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Steve Madden Troopa Combat Boot Reviews

511 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

18%Rated 4 stars

10%Rated 3 stars

5%Rated 2 stars

7%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

72% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 366 Troopa Combat Boot Steve Madden Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 4, 2011

Anonymous

 

I have a an odd foot, both narrow and very flat. These fit me pretty well and were comfortable. They definitely broke in after about a week. But also after a week the heel looked like I had been walking in them for a year. I had to spend more money to add rubber soles to the heal and the front of the boot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 9, 2010

Anonymous

from Denver, Colorado

This is a super cute boot and it's even better in person. It's really comfortable and the leather is fairly nice. As some other reviewers mentioned, these boots don't offer much padding/arch support. I walk a fair amount in the city, so I'm considering buying some inserts for them. I am a bit disappointed, however, because after two days of wearing them, the bottom part of the rubber heel just fell off! I'm taking them to get repaired, but it still irks me that I paid so much for a pair of shoes that fell apart after 2 wears! That's just not cool. That sort of workmanship is more on par with a store in the mall or a bigger retail chain store, not with a pair of shoes that cost me this much! In the future, I will think twice about buying Steve Madden boots and will just spring for a pair Frye's or Cole Haan, as they don't require repair bills after 2 wears and will last (almost) forever.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 15, 2010

Julie H

from United States

The heel is highly slick and slippery, and very scary to walk in. I could not walk with a confident stride in these; I was too afraid of slipping! I tried them on in my house, took a step, and almost did the splits on my carpet. Plus, one of the heels was glued on crooked, so the quality was very off. I sent these back after trying them on for 5 minutes. If you want a solid combat boot you can have a comfortable, confident walk in, I highly recommend Two Lips Liberty.

Brands I'd also recommend: two lips

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 3, 2010

Carita Z

from Minnesota

Where I live, these could not possibly be worn in the winter, because the bottom is as smooth as the ice you would be slipping on. So disappointing! But I have to echo the many previous reviews who said this boot is adorable. It's fabulously cute and comfortable (but there is no arch support). I have small ankles and calves and narrow feet and these fit perfectly. I would love to find these same boots that could withstand ice!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 23, 2010

Maya Z

from NYC

My foot is between a 7.5 and 8. I ordered it in a 7.5 and it fit length-wise, but was way too tight at the toe-bone area. They looked good and they weren't too heavy. I would get the larger size if I didn't know that they would be too long for my foot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 30, 2012

Taylor

 

Seriously the best boots, but the soles of the shoes are horrid! Like many others have said, my soles came apart and after that it just went downhill. I absolutely love the style of the boot and received many compliments while wearing them, but I wish the bottoms were a bit more sturdy.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

These boots just looked shabby coming out of the box. I was looking for a casual boot, however these just looked like they were low quality so I returned these. The material seemed very cheap too. They were a bit on the small side as well.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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January 30, 2012

Shahrazad P

from Indianapolis, Indiana

I have been looking for a combat boot for a while. I came across the Troopa by Steve Madden, so disappointed with this boot. It looks fake and as if where made of plastic. It cost me a lot and should be made of a better quality, but its not. I love boots and have many styles, I wear them with skinny jeans and tights. I'm a student and I don't have much money, so spending this amount was a big deal for me. I will be returning them for a refund and wait to purchase a better boot, that does not look as if it was made from cheap materials. I might spend a little more, but my experience with more expensive shoes is that they tend to last longer. I have a pair of Frye boot I received as a gift 5 years ago and I still get compliments, they have held up nicely too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, All Saints

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Abilene, Texas

Cute boots and the Cognac Leather looks just like the picture, but the zipper on one of the boots keeps opening itself at the bottom. Wore once and had to fix the zipper 4 times. Returning them.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 5, 2011

Anonymous

 

I bought these for my wife and she loved them.The style was perfect and they fit perfectly. However the soles split in the forefoot of both boots after about 3 months. I can not recommend these boots.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 25, 2011

Niki

from Pasadena, CA

Love the boots! However, the sole of both boots cracked across the bottom and aren't repairable. This has never happened to me before with any other shoes. It must be a quality defect. It shouldn't happen at this price point. Will make me think twice about purchasing this brand in the future.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 22, 2011

Steve S

 

I would love these boots if they weren't crafted so poorly. Aesthetically, they are awesome. Unfortunately, they are very poorly made and have begun to fall apart. I would recommend getting them immediately resoled. Some of the stitching is also pulling out, and the leather is scuffing. Great look, poor craftsmanship.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 28, 2011

Anonymous

 

My daughter had owned these boots for less than a year and they have held up very poorly. They look very worn and the soles have cracked. Seems to me boots that cost this much should last more than a year.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 28, 2011

Morgan N

 

This boot is very low-quality. I had it for less than 6 months before the sole split in half. I liked the style of it a lot and was really disappointed. (I bought directly from Steve Madden, not Zappos, so unfortunately I wasn't able to return them.) I would highly suggest putting a little more money into something that would last years rather than months!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 17, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I didn't actually believe the reviews about poor quality... thinking that I could beat the odds, I ordered these boots. Fresh out of the box, the zippers went down only halfway before getting stuck. I am NOT keeping a pair of new boots with sticky zippers. Yes, they are cute, but not for the price.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Takoma Park, Maryland

Cute boot, but not at all durable. Lasted 2 months before too beat up to continue wearing. Not worth the price!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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November 28, 2010

Naomi S

from Seattle, WA

These boots were awesome when I first got them. Then I wore them for 3 days and the sole cracked completely across. 3 days! Also the soles are made of a weird material that when you walk on sidewalks that have any bit of gravel or rocks or debris, they get stuck to the soles so you have to pick them out so as not to slip/scratch wood floors!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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February 28, 2018

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Laurel

from Portland

These run a half size large and they are on the narrow side- I have narrow feet- so they felt great to me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 20, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Wore them the first time and walked over 11,000 steps that day with no issues. I had bunion surgery over a year ago and my foot is still sore, so I have a difficult time finding stylish shoes that don’t hurt, but these were just what I needed! Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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October 29, 2017

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Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

These are all-around great boots! I bought them for my then 12-year-old daughter last fall and am writing this review almost a year later. The style is very attractive - I would wear them myself if we were the same size. She has outgrown kids' sizes and wanted something that would look cool and hold up in the wintertime. They are stylish but also simple, and the heel gives just a small boost. They held up through a New York winter last year and she just took them out again for fall. (We didn't have a lot of snow last year, but that's still pretty impressive). Glad her feet seem to have stopped growing and she can still fit into them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 27, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Cute boots — they do have a chemical smell but I’m sure that will wear off with some time. I would definitely recommend these

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 26, 2017

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Anonymous

 

I wore my last pair of combat boots out and was looking for a replacement. These look great and are fairly comfortable. I see myself wearing these a ton

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 24, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Super cute boots! Comfortable right out of the box once you get your feet in there! Definitely recommend these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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June 18, 2017

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Jennifer

from Washington

I love these boots. You can dress them up or down and they look great. Very comfortable too

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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June 11, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Very comfortable boots & get compliments on them all the time. Have lasted for a few years now & hope they continue to wear like they have for a few more. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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