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Work: Energy - Blue Ridge

$98.00
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Style #: 76068 CHA

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Find power in the SKECHERS Work Energy-Blue Ridge boot. Leather upper in a steel toe work boot with lace up front and padded collar.

Details

  • Breathable and durable ultra liner
  • Removable cushioned polyurethane insole
  • Compression molded phylon midsole
  • Oil resistant, high abrasion nitrile rubber outsole
  • Steel Toe rated ASTM F 2413-05 M I/75 C/75 EH
  • 1 2/3 inch heel

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Reviews

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4.0

(based on 166 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (135)
  • Durable (97)
  • Cushions impact (66)
  • Stylish (62)
  • Breathable (59)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (22)
  • Uncomfortable (9)
  • Poor arch support (8)
  • Poor cushioning (6)
  • Too stiff (5)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (41)
  • Business casual (34)
  • Cold / extreme (32)
  • Wear to work (28)
  • Wet weather (27)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (138 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (147 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Conservative (80), Comfort driven (49), Stylish (21), Trendy style (5), Style driven (3)
    • View On Shoes:
    • Shoes are for wearing (13), I'm into shoes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Most Durable Shoe I have owned

Summary:
o Very Comfortable
- Good support
- Relatively Low Fatigue on concrete (standard insoles)
- Steel Toe does not cut into metatarsal when bent back (squating...Read complete review

Summary:
o Very Comfortable
- Good support
- Relatively Low Fatigue on concrete (standard insoles)
- Steel Toe does not cut into metatarsal when bent back (squating position)
- Allows freedom of upper ankle to flex (NOTE: Check with HSE (Health/Safety/Environtmental) if higher ankle support is needed before purchasing for work!)
- BUT only average venting, feet will still get sweaty
o Extremely Durable
- Leather is tough as nails
- BUT stiching is Achiles heal, moisture and dirt can cause thread to rot (~3-5 years time)
o Affordable while outperforming boots more than twice its cost
o Stylish enough for non-work purposes

Long Version:
I bought a pair of these boost back in 2006 for work (factory). I was in college, I wanted something cheap and comfortable, and I found these on clearance. They held up in a factory environment for a year and a half with only some light stitching fraying. After I left the factory, appearance counted less, and the gloves were off:
o Heavy yardwork
o Cutting grass/commercial mowing
o Logging
o Working horse farms (stepped on by large draft breeds)
o Construction
o Moisture damage
o And general abuse

I didn't know much about leather care back then (I have since worked and cared for English show saddles at international competitions), so the leather was not cared for, adding to its abuse. After 5 years of this, the leather was still in near perfect condition (scuffed, creased behind the steel plate, but no major tears). The stiching had nearly completly given out around the tongue's connection to the toe on both shoes (equal wear left and right), and the soles were worn down almost smooth (this is not a complaint, I was an agressive application). The rubber over the steel toe was still holding strong and held up (toes with unprotected leather rubbed down to the bare metal toe cap is the most common wear pattern on work boots), and the leather itself I am told by bridle makers is kangaroo leather (top tier leather for durability), accounting for it's endurance.

I would highly recommend this shoe to anyone

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Comfortable shoes, poor durability.

If these were durable I would really love them for their comfort. But being that their poor durability leaves me unable to wear them at all, they get 1 star from me. Very...Read complete review

If these were durable I would really love them for their comfort. But being that their poor durability leaves me unable to wear them at all, they get 1 star from me. Very disappointed.

I have been wearing them for 3 months, approximately 11 hours per day, 5 days a week. I wear them standing in maufacturing and outdoors for 2 hours per workday. Nothing extremely strenuous or dirty, the only element they have encountered is rain.

Both shoes have come apart at the seams in 5 places total. It's at the seam between the materials that line the sole and the materials that cover the top of the foot (see picture). The stitching has come apart so much it allows rain to get into the soft fabric lining the inside of my shoe, and it leaves my feet wet. The rubber covering the toes has also started breaking off at the stitching.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Always great quality

By 

from Congress, AZ

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathes Well
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Travel

    Comments about Work: Energy - Blue Ridge:

    I enjoy Skechers shopping. They always have what I'm looking for and the shipping is lightening fast.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width

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    5.0

    great shoe durable and dependable

    By 

    from Newman, Illinois

    About Me Conservative

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathes Well
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Great with Jeans
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Memory Foam

    Best Uses

    • Business Casual
    • Casual Wear
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Work: Energy - Blue Ridge:

    Every day in farming and ranching dutys

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width

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    5.0

    Best Steel toe shoes I have purchased

    By 

    from Alpharetta, Ga

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Poor Arch Support

    Best Uses

    • Business Casual

    Comments about Work: Energy - Blue Ridge:

    I work in a warehouse and I am on my feet all day this is the best steel toe shoe I have purchased

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width

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    5.0

    Excwllent!!!

    By 

    from Norfolk VA

    About Me Conservative

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathes Well
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Casual

      Comments about Work: Energy - Blue Ridge:

      They are extremelly comfortable

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width

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      5.0

      Another great shoe from Skechers!

      By 

      from Hendersonville, TN

      About Me Conservative

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable
      • Good Arch Support

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wet Weather
        • When U Want A Solid Shoe
        • Work

        Comments about Work: Energy - Blue Ridge:

        I wore a similar Skechers boot for almost 10 years, and bought these as a repacement. My old Skechers never made my feet feel tired, and these have the exact same feel to them. They are solid, and with the steel toe, I'm not worried about injuries. I hope to get 10 years from my new ones!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

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        Discussions

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        Get answers from SKECHERS customers or our in-house shoe expert.

