Harrison Boot Review
Bought these as my daily walking boots for USPS, I like to support American companies when possible and liked the look of these boots and I love the Lactae Havea soles which I have on a sneaker from another company. The soles are super comfortable, the boot is pretty good looking but there are two issues, the ankle opening is kinda big so big that I thought maybe I should have went down a half size but I think the issue is I'm an 11 on my left foot and a 11 1/2 on the right so 11 1/2 was probably the safest bet I think the boot is just styled that way where the ankle opening is pretty big but the heel is cupped, that or I just have thin ankles. This isn't a great wet weather or snow boot. Also they sorta advertise it as a wet weather boot in the description and because of the stitching on top the water gets through there. I will say the leather itself seems to be water resistant so with wool socks you're not stepping in puddles of water but your feet will get wet/damp just from walking in moderate rain/wet grass. The stitching on the top of my boots wasn't perfect but I expect that from a partially handsewn/made product but it seems like those imperfections where the leather isn't perfectly overlapped or just the method of sewing let a decent amount of water in. I have tried waterproofing near the top stitching with natural water repellent from beeswax and other materials and it seems to have helped somewhat but my feet are still getting wet. I would still recommend this…
Rancourt & Co.
Thank you for the review! The ankle opening is made a little larger to accommodate a thick sock however, yes, your two different-sized feet and thin ankles could play a part in this as well.
As for your comment about this boot in wet weather, your feedback is fair due to that this is a hand-sewn boot. Although it is water-resistant, it is not necessarily made for heavy rain or else yes, there's potential that water can get into the seams.
Your support and feedback are greatly appreciated, Frank!
Rancourt & Co.