MIAMI, FL, February 25, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The work boots, advertised as Brahma Boots "The Name To Trust," have failed to live up to their purpose of providing an affordable, durable boot. Sold by Wal-Mart stores in Florida and throughout the United States for $25, the boots appeared to be an affordable, durable work boot. The marketing materials for these boots note:
- A steel toe
- Leather materials
- Goodyear welt
- Oil-resistant soleplate
- Electric shock-resistant sole and heel
For many who purchased the Wal-Mart Brahma Boot, however, the shoe was less than what it appeared. Instead of withstanding hard work and offering important foot protection on a jobsite, the boots have disintegrated, often within days or weeks of purchase.
Frustrated owners of defective Brahma Boots have posted reviews of their experiences with the boots. One noted that the boot fell apart and that the sole separated from the rest of the shoe after a week of use. Another person related that the boots fell apart after stepping into a puddle. A third questioned whether the boots live up to their advertised promise of quality materials and construction.
A Lie To Consumers: The Goodyear Welt
There are many issues with the Wal-Mart Brahma Boot. The boot is defective; it does not stand up to normal wear and tear that one should be able to expect of a steel-toed work boot. One particular issue is with the advertised Goodyear welt.
What Is A Goodyear Welt?
Among shoemakers, the Goodyear welt designates a specific type of shoe construction that involves stitching a strip of leather to the bottom of the shoe. The Goodyear welt is known as a mark of quality among shoes; use of the Goodyear welt during construction has improved comfort, durability and reparability of shoes.
Is There A Goodyear Welt On Wal-Mart's Brahma Boots?
Despite advertising that the steel-toed Brahma work boots use the Goodyear welt, the soles of the shoe are actually glued to the boot rather than stitched. In fairness, many shoes with Goodyear welts also use glue, but it is coupled with actual stitching.
In the Wal-Mart Brahma Boots, there is no actual stitching of the welt to the outsole. The boots are falsely advertised to be of a quality that they are not. The stitching visible on the Brahma Boot is cosmetic. It does not attach the outside of the boot to the sole as a true Goodyear welt would.
What Are Your Options If You Purchased A Defective Wal-Mart Brahma Boot?
More than 2 million pairs of the defective and falsely advertised Brahma Boot were sold at Wal-Mart stores in Miami and South Florida and elsewhere in the United States before the big-box retailer discontinued production. That is more than $50 million in sales of defective work boots for Wal-Mart.
The retailer created the specifications for construction of the Brahma Boot, hired a manufacturer in China to create the boot, packaged it as a durable work boot and sold it to unsuspecting consumers. If you purchased a defective Brahma Boot, you may have a legal claim against Wal-Mart. If you exchanged your boots, complained about the construction, attempted to get a refund on your purchase or have been stuck with a pair of poorly made Brahma work boots, contact an attorney today to discuss your options.
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