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THOR

Dubarry Ultimate Boots Beware !

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Buyer beware ....

these are 400 dlr worth of boots from Dubarry.

Approx 5 years old , hardly worn. Stored correctly. After 3 years the soles became slippery. Last year they were basically worthless on the boat unless you were sitting in the back. Foredeck ? Forget about it.  This year the final straw. They are disintegrating .

Emailed the folks who are so proud of their 80 years of craftsmanship ... and they offered to repair for 145 dlr ( plus 30 dlr freight to the UK ) total 175

I think I pass .....

Those would be as expensive as Kim Kardashians red sole footwear

Thor

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Mine did the same, they were like ice skates,  but were older and not able to be re-soled.  Dubarry sold me a new pair at 1/2 price.  I bought them bcz the 1st pair lasted ~15yrs.  Was disappointed they couldn't be re-soled and they admitted the sole material hardened over time, but I do like them.

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On 11/10/2017 at 7:12 AM, DrewR said:

Mine did the same, they were like ice skates,  but were older and not able to be re-soled.  Dubarry sold me a new pair at 1/2 price.  I bought them bcz the 1st pair lasted ~15yrs.  Was disappointed they couldn't be re-soled and they admitted the sole material hardened over time, but I do like them.

I had mine for about 10 years, $400.  $40 a year for warm, dry feet!  One of the better investments I made.

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Purchased mine in the spring of 2010 and have put them through hard hard use since then. It became official this october: I pulled my right foot out and the sock was soaking wet - while the left side foot was bone dry. Guess they're starting to go. I went around with Dubarry this spring trying to see if they would resole them once the sole started to go and they refused to even try - or give me the discount that others in this thread have received. Since it seems to be a fabric issue, I'm going to look into the Gore-Tex warrantee and see if maybe there's something to be gained there. Otherwise it'll probably be another $400 of my money going to Dub because the Zhiks one make my feet sweat and the HPX ones wear out way too fast. 

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^^^ That's odd, I had no trouble at all.  One call to Dubarry US and picked up the 1/2 price pair at the Newport Boat Show in 2016, zero hassle from Dubarry.  The rep at the show said they had issues with the soles and here ya go...

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Update

after a couple more emails back and forth .... the Dubarry folks have promised to fix the boots at no charge. I will pay the freight which is fair .

lets hope they come back and will work on a boat again when fixed

I am happy now

Thor

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