Honeywell's iconic XtraTuf boots have been made in China since late last year, and early reports from some of the most loyal users of the boots -- coastal Alaskans -- say they aren't as "Tuf" as they used to be. Vicky Simpson of Redden Marine tells The Cordova Times that they're getting a steady stream of returns of the "Southeast sneakers."
"I had my first pair of XtraTufs for two and a half years and they were fine," says Andrew Moravec, surrounded by fish oil, a knee on the ground getting the flesh out of a halibut's cheek. "I got these a month ago and literally within two weeks they started to separate," he says. ...
"People keep bringing back their boots from between three days and three months after getting them," says Simpson as she grabs two brand new pairs of boots off a shelf. "You just have to give them a new pair and send those back to the representatives," she says describing a steady stream of returns.
Honeywell spokesman told The Cordova Times the company is working to address quality issues. Read more at the Times: XTRATUFs versus SORT-OF-TUFs