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Giveaway + Review: Women’s Magnum 6” Response II
This week we want to know: What would you do with a new pair of boots?
Be sure to share the best answer in the comment section of this post for a chance to win your own pair of Women’s Magnum 6” Response II boots. Like last week, we’ll announce the winner next Thursday. In the meantime, follow Magnum on Facebook and Twitter.
This contest is open to the U.S. and Canada only. If the winner’s size is out of stock, Magnum will replace with another style of equal of lesser value.
Hardcore boots aren’t a requirement for my day job. During my off-hours, I was able to test out the Women’s Magnum 6” Response II in a variety of locations including concrete sidewalks, tiled floors, hiking trails and a dry creek bed. Here’s what I found…
- Lightweight. The boots don’t feel too bulky or heavy like most other boots (no Frankenstein feeling).
- There’s nice ankle support that still allows movement.
- The steel shank did its job! I stepped on rocks and a nail while walking outside and had no problems.
- The sole seemed to provide good ‘bounce,’ and my feet didn’t feel tired or sore even after walking a few miles.
- I wore the boots on my tiled kitchen floor—where other shoes have been known to slip—and did not slip and slide.
- Very roomy. I wore a size 8 and had to tighten laces extremely tight to keep my feet from moving around. And just when I thought it was tight enough, my feet still moved.
- Because the laces had to be pulled so tightly, it caused the area around the calf to rub my skin. The area was a little red when I took off the boots off, but it went away within a few hours. There was less rubbing when I wore thick socks.
- Its moisture-wicking liner did not help. My feet got pretty sweaty in the boots (probably since I had to wear such heavy socks to keep from getting blisters).
- The laces are extremely long. While this isn’t exactly problematic, when you tie them in a bow and the bow touches the ground, that’s a problem.
Final word: Nice lightweight boots with good support, but super-thick socks and possibly an additional insole to take up room are a must.
UPDATE: After reading Erica’s review, a representative from Magnum suggested she try a smaller size. Perhaps some of the issues listed above could have been avoided with a smaller boot.
This review was written by Erica Kaufman, vendor relations manager at Cat5 Commerce. Erica works closely with Magnum and other footwear manufacturers for MilitaryBoots.com and HikingBoots.com. Needless to say, she knows her boots quite well.