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Karrimor Unisex Traveller Hiking Shoe from £70 down to £19.99 @ Amazon

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Just spotted these hiking shoes reduced from £70 to £19.99, seem to have most sizes available. Dry feet are comfortable feet Karrimor use waterproof, breathable membranes in its footwear to keep w…
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7y, 2m agoFound 7 years, 2 months ago
Just spotted these hiking shoes reduced from £70 to £19.99, seem to have most sizes available.

Dry feet are comfortable feet
Karrimor use waterproof, breathable membranes in its footwear to keep water from entering whilst allowing water vapour (sweat) to escape. Even while sitting still over eight hours, your feet will sweat the equivalent to one-quarter cup of water. Even during gentle exercise, this can be greatly increased. Wet feet blister, and feel cold and uncomfortable. The membranes Karrimor uses, allow water vapour to escape, leaving feet dry and comfortable.


Karrimor uses eVent. The premium market-performance leader in durably waterproof/ultra-breathable membranes. eVent is waterproof and over twice as breathable as its nearest competitor. eVent membranes let the sweat out.

Karrimor also uses an exclusive waterproof and breathable membrane in its footwear called Weathertite

FRAMEFLEX midsole technology
FRAMEFLEX midsole tecnologies provides three-dimensional support, rigidity, and flex throughout the natural cycle of movement in the walking and running gait. FRAMEFLEX are specific to every size in the range and for both men's and women's lasts. Why compromise? Different FRAMEFLEX technologies provide different levels of function and are utilised differently depending on the design and end use of the product.

FRAMEFLEX Original: Walking boots where three-season stiffness is required. Offers full three-season support for use in trekking products where users may be trekking for long periods.

FRAMEFLEX Lite: Walking boots and shoes where two- or three-season stiffness is required. Offers slightly lighter weight and overall more flex than Original FRAMEFLEX.

FRAMEFLEX Super: New lighter weight version of the Original, improved performance using more expensive, lighter-weight materials. Used in X-Lite products where performance is not compromised by an overall lighter weight.

FRAMEFLEX Quest: Multi-sport and low-cut shoes where two-season stiffness and flex is required. Specifically engineered to partner and enhance the Vibram Quest outsole, which was developed specifically for Karrimor.

FRAMEFLEX 3D Tenacity: Multi-sport and low-cut shoes where two-season stiffness and flex is required. Engineered as a separate phylon compound within the midsole to minimise weight, enhance cushioning, and aid support.

Fit and last shape
The Karrimor last is generally recognised as a higher-volume last; which means the fit feels wider more akin to the British and European foot shape. Karrimor sells boots and shoes in full and half sizes to ensure a good fit. Karrimor recommends wearing your boots around the house to ensure they fit well before wearing them outside.


Outsole
Karrimor use durable outsoles that provide high levels of grip. Karrimor uses Vibram outsoles on all its models, which are widely recognised as the market leader in outdoor footwear outsoles. Vibram outsoles can be replaced when they do finally wear out. Many of the Vibram outsoles used are exclusive designs Karrimor has developed with Vibram exclusive to Karrimor designs and last.
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#1
Very nice shoes. Have a pair already! ;-)
#2
I don't these have all these features described in the blurb.
#3
Seem to be gone already
#4
Karrimor went out of business and the name was purchased by Sports Direct dot com and is now used to con people into buying cheaply made tat. The story has been documented many times on this forum.
This shoe has never been £70
#5
termite;7578065
Karrimor went out of business and the name was purchased by Sports Direct dot com and is now used to con people into buying cheaply made tat. The story has been documented many times on this forum.
This shoe has never been £70


Agreed. Karrimor quality went down hill rapidly when they were bought by sports direct.
#6
When did Sports Direct purchase the name Karrimor?

I bought a pair of Karrimor shoes 2yrs ago and appear fine to me. In fact I'm stil wearing them and I pratically walk everywhere in them. Mind you, I do need a new pair as they are starting to wear down.
#7
This is the normal price in sports direct although I just checked now and most are reduced to £16.

Dont have any problem with the quality...I wear them all the time.
#8
termite
Karrimor went out of business and the name was purchased by Sports Direct dot com and is now used to con people into buying cheaply made tat. The story has been documented many times on this forum.
This shoe has never been £70


+1 they are widely avaiable at 19.99
#9
Funny !

