Black Brand Thug Boots (11.5 Only)
- Reinforced toe, heel and ankles
- D3O® insole
- Vulcanized rubber sole with steel shank
- Zipper closure with cover flap
We tried on a selection of sizes and found the length to be about right, so we suggest you choose the size you normally wear in men’s street shoes. The footbed width is “medium” or D/E width.
Our Two Cents
Looking for the classic engineer style boot that is waterproof? This will be one of the few!
These boots are make with a leather upper and and a nice padded breathable lining. The boots have an integral Hipora waterproof liner installed between the leather outer and the inside lining that will keep water out, but also maintain breathability.
The boots open/close with an inside zipper which is handy for pulling them on and off. I find the heel cup and toe cap to be sufficiently reinforced. The sole is thick, but could be better stiffened in the shank area. But a simple sole design like this is typical at this price point so I can’t complaint too much about that.
These boots come standard with a D3O cushioned insole. D3O is a premium brand for armor inserts in all kinds of riding gear and the same folks make this insole which feels great. For styling, the boots have the usual buckle straps at the instep and at the top, and a handy pull tab at the top of the shaft is there too. :: Paul, 04-03-18
Black Brand says: The classics always last and these Thug boots demonstrate just that. Engineer style with the reinforcement that matters for riding. D30® insoles offer all-day comfort.