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Necessary Recall Route 66 Boot (At Least One Style Dangerous!)
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LOCKPORT, ILLINOIS -- Boots Brand Route 66A Kmart brand Route 66 boot is unsafe and should be recalled. Within two months of buying them I slipped and fell three times on slush, snow, or ice. My mother also fell while wearing the same boots. She had bought three pairs because they were on sale. They were regularly marked at $19.99 on sale for $9.99. I cannot find contact information for the manufacturer of Route 66 brand sold by Kmart. A Kmart customer service representative could not help me and told me Kmart is not responsible unless the product is labeled for recall by the manufacturer.

I am awaiting a follow up from my local Kmart store where my mom and I bought the boots.

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Anonymous on 02/07/2008:
Are the boots supposed to keep you from falling on slush, snow, or ice?
MSCANTBEWRONG on 02/07/2008:
Route 66 is a K-mart brand clothing line.
Principissa on 02/07/2008:
What kind of boots are they? Snow boots, leather boots, high heel boots, platforms?
MSCANTBEWRONG on 02/07/2008:
Based on the picture posted, it doesn't appear that there is much tread on the bottom of the boots. These probably aren't the best shoes to wear in icy or snowy conditions.
Principissa on 02/07/2008:
I agree with MS. Those look like "UGG" style boots, they honestly have very poor tread on the bottoms and probably shouldn't be worn in ice and snow. I doubt they will be recalled because of your fall.
Anonymous on 02/07/2008:
MS, Best Answer, I agree they do not look like snow booties.
old fart on 02/07/2008:
There isn't much tread on that rubber..I can understand why you fall..
Anonymous on 02/07/2008:
Perhaps you suffer from an inner ear disorder - it can affect your balance.
tnchuck100 on 02/07/2008:
$9.99? What did you really expect. By the look of the sole there is no tread. I think this is a case of you need to take responsibility for making reasonable judgments. Unless K-Mart advertised these as being arctic traction master boots.
sarahnkrystal on 02/07/2008:
They appear to be a knock-off UGG boot and aren't meant to be worn in inclement weather. They are simply for looks.
Anonymous on 02/07/2008:
We bought our Daughter some UGG boots and they were far from $10 a pair. The bottoms were very smooth as I remember. I don't think the suede they were made out of would do very well in wet conditions either.
GothicSmurf on 02/07/2008:
When I buy boots for winter the first thing I do is look at the treads. If there is no tread or very little tread, I can pretty much ensure that I'd spend the winter slipping and falling. If the tread is nice and deep, I run my finger over to see if it catches. If it doesn't I move on.
fascismsux on 02/07/2008:
Anonymous on 02/07/2008:
Ugg boots (or any facsimiles) are not made for the snow. My husband must have bought the first pair when he found them at a surf shop--years and years ago--way before they became mainstream fashion (for some). People just wanted to keep their feet warm after surfing (they were from Australia where--you guessed it--they surfed). They have never been waterproof. They do make some now that are waterproof and made to wear outside in the snow--but they are well over $200. (This has been a good day for surfing news!)
HKong on 02/08/2008:
Even if they were winter boots, it's no guarantee you wouldn't fall.
Anonymous on 02/08/2008:
Falling is a part of life but if the boots made you fall then I agree they should be taken of the market!
Justusryan on 02/08/2008:
Prehaps you suffer from an inner brain disorder- it can cause you to blame a company for your fall when you wear improper inclimate weather gear.
jtsjtsjts on 05/11/2009:
I hope you don't have offspring
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Route 66 shoes
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NILES, OHIO -- I bought a pair of Route 66 shoes they were suade slip on shoes that don't tie I wore them less than three month and they started to fall apart. at three month mark they got a large hole in the bottom about 2 inches wide. I will never buy from that compony again
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Venice09 on 09/20/2010:
Isn't Route 66 an inexpensive brand sold at Kmart? Depending on how often you wore the shores, three months might be all you can expect.
MRM on 09/20/2010:
Right now this week, the shoes is on sale for only $9.99! Get em while its hot!

I wish they bring back those Route 66 boots that looks similar to Sketchers. I should have bought more of them before they had discontinued them. I like em!
spiderman2 on 09/20/2010:
When you buy something that is cheap, you don't get a whole lot of wear out of it. Buy good shoes and you will have them for years!
Helpful on 09/20/2010:
So true Spiderman. This same concept applies to a lot of merchandise -- mechanical, electronics and appliances. Those that cheap equals simplicity and therefore won't run into further problems. It's more a way of justifying being cheap or not being able to afford better products.
Anonymous on 09/20/2010:
I also think 3 months is all you're going to get out of cheap shoes. Expensive shoes do last longer, so, in the long run, you may end up paying less. They are also more comfortable.
Skye on 09/20/2010:
Route 66 shoes are not nescessarily cheap. I have a pair of Route 66 hiking boots, and they were $49.00, and though not expensive, these things just keep going and going. Have had them for 5 years now, and use them in the winter.

OP, if it's less than 90 days, take them back to with your receipt. You will be given a full refund, if you purchased them at K-Mart, which is safe to say you did, considering I don't know who else sells Route 66 shoes.

I wish everyone would just stop assuming he has CHEAP shoes.
Venice09 on 09/20/2010:
Years ago when Kmart was still in my town, I used to buy Cobbie Cuddlers for ten dollars, and they would last forever. I don't remember there being Route 66 shoes back then, but I do remember that the clothing was inexpensive. Cobbie Cuddlers probably cost more now, but if they hold up as well as they used to, they're well worth it.

Some stores won't take back used shoes. Not sure about Kmart. I never tried.
charlene on 03/17/2014:
Been buying Route 66 for as long as I can remember. I'm not hard on shoes so mine last forever.the last pair of boots I bought 8years ago just gave out on me in 2013 please need another pair. Wore them every winter I don't want anything else size 9 mens . Love them.they are the ones that they are still selling for boys.
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