' problem was a bit of heal slippage when walking. I think it comes from the four eyelet style which doesn't keep the heal down as I walked, too bad otherwise really liked the boot. Bought and kept a style that I could polish and with a six eyelet style that keeps my heal from slipping up as I walk.
Thomas from NORTHVILLE on January 29, 2019
These boots are AWESOME!!! Fit great right out of the box. The color is beautiful, but more of a traditional oil-rubbed saddle brown color than the goldish mustard color I see on my screen, which is probably a good thing. Love these!
Melisa from Kasson, MN on January 29, 2019
These are AWESOME!!! Fit great straight out of the box, good arch support, beautiful color. Happy feet!
Melisa from Kasson, MN on January 29, 2019
I bought these boots from another store because I receive a big discount. I love these boots- I have feet from hell and have great difficulty finding comfortable shoes/boots for extended periods of walking. For some mysterious reason these boots were the most comfortable boots I’ve ever had. I walked all over France without any discomfort. The width, heel height and arch support were spot on. The heel is flexible and shock resistant. I am going to get another pair so when this pair dies, I’ll have a back-up!
Christie from Paris france on January 22, 2019
These seem very sturdy and durable, boots I will have for years. Thick sole gives good support, but did get a little sore after walking a long distance due to the heel height. Bought my usual size, but too tight to wear thick socks with. Going to keep them and just wear regular socks, but consider sizing up at least half a size if you want to wear thick socks. Got compliments the first time I wore them.
Zappos Reviewer on January 13, 2019
I love these boots. I was looking for something warm, that could be worn in the winter weather, but not snow boots. These are incredibly warm and we’re comfortable as soon as I put them on. The lace up style makes them very customizable for fit. And, I ordered black and the red laces really make them pop. Sometimes I order up a half size in a boot, but after reading other reviews I ordered my normal size 8.5 and it fits perfectly with room for thick socks. They are somewhat of a rigid fit, but I like it because they make me feel stable even in the elements!
Naomi from Groton, Ma on January 11, 2019
These are adorable - I wore them hiking/ziplining in Costa Rica up in the mountains, where the temps were around the high 60s/low 70s, and they were not too hot. They are very comfortable - I wore them for a whole day brand new without having broken them in ahead of time and did not get any blisters.
WDarling from Morristown, NJ on January 07, 2019
I don’t normally do reviews but these boots are really exceptional. Extremely comfortable, warm, stylish but not trendy. Really a classic boot. Normally only 1 in 5 pairs of shoes I order work for me. I’m an 8 1/2 and put these on and pretty much only have taken them off to sleep.
Zappos Reviewer on December 20, 2018
Fit, size and feel were good out of the box. Warm but breath. Light on feet. There is arch support that was somewhat uncomfortable but I'm still breaking them in waiting for the snow...
Zappos Reviewer on December 18, 2018
I liked these boots but they hurt my feet. They were quite stiff, and around the heel I could feel the seam rubbing. With very thick socks the rubbing was tolerable but then they were a little too tight. I wore them while I wrapped a few presents and they got more uncomfortable the longer I had them on. I believe the cushioning underfoot was insufficient.
Zappos Reviewer on December 18, 2018
Fit perfectly, comfortable to walk in, and look great! They seem really durable and I think they will last a long time.
Zappos Reviewer on December 17, 2018
This is a really high quality boot. You will be warm, avoid slipping, and looks stylish wearing it. However, it's fairly narrow for the size, especially when wearing winter socks. I had to return my pair, to my disappointment.
Zappos Reviewer on December 14, 2018
Nothing practical about the boot was right. I ordered the green, they were more tan. The size was at least a size smaller than the 8.5 I ordered. I could not get them on. Won't try Kodiak again. Nice looking is all I can say.
Susie on December 14, 2018
Nice looking boot but I could not even get it on to try it. One full size too small if you ask me.
Zappos Reviewer on December 13, 2018
I bike commute to work and was looking for a boot that would keep my toes warm in the headwinds but that I could also wear to work. These are great. The style is cute enough that I wore them with a dress and tights all day today in my business casual office. They also look great with jeans. They are warm and held off the wind during my ride but not so warm I couldn't wear them inside all day. I like that they are a bit warmer than a regular boot but not clunky like snow boots. The fit is true to size, perhaps just a share on the large and wide side. I am normally a 9.5 and have a narrow foot. This feels a little loose in the heel and ankle but not surprising for a chelsea style boot and nothing that gets in the way of wearing them. A great all around stylish cold weather boot.
Zappos Reviewer from Washington, DC on December 07, 2018