        44 Questions | 52 Answers
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        • Work: Energy - Blue Ridge

          Q:

          I have a pair of blue ridge steel toe work boots. I have only had them 3 months and the stitching is coming apart exposing the steel toe. Also stitching on the side is coming loose. I only wear the boots for work and they don't get wet. I feel this is very poor quality for 95.00 boots. I have trouble finding boots in size 8 and I like the comfort. I am not thrilled with having to replace them 4 times a year. I feel you should stand by your product and look into this. I am looking for a different brand that holds up better. Are there any warranties on these boots??????
          Asked on 1/22/2015 by Bill from wisconsin, united states

          2 answers

          • A:

            yes, I had my first pair replaced under warantee. second pair is coming apart. 2 pairs in 9 months.

            Answered on 5/29/2015 by James the Engineer from Everett Washington
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            I suggest you contact Customer Service, they should be able to get you a replacement or upgrade. It sounds like there may have been some stitching defects with this pair. I would also suggest looking at something with an updated design, like the Workshire or Energy - Clan models.

            Answered on 1/23/2015 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Work: Energy - Blue Ridge

          Q:

          Ive had my shoes less than 5 months and the threading has come loose. Great shoes till they started leaking and letting dirt in. I work at the Central Florida Zoo and am first very happy but now very unhappy. Do I need to take them to a cobbler or throw them away and never buy your shows again or will you take care of this? This is my third pair of Sketchers and I wont buy another. sneakers are good but work boots and hiking boots its seems like you dont care. Im ready to go american.

          Peter Zoo.
          Asked on 12/17/2014 by PeterOrlando from Orlando area

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            If it's some loose stitching, I'd recommend taking these to a shoe repair shop, it should be a simple repair. If the boots are leaking, you may want to see if the repair shop can seam-seal them. They're not meant to be water resistant as they come, but they can be waterproofed easily enough. The Blue Ridge is an older model, a lot of customers still enjoy them, but there are newer models that have improved on the design, and some of them are waterproof and more protective.

            Answered on 12/18/2014 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Work: Energy - Blue Ridge

          Q:

          Is this shoe versatile enough for hiking?
          Asked on 11/25/2014 by Leon

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The Energy - Blue Ridge is a hiking-inspired work boot with a steel safety toe. If you don't mind the extra weight of the steel toe (some hikers have advised they wear these for extra protection around rocky areas) they can be used for hiking. However, I'd normally recommend something lighter weight.

            Answered on 11/26/2014 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Work: Energy - Blue Ridge

          Q:

          Weight?
          Asked on 8/23/2014 by pedro from venezuela

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            About 17 to 21 oz. per boot depending on size.

            Answered on 8/25/2014 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Work: Energy - Blue Ridge

          Q:

          I have purchased 3 pairs of these Blue Ridge boots and after wearing them for 6 months they always separate at the inside seams. It costs me $8-$10 to have them resewn each time. I really like the comfort and would like to continue buying them but I would like to know if something has recently changed in the QC or stitching process to give them more durability. Thank you.
          Asked on 2/26/2014 by Leo from MS

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The Blue Ridge boots are an older work boot model, while many customers swear by them, some other customers find them to have durability issues. I would recommend trying one of the newer work boot models as a change of pace - the Energy - Clan boot is a newer model with the same fit and feel.

            Answered on 2/27/2014 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Q:

          Is it slip resistant not just oil resistant. big difference
          Asked on 2/19/2014 by gsmiza from Joshua, Tx

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The Energy - Blue Ridge work boot is not considered a Slip Resistant boot. The outsole design does have very good traction, but it's not a slip resistant traction design. There are some other designs with a safety toe and a slip resistant sole, like the Auger, Dexter, Grinnell, and Synergy - Sure Gripper designs.

            Answered on 2/21/2014 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Q:

          How long does it take to get Style 76068 in Stock? I would love to buy it but I cant wait forever.
          Asked on 9/12/2013 by topkick from milan, mi

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            The Energy - Blue Ridge appears to be in stock in most sizes on skechers.com now. If you advise the specific style I can give you a more accurate answer.

            Answered on 9/12/2013 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Work: Energy - Blue Ridge

          Q:

          Hi,
          I got a pair of Skechers Blue Ridge Boots for Christmas, they came from Academy Sports. The top loops where the string goes through are pulling out on both boots. I've had these boots before and never had this problem. Have you had an issue with the upper string loops coming off? I'm not talking about the top metal loop. It's the left two below the metal loop on the right and left boot. I would appreciate a response.
          Thanks,
          William Hudson
          Asked on 5/19/2013 by WH

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            There have been a few issues with this particular boot, it's one of the older models of Skechers Work boots, and the athletic design of the top eyelet sometimes doesn't hold up well to the wear of a work boot customer. If you can return these to Academy, you may want to do so, if not you could contact Skechers Customer Service for a replacement. Or you could wear these without the eyelets, they don't make too much of a difference.

            Answered on 5/28/2013 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Work: Energy - Blue Ridge

          Q:

          Where can I buy shoelaces for this boot?
          Asked on 4/26/2013 by Mike from Davenport, IA

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            The Blue Ridge boot should take regular hiking style replacement laces. Currently SKECHERS does not sell the exact laces on their own, but I've replaced similar laces with store-bought hiking boot laces with no problem at all.

            Answered on 4/29/2013 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
        • Work: Energy - Blue Ridge

          Q:

          How can a shoe of this quality not even last 2 months? I bought a pair of these in mid Jan 2013 and already both pairs have seams coming undone leaving holes all along the boot.
          Asked on 3/7/2013 by Joe from Cleveland, OH

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            You should either return these to where you purchased them if possible, or contact our Customer Service department and advise them of the defect. These should be replaced.

            Answered on 3/8/2013 by Tim the Shoe Guy from SKECHERS
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