Overall: 4.2 / 5 based on 115 reviews
96 of 115 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great - - But Could Be SO Much Better -
By: RandyL from Oklahoma
First off, as some other reviewers have noted, these boots are CRAZY narrow. I wear an 11, and when these arrived in 11, I couldn't even get my feet into them. I ordered a 13, and they fit much better. The good: they're light (the waterproof lining is heavier than the Kangaroo leather), they're strong, and when wide enough, very comfortable - - especially the arch support, which is in exactly the right spot for my foot. Because I had to order a couple of sizes larger than normal to get my foot into them, they are a little (a little, a very little, not a lot) long in the toe and the heel. Nevertheless, they are a very high-quality, very comfortable pair of boots. I have worn them almost daily since getting them, and have had no problems with chafing or blistering because of them being (marginally) too long. I will wear them turkey hunting in a couple of months instead of my Danner Jackal snake boots. These boots are that light and that comfortable. They look really, really slick, too. Like I say in the title, they could be so much better - - if they were of normal width, they would fit my feet like gloves. They might not be quite worth the price, but like I say, they are an extremely high-quality product. Orvis came oh, so close, to a grand slam here. Think of the boots as a bases-loaded double, high off of the center field wall.
Big Disappointment -
By: GeorgeC1 from Long Island, NY
I have been purchasing Orvis clothing and hunting gear for over 15 years and unfortunately this was my first significant disappointment. Like many other reviews, these boots are beautiful and well-made to the quality expected from Orvis. However quality cannot overcome size if they do not fit. My boot size is 10 ½ D, which I ordered and found snug at first, but assumed would loosen up as being worn. Sadly and painfully I was mistaken. I attended a quail shoot at Bray’s Island, only to stop and change into my dress moccasins to finish the hunt. Orvis customer service was outstanding as I returned the 10 1/2D for 11 1/2D, which was still too narrow, then returned and ordered a third time the 10 1/2D in the Bob Sole model, but still not satisfied with the overall fit and returned those as well. Regrettably, I must take my upland boot business elsewhere.
Too tight -
Read reviews before purchasing but decided to try them anyway. These boots are entirely too tight fitting. I ordered a size larger than normal based on reviews and still too tight. Wish they would size them correctly. Good looking boot.
First Class Comfort -
By: Dochildy from Fenton, MI
These boots right out of the box feel broken in. Reading other reviews prior to purchase I concur. I have a narrow foot and reviews said they fit narrow so order a size larger. I ordered my regular size 12. Even with my narrow foot they fit way too tight and short. Customer service immediately sent out a size 13 and they fit like a glove. So to save yourself a little aggrevation order a size larger.
good value -
By: reddirtshooter2506 from OK
boots fit a little snug but are very comfortable. Very light weight and my feet felt very good after a long quail hunt. Haven't had in any moisture yet to check out the waterproof label, hope someday it will rain so I can. I would purchase again.
Quality hunting boots -
By: ASeeger from Boise, ID
With careful consideration for all comments from previous customers, I purchased the kangaroo upland boots (made by Gokey). My wife and I have purchased Orvis products for home and field for many decades and have never been disappointed by products received even if we decided to return an item for whatever reason. As most had reviewed previously, upon receiving the boots, the quality, suppleness and light weight of the boots are obvious. For outdoor boots I use a purchased thicker footbed so I upsized my normal 10D by a half size to 10.5 for these boots. Because of the several comments about these boots being narrow and trouble with the tongue, I wore the new boots inside for a week, even walking on our treadmill 3-4 miles each day. The boots actually felt good from the first wearing, but with the softening of the leather and my foot forming into the boots, the fit went from good to great. My bottom line to others would be: 1. give the boot a chance but if it doesn't work for you, send it back, 2. Think about size ordered based on your foot, 3. As for the tongue, comments that this boot has to much sloppy leather is misplaced. These are tall (9") hunting boots. The tongue needs to be spread and tucked properly as you break them in and they will develop memory and never be a problem going forward. GREAT boots for most, nothing is perfect for all.
Good boots owerall, but -
By: AndreUSA from Washington DC
Bought this used and like this quality and light weight, whatever even this pair was used, I still have slight problem with right boot, my right foot is little wider like many man have, I used some mink oil and stuck big ball of paper inside, hope this will do the trick , this boots have little room for thick socks and some kind of hard toe protection, so if your foot is need more room , go with Bob Sole, they look like more wider but I never tried those, I have very fine foot size 12 and this boots size 12 D fit them almost prefect, but to people with wider foot I recommend to go with Bob Sole, this is great boots, you need just find the right size one's
Great pair of boots -
By: TurkeyGreat from Horry County, SC
Purchased Orvis Kangaroo Upland boots and I'm very pleased with fit,comfort,and style
Comically Tight -
These boots are of a very high quality. However, they are absurdly tight through the toes and middle of the foot. The issue has clearly not been resolved. Also, I concur with the other reviews that say there is way too much material in the tongue. You have to fold it over a couple of times to lace the boot. Bad deal.