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    Karrimor - good/bad/other?

    Thanks to a good marketing campaign (sponsorship) and product placement, I've 'heard' of these guys a lot in the outdoor sports type fields. But I actually know little about the company and want to know how good their footware stuff is. The only thing I can put to them is brand recognition which they've manufactured for themselves anyway.

    Their shoes are really cheap (and always sold under 70% off discount it seems, which puts me off).

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    i quite like Karrimor, they make some nice jackets. Generally good quality i think.

    I'd hit it

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    They make excellent rucksacks, that much i know

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    I have odds and sods of theirs, including boots and a 30L rucksack. Boots are good for the money but not worth the claimed rrp. When buying boots I go on what they are designed for, then get whatever fits best, brand is unimportant. Problem is that fit varies from make to make. Karrimor should be suitable for UK feet, as I believe they are a wide fit. If you want to try out a good set of boots, that come in a wide variety of sizes look for altbergs, they do 1/2 sizes and a variety of widths. I plan to go to the factory next time I am up North to try them, they also do custom fittings.

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    I have always liked the karrimor stuff and would say they are easily up there with berghaus, north face, and other fantastic brands. However I have always been a great fan of proper british army boots for walking, because of theyre comfort(once warn in properly!), waterproofness and ruggedness.

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    Thanks for the replies . I've got a decent pair of Merrells for walking, I was just looking at some karrimor trainers. Seem ok - I like the half sizes which could be quite handy as it seems my right foot is bigger than my left, which I'd never noticed before!

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    I actually have a pair of Karrimor outdoor shoes on at the min. They broke in really easily and are now very comfortable. Had them around 4 month and wore them for work in the kitchen so they got covered in allsorts.

    Stuck them in the washing machine on a 40 and they came up looking new and not a thing wrong with them. I got a keyring compass with my pair also. Got them from a Sports and Soccer (Sportsworld now I think) for £20.

    Reccomend them to anyone that loves doing the outdoor type stuff.

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    I've never tried any of their footwear, but if their rucksacks are anything to go by, they've always been good quality.
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