A previous posting for Karrimor shoes in general at SportsDirect is only 71 degrees, despite some shoes there being only £12

This is higher already

Is it because, folk here aren't too keen on SD or what ?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/572930/karrimor-outdoor-walking-shoes-mens :?
#10
Amazon don't make it clear whether the waterproof membrane is the highly respected eVent fabric or Karrimor's own brand Weathertite.
My suspicion is that if they were eVent then they would say so,
#11
The deal here is simple for less than £20 your getting a " good quality pair of shoes " maybe not upto the previous standard as stated by some, but then again on a "like for like" basis were the old ones worth 4 x as much as these based on quality alone I think not . . . I've got 2 pairs 1 x boots a 1 x trainer style and they great value for money . . . . I once paid £180 for a new pair of Timberland boots and they lasted a good 4 years of constant wear, so if these only lasted a year and I brought 9 pairs !! I'd still get over twice the wear out of them for the same money . . . .
#12
nellybarnes
The deal here is simple for less than £20 your getting a " good quality pair of shoes " maybe not upto the previous standard as stated by some, but then again on a "like for like" basis were the old ones worth 4 x as much as these based on quality alone I think not . . . I've got 2 pairs 1 x boots a 1 x trainer style and they great value for money . . . . I once paid £180 for a new pair of Timberland boots and they lasted a good 4 years of constant wear, so if these only lasted a year and I brought 9 pairs !! I'd still get over twice the wear out of them for the same money . . . .


The deal is that these are a £70 shoe reduced to £20, which is not true. They are cheaply constructed, generic far eastern footwear passed off as a quality brand. It is similar to buying knock off Timberland from a market. But I suppose, if you are happy with that.....
banned#13
Thank you

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#14
Having read lots of threads about the Karrimor brand it seems that it's basically pot luck as to the quality. Sports Direct seem mainly to sell the generic re-labled 'tat' (no arch support - fell apart - leaked, sort of comment). Whilst other outlets (like Milletts and MandM) who have more of a rep. to protect, sell the rather better (but not as good as they used to be) Karrimor offerings. Generally speaking if they are under £20/30 and they have all sizes in stock 'let the buyer beware'.
#15
What's Amazon's policy and how much do they charge if you order shoes that do not fit and return them?
#16
Macdory
What's Amazon's policy and how much do they charge if you order shoes that do not fit and return them?


I believe they offer FREE returns !

We are now offering free 30-day returns for UK customers on shoes sold direct from Amazon.co.uk. Terms and conditions apply--visit our returns policy page for details. Take advantage of this now by shopping our range of shoes.


p.s. didnt go for these as the sole looks poor, however went for a pair of walking boots to see how they fit.
#17
Bought a pair of these in last year's January sales and they fell apart on me by April. Would not recommend.
#18
cold for reasons mentioned many times
#19
I used Karimoor shoes for the last 5 years with no problems (I do a lot of hiking). About 8 months ago I bought a pair from SD at the bargain price of £22. I couldn't believe my luck (so I thought) as I had paid well over £80 for my previous pairs from various other sports stores. The SD stock is very cheap TAT!!!!!

I now have second degree tears on both my achilles tendons. The consultant has pointed directly towards my footwear as the cause...no arch support in my last pair from SD (I need this as I have flat feet).
Not saying this will be the case for everyone, but it's the last time I buy Karrimor.
#20
termite
The deal is that these are a £70 shoe reduced to £20, which is not true. They are cheaply constructed, generic far eastern footwear passed off as a quality brand. It is similar to buying knock off Timberland from a market. But I suppose, if you are happy with that.....

That was my point, I didn'y buy them because they were reduced from £70 to £20 ( although yes that did catch my eye ) I brought them as they were and are well worth £20 "I'd never even heard of Karrimor before" Surely everyone knows that R.R.P. and S.R.P. mean nothing nowadays, " Like most money saving sites recomend don't look at the " WAS " price Look at the "IS" and base your purchase ( is it worth it )on that - - -
#21
RRP is inflated and price is also available elsewhere as you can see here

http://www.mandmdirect.com/ProductDetail.asp?LID=FR1&ProductCatalogue=KM82

Still not bad for £20
#22
jazid
I believe they offer FREE returns !



p.s. didnt go for these as the sole looks poor, however went for a pair of walking boots to see how they fit.


Thank you
#23
nellybarnes
That was my point, I didn'y buy them because they were reduced from £70 to £20 ( although yes that did catch my eye ) I brought them as they were and are well worth £20 "I'd never even heard of Karrimor before" Surely everyone knows that R.R.P. and S.R.P. mean nothing nowadays, " Like most money saving sites recomend don't look at the " WAS " price Look at the "IS" and base your purchase ( is it worth it )on that - - -


What you say is rubbish of course. If a a product was posted on here as Nintendo DSi at a third of the usual price, but it actually turned out to be a hopeless imitation, you would be disappointed. Even if you hadn't heard of Nintendo before.
Suggesting this footwear is worth £20 is dangerous because,as previous posts prove, people who are expecting the quality of old Karrimor can get hurt.
#24
I have a Karrimor rucsac which has served me well and I used during my ascent of Mont Blanc. If has also been across the Atlas Mountains in North Africa. I also own a pair of Karrimor boots which have served me well, although they do have a Vibram Sole and eVent fabric.

Can ony speak as you find I guess!!
#25
termite
What you say is rubbish of course. If a a product was posted on here as Nintendo DSi at a third of the usual price, but it actually turned out to be a hopeless imitation, you would be disappointed. Even if you hadn't heard of Nintendo before.
Suggesting this footwear is worth £20 is dangerous because,as previous posts prove, people who are expecting the quality of old Karrimor can get hurt.

