If this review was solely about the service I received from BushWear, it would be five-star, no question. But it isn't. It's about Grubs Eskline 8.5 Wellington. This is the third pair I've had that have failed after barely a week's wear and as always it's the same old problem: the heel has come away. Important point: I always - but always - use a boot puller to remove wellingtons. I bought my first pair of Esklines about 5 years ago and they were truly excellent. When, eventually, they fell apart through wear and tear, I immediately bought another pair. A month later, the heel came away and they were returned (not to Bush Wear it must be said). The next pair lasted two weeks (returned again) and the latest pair have excelled themselves: they've lasted all of 11 days. In all cases the heels come away from the boot, presumably because they're poorly constructed or, perhaps, because there's some cost-cutting going on at the manufacturers. I find it staggering that these boots can fail three times over. Am I the only one who's lost a heel when removing the boot? On the basis of all I've written, I can't possibly recommend them to anyone. My latest pair are on the way back to BushWear and this time I'll take a refund that I can put towards a more reliable brand.
This is my second pair of Grubs and I am very please with them