Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by edubs01, Sep 21, 2011.
I'm thinking of taking them back to the store. The shoes are a fucking health hazard.
Contact Blender and complain, we could be lucky that they change the soles for next season to a commando.
The soles are shit, just have them replaced mine have gone through 3 winters now and they look brand new, I have walked aprox. 1400km in them, the only thing I have done to them is snow seal, new soles and new laces.
I've contacted the store where I've got them about a refund. Don't know if I'll get one since I've worn them a bit up until now, though.. Although, as they don't really fulfill their intent, which is a winter boot that should in theory handle winter conditions, I might refer to Norwegian law for customers (kjøpsloven) and see if I can get anywhere with that. Didn't hear a word about the shoes being lethal when I got them either.
Have to say the boots are quality in construction and look boss, but the shit sole ruins everything. Could be a good idea to bring something up with Blender, yes
I have mentioned it multiple times..
You want a refund for buying shit that you didn't research thoroughly enough and wore "a bit" anyways? It's pretty widely known that vibram christy soles are useless in snow/ice.
Some of them don't even have Christies, they have Begonia Morflex, which is complete shit.
are they really supposed to be a winter boot? they seem more like a mountaineering-style boot. it's not like diemme markets to hiking enthusiasts or mountaineers... i thought it was pretty apparent that the boots were designed with form rather than function in mind
although i'm sure if you bitch enough you'll get something out of customer service
Do you really think every customer that comes into the store in search for a winter boot has researched every single boot in the store down to such details as type of sole, what conditions the sole excels in and soforth. Probably does happen with sf customer types, but not regular customers.
i suppose that's fair... if you made it clear that you wanted a winter boot for snowy/icy conditions and the SA sold you a product that is clearly unfit for such conditions then the store is (partially) to blame, especially if the SA told you (erroneously) that the boots were fit for such conditions
Actually, most people probably would research that shit if they're buying things that are $300+, as well as needing a litany of utility. Problem is that you're buying these Diemme boots for utility when it's pretty obvious that they're more "fashiony"
The original hiking boot
The fashion version.
I'm about to pull the trigger on Roccia Vets, sale price 130e...
They fit slightly small in length, but I found them roomy so you can get away with slightly small. I have a pair for sale, brand new (size 42), but I can't post in the for sale section...anyone interested?
Diemme is not even carried in proper outdoor stores. If you are looking for a workboot, go into an actual workwear store and get some Danners. If you want to get a pair of hiker hiking boots, go into a proper outdoor store and pick up a pair of Vasque Sundowners, which run maybe $200, tops. I mean, if you expect to go hiking in Diemme boots, you might also expect While Mountaineering to also make proper mountaineering gear.
I was looking for a day to day winter boot that would at the same time look good and at least perform adequately in snow, WIth the sole that is currently on the boots, only the looks requirement is fulfilled. I have hiking boots for hiking, but they are too clunky to wear every day with jeans etc. So I guess the only utility I was looking for was to be able to walk in snowy conditions, and at the same time keep me adequately warm, which I don't think the shoes are making me able to.
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