I’m not sure why I'm even bothering to reply to your last reply “your use of the word rubbish " just shows your lack of acceptance of any other point of view except that of your own, looking at some of your other posts only reiterates my point.

If I hadn’t heard of Nintendo I wouldn’t even know what a game console was would I?
So I wouldn’t need one nor know if its was a bargain or not,
Based on that why would I be buying it in the first –

Oh yes because it’s been reduced!! Therefore I must BUY IT
“Like Gollum and his precious ring “I must have it . . . . . . . NO!!!!

I bought them as a pair of trainers which is what “they are” from a sports shop, If I needed something to see me safely across the Himalayas I’d have spent a lot more time looking for something suitable and not just grab the first “shinny” thing in front of me and more likely go to a specialists shop.

These people who complain about the “build quality” compared to old – why did they buy there first pair at £80+, because they bought them from a specialist shop they could trust in and probable spent 30 mins talking to the shop assistant about the product and its benifits.

Sorry but people who buy something from outside its normal market place based purely on a label or because it’s been reduced eventually will get burnt!!

A Fool and his money are soon parted . . . . .
#26
nellybarnes
I’m not sure why I'm even bothering to reply to your last reply “your use of the word rubbish " just shows your lack of acceptance of any other point of view except that of your own, looking at some of your other posts only reiterates my point.

If I hadn’t heard of Nintendo I wouldn’t even know what a game console was would I?
So I wouldn’t need one nor know if its was a bargain or not,
Based on that why would I be buying it in the first –

Oh yes because it’s been reduced!! Therefore I must BUY IT
“Like Gollum and his precious ring “I must have it . . . . . . . NO!!!!

I bought them as a pair of trainers which is what “they are” from a sports shop, If I needed something to see me safely across the Himalayas I’d have spent a lot more time looking for something suitable and not just grab the first “shinny” thing in front of me and more likely go to a specialists shop.

These people who complain about the “build quality” compared to old – why did they buy there first pair at £80+, because they bought them from a specialist shop they could trust in and probable spent 30 mins talking to the shop assistant about the product and its benifits.

Sorry but people who buy something from outside its normal market place based purely on a label or because it’s been reduced eventually will get burnt!!

A Fool and his money are soon parted . . . . .


-----and you certainly have been.
#27
termite
-----and you certainly have been.

Thanks,
You’re rather short and not very imaginative retort only added justification to my point:

You are the personification of the adage relating to :
" EDUCATION & PORK "

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080710114039AALkLl0
#28
Bought a pair of Karrimor shoes in SD as I remembered the brand from years ago, and I needed something a bit more substantial than my battered old Etnies for walking the dog.

I'd say avoid at all cost. They left me with shin splints, aching muscles, and were really not fit for purpose. Any brand image Karrimor used to have has gone to pot since SD took them over.

If you want something for mucking about in in the garden they're fine. Walking, however, forget it.
#31
I bought two pairs from Sports direct about 4 months ago for £15 and I am currently wearing a pair now.
They are really just like training shoes and and are not waterproof i the least. I wouldnt call them a hiking shoe unless in the broadest sense in that they are 1) a shoe and 2) you can, if no proper shoes are available go hiking in them.
Mine have split at the outer side and leak like a seive so i cant wear them at all even for light rain.

Voted cold to save yuo money
#32
redheap
I bought two pairs from Sports direct about 4 months ago for £15 and I am currently wearing a pair now.
They are really just like training shoes and and are not waterproof i the least. I wouldnt call them a hiking shoe unless in the broadest sense in that they are 1) a shoe and 2) you can, if no proper shoes are available go hiking in them.
Mine have split at the outer side and leak like a seive so i cant wear them at all even for light rain.

Voted cold to save yuo money


Your comments contadict the claims made by Amazon in the product description. Presumably if we were to buy from Amazon and they turned out not to be waterproof a full refund would be due. Also what do you make of their claim that the outersole is made by Vibram?
#33
termite
The deal is that these are a £70 shoe reduced to £20, which is not true. They are cheaply constructed, generic far eastern footwear passed off as a quality brand. It is similar to buying knock off Timberland from a market. But I suppose, if you are happy with that.....

I think you'll find that Timberland manufacture in China too.
#34
PSmith222
I think you'll find that Timberland manufacture in China too.


Of course they are. We are talking about the crapness of the current Karrimor, not their Chineseness.
#35
Your comments contadict the claims made by Amazon in the product description. Presumably if we were to buy from Amazon and they turned out not to be waterproof a full refund would be due. Also what do you make of their claim that the outersole is made by Vibram?

Dashforth they are made from usual trainer material and if Vibram = vulcanised rubber sole then YUP its a vulcanised rubber sole and they dont feel any different to any other pair of adidas, nike or reebok trainer to me.
#36
Just received some Karrimor boots and they are going straight back (they dont fit) but the overall build quality was poor, even for £30.
A journey to Blacks for me (when I have saved up much more £££)...

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