BLUE-HOO!! :(

Reviewed by SHOE-REVIEWER-GRETCH! from NOR-CAL! on Thursday, August 23, 2012
HERE I AM AGAIN, TALKING ABOUT BEARPAWS! I'VE DONE A COUPLE REVIEWS ON THIS BRAND, AND ALTHOUGH THEY USED TO MAKE A BETTER-QUALITY PRODUCT THAN I'VE NOTICED OF LATE, I STILL LOVE THIS COMPANY'S RANGE OF SHEEPSKIN FOOTWEAR. IT'S GOT MORE VARIATIONS OF COLORS, STYLES, AND CONSTANTLY CHANGING DESIGNS THAN ANY OTHER I'VE COME ACROSS ONLINE- AND I'VE VISITED EVERY BOOT WEBSITE I COULD FIND- NOT KIDDING! SO, AS FOR MY REVIEW OF THIS PARTICULAR MODEL: THE "EMMA"...I ORDERED A PAIR IN NAVY BLUE, WHICH ARE NOW SOLD-OUT IN MY SIZE, AND THOUGHT THEY WERE PRETTY NEAT. (REMEMBER TO ALWAYS BUY 1 SIZE-UP IN BEARPAW!) I READ SEVERAL REVIEWS OF THE EMMA ON SIERRA'S AND OTHER SITES TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT I'D JUST PURCHASED. WELL, IT TURNS OUT BEARPAW'S MAKING A LOT OF CUSTOMERS UNHAPPY WITH BAD WORKMANSHIP. MANY PEOPLE MENTIONED SOLES "PEELING AWAY" FROM THE UPPERS, AS WELL AS HOLES WEARING INTO THEM QUICKLY- ALSO, FAULTY STITCHING, AND UNHAPPY CHILDREN AT X-MAS WHEN BOOTS "FELL APART" AFTER A BRIEF TIME. SO FAR, I HAVEN'T DEALT WITH ANY OF THESE ISSUES MYSELF, AS I HAVE NOT-YET WORN MY NEW PAIR, AND MY OTHER BEARPAWS SEEM FINE. BUT, I HAVE NOTICED THE NEWER ONES HAVE WAY-WIMPIER RUBBER SOLES THAN MY OLDER MODELS, AND I SUSPECT THE COMPANY MAY BE CUTTING-BACK ON QUALITY TO SAVE MONEY...CHEAPER MATERIALS, AS WELL AS THE USE OF "ECO-FRIENDLY" WATER-BASED GLUES IN ALL THEIR PRODUCTS, MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE POOR PERFORMANCE AND SHORTER LIFESPAN OF THEIR BOOTS. NOW, I DON'T WEAR MY BEARPAWS A L L THE TIME, LIKE SOME DO...I USUALLY ONLY WEAR THEM TO GO OUT SHOPPING, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, SO I PROBABLY WON'T BEAT-THEM-UP AS MUCH. I WOULD (CAUTIOUSLY) RECOMMEND THESE TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN BUYING THEM- BUT REMEMBER, THE PRICE IS SO GOOD THAT IT'S NOT A HUGE GAMBLE TO TRY THEM OUT! I'M NOT SURE WHETHER I WILL NOW KEEP MY NEW BOOTS, OR WAIT UNTIL THE FALL COLLECTION ARRIVES, AND RETURN THEM FOR A DIFFERENT PAIR...?
  • Best Uses: Casual Wear, Cold Weather, Date Night, Going Out, LOOKING ADORABLE, MALL-SHOPPING, School
  • Cons: LOW-QUALITY SOLES, Poor construction, Wear Out Quickly
  • Describe Yourself: BARGAIN FANATIC, Comfort-oriented, SHOE-WORSHIPPER, Stylish, Trendy
  • Pros: Comfortable, Cute, LOVE NAVY BLUE, nice design, Stylish, SUPER-SOFT FUR
  • Sizing: Feels full size too small
  • Width: Feels true to width
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