Karrimor Men's ksb Orkney II Weathertite Hiking Boot - save over £80 - £32 delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Great pair of boots - ideal for this time of year!


* 2.2-2.4mm full-grain leather upper
* Vibram® Phoenix outsole for durable grip
* Karrimor's exclusive Weathertite(TM) waterproof, breathable lining
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#1
"Sold by Field & Trek" a marketplace seller.
#2
I take that back! Sizes 8/9/10/11 are from Amazon directly!
#3
karrimor now owned by sports direct and made to a price. As follows Cold
#4
Ordered size 11 at £32.

No brainer really.
#5
I bought some similar boots from TKMax the other week, great boots and they cost £54.
#6
Kenneth131
karrimor now owned by sports direct and made to a price. As follows Cold
I've heard similar stories. But a bit confused, as apparently quality Karrimors are still being made, as well as the cheaper Karrimor that Sports Direct sell? If so, how can we tell these are quality Karrimor boots or the inferior versions?
1 Like #7
Wouldnt buy any walking boots without trying them on first, as even the slightest issue will be a holy pain in the ar$e when your out walking for the day!
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BEANZ-ON-TOAST
Kenneth131
karrimor now owned by sports direct and made to a price. As follows Cold

I've heard similar stories. But a bit confused, as apparently quality Karrimors are still being made, as well as the cheaper Karrimor that Sports Direct sell? If so, how can we tell these are quality Karrimor boots or the inferior versions?


By trying them, unfortunately there's no good way to tell just from looking.

From reading reviews online it seems the quality of their boots have been slipping, people mentioning that newer version of their old favourites aren't as good as before and have more defects, probably as a result of cost cutting following the sale and split of the company.

Unfortunately Sports Direct tends to ruin anything it acquires.
#9
The original top quality KSB boots had eVent waterproof, breathable membranes. eVent is on par, if not better, than GORE. These boots have Karrimors own brand membrane, not likely to be as waterproof or breathable. Not bad for £32 though.
#10
I am after a paur of boots and am slightly put off by these due to the comments over sport direct, what are currently the good makes of hiking boots, what would people recommend?
#11
got the III of these from tk max last week and look the same. Excellent boot, but they are particularly high at the back, which is ideal for me as I shattered my ankle in january but some may prefer a more traditional shape.

Quality is no worse than any boot you get inside £100 so excellent value. HOT
#12
Tom Pickering
The original top quality KSB boots had eVent waterproof, breathable membranes. eVent is on par, if not better, than GORE. These boots have Karrimors own brand membrane, not likely to be as waterproof or breathable. Not bad for £32 though.

Goretex is just a brand name that many associate with waterproof membrane, bit like Durex is/was synonymous with condoms. The trick is to check they are waterproof and breathable and that they fit properly or you will regret it (assuming you use them in anger). I'm a big fan of HiTec after having 3 pairs in 20 years. Been all over the place in them in all sorts of weather and mud.
#13
Generally good reviews on these. Can't be bad for £32 so hot from me :-)
#14
If this boot is anywhere near as good as the reviews it is worth twice the money.

Even as a gardening / day walking boot these are great value.

Hot from me and ordered.
#15
£2 cheaper if you have the feet of a girl or clown oO
#16
toonarmani
£2 cheaper if you have the feet of a girl or clown oO

Female clowns get all the breaks!!! :D
#17
Thanks, Ordered look decent for 32 quid...The hi-tec eurotrek are also on sale for a couple of quid less if anyone is interested. Your text here
#18
leesadlier
Wouldnt buy any walking boots without trying them on first, as even the slightest issue will be a holy pain in the ar$e when your out walking for the day!
You can go to a store and try them on and then buy them online for cheaper.
#19
leesadlier
Wouldnt buy any walking boots without trying them on first, as even the slightest issue will be a holy pain in the ar$e when your out walking for the day!

conversely, surely a comfortable "new" boot could soon hurt ur feet!
#20
Karrimor have been awful since production moved out of the UK, both pairs I've bought Ive binned, a cheap budget option would be the hi tec V lite (which is still more than these though and you should get the best you can afford). As an outdoors enthusiast, this is not for me so I'm neutral. Good luck if you intend doing any serious stuff, you may well need it...

Edited By: Keith26 on Nov 04, 2010 16:14: Update
#21
BEANZ-ON-TOAST

I've heard similar stories. But a bit confused, as apparently quality Karrimors are still being made, as well as the cheaper Karrimor that Sports Direct sell? If so, how can we tell these are quality Karrimor boots or the inferior versions?


You can generally tell by looking at the selling price. Ignore the RRP that is meaningless.
Bearing in mind that not everyone needs a top quality boot, these have got to be worth £32
#22
I was looking for some boots earlier this year and have always bought German Mountain Boots off a well known auction site. However when I saw these I thought they looked really good. I went and tried on a pair in TK max and they were awful. I was surprised and then did some googling and most people seemed to think that the quality of these were very poor. This seems to be since they were being sold in cheap sports shops.

I ended up getting the german ones again, about 20 quid more but they really do what they say on the tin. Never polised or cleaned, never leaked or let me down.
#23
these are unsuitable for proper hill walking but ideal for yuppie north facers who will be yomping to work on a slushy morning!
#24
Been contemplating buying these all day. Seem like a hot deal but now unsure because of comments about quality so decided against it. A quick search of google shows that Field & Trek are doing the Orkney III for £30. Not sure about postage though
#25
nice one, am getting a pair mainly for winter, snow and ice etc. Defo NOT wearing my cowboy boots over winter.

Seen this make in shops recently and never tried them on becuase of the price till now.
#26
i wear mine to go paragliding, had no problems, good ankle protection and warm and comfortable
#27
I've had a pair KSB for 3 years. Never leaked and they still look good.
I'm not sure was the quality is like with the new karrimors and to be honest I'm a bit gutted at the stories slipping quality.
#28
leesadlier
Wouldnt buy any walking boots without trying them on first


I agree 100%

I actually tried on a pair of karrimor walking shoes this week at my local Sports direct store and found them very uncomfortable

Cheap yes ... but for walking comfort is way more important than price
#29
Mine came today, but was sent the Ksb Orkney III :)
#30
robdougall
Mine came today, but was sent the Ksb Orkney III :)

I received mine too. Tried them on, such good support for the ankle. Feels like I am walking on air.

Will check to see if I got the III, I assume these are better?
#31
Mine came also with III. I doubt this means much. They are very light and I find them comfortable. However with boots like these it's time that will tell how much value they are or not.
#32
WalterSmith
I received mine too. Tried them on, such good support for the ankle. Feels like I am walking on air.

Will check to see if I got the III, I assume these are better?

Plum
Mine came also with III. I doubt this means much. They are very light and I find them comfortable. However with boots like these it's time that will tell how much value they are or not.

The main difference is the latest version has a leather rather than a fabric tongue as stated in this forum http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/forum/forummessages/mps/utn/40090/v/1/cp/1/
#33
Yeah III for me too.
#34
WalterSmith
Yeah III for me too.


Just gave them a bash around Asda tonight. Love them! Thanks OP.

A few more wee trips until they bag a munro!

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