Expert quality Herd Wear leather coupled with very colorful Pendleton wool pattern!! What a steal this auction was! Thank you, guys!!
My Midwest Glove, bison leather gloves fit well and have survived one day thus far of hand-loading 9 tons of large stone into containers. Non-leather gloves never last beyond the first ton. Average leather gloves are usually worn through after 9 or 10 tons. These gloves will have to last beyond 30 tons to be the new record-holder. We'll see.
I first purchased a pair of Trask bison leather shoes, gosh, some 15-20 years ago. Really liked them and have resoled them 2-3 times. Since they were so comfortable and tough I wore them for almost everything. I didn't polish them very often (compare to my Timberland penny loafers I first bought for work nearly 40 years ago which I did and still look great and fit!). I kinda regret that because while they are my daily walkers, they look like very scuffed up daily walkers. :)
I went online a year ago or more on Zappos and Amazon to replace and couldn't find Trask. Somehow, this site didn't turn up then. However, I kept searching every so often and last month this site came up! A great many bison products including Trask! Learned that Trask had shuttered and they had bought some of their stock including these shoes (which originally sold for over $200 if memory serves, my original pair were made in Italy, this pair in India, probably Kashmir).
Ordered these and they arrived in their original packaging. They shoes had a white film on them which I wasn't sure if was a mold or a bloom of wax or what. However, Herd Wear has a great guarantee so I took a cloth and gave the shoes a firm wipe which removed all the film and the shoes looked great. Put them in a dark closet to see if the film would return. Planned to return them if so. Shoes still look great! Hurrah!
They look great and fit true (I've been 8.5D since college some 40yrs ago) and I'll be wearing them a great deal. And keeping them polished since Trask clearly isn't making any more and I haven't found anything with this style in bison leather yet. I've posted before and after pix below re the white film. Feel comfortable shopping here! I hope the Miskins find a successor to this enterprise. Cheers!
Tahir: Thank you both for your order and your very thorough write-up. You are correct that the 'white' is just wax that works it's way up unless it is worked back in ... just as you did. Wearing shoes - flexing - also helps keep that surface wax flexable in accross the leather.
Anyway, our best wishes for another 20 years (or more) of wearing your Trask shoes.
Cecil was incredible helpful in helping me get the right size shoes. These are definitely my favorite pair. They are super slick and comfy
This will be a silent auction item for a "Friends Of" group on a site that have bison.
I spoke with the good folks at Herdwear to be sure of the sizing. They were very helpful. The vest came and was more beautiful than I could have imagined and it fits me perfectly. I will be wearing this at my son's wedding in a few weeks. I am so excited with this vest. It is well worth the investment.
I live in warm weather but bought some bison socks several years ago for a hiking trip in the winter. I love them so much that I bought two more pairs for an upcoming trip. Just buy them - you won’t be disappointed.
This is an impressive and beautiful print. I was very positively impressed with how beautiful it is and I love the combination of the two.
Nice Gloves, but I ordered 2XL for a reason.
The other pairs that size I've ordered here are perfect.
These are tight like driving gloves but not a supple.
My hands are decent size, but not huge.
Mark: if I didn't get bak to you when you wrote this I apologize. I sure thought I have ...and you know you can send those back (I'll send you a return label) any time things aren't as you expect. Usually those are actually more supple ... but as you found they are almost a full size small. Don't have a 3 x in those, but plenty of 2X in the Midwest gloves that ought to work better for you (more work and less driving). Call or write me and let's get this fixed.
Recently "unretired" and got back in the business. I'll be looking good in my new Buffalo shoes. These shoes are even more impressive on my feet than in the pictures. Another great item from Herd Wear.
This is my first purchase from Herd Wear and everything was great. The quality of the product is fantastic , the package was perfect , the shipping was a day early. Highly recommended 5 stars
I’ve never spent $245 for a pair of shoes, but when these Trask shoes showed up in my email on close-out, I thought “why not?”
I was anticipating a quality shoe. And I was not disappointed. The moment I took them out of the box, I knew these were exceptionally well-made shoes. What surprised me was how wonderfully comfortable they are.
I had thought I would be wearing these shoes occasionally — for going to a restaurant for dinner, etc. I wear them every chance I get. To work, walking, anywhere I can. They are so comfortable and fit so well.
So comfortable, . . . I ordered a second pair!
Greg: Good morning. Saw your less than happy review. Not the shoes fault they were 'born' overseas. And I am guessing that you are not unhappy with the quality; just that these were made outside the US.
What you don't probably know is that the huge shoe manufacturer - Genesco (which is an old line American company) - that owned the Trask brand and had these puppys made actually gave the American bison industry a huge boost using American bison leather for about 10 years ... and made some very quality shoes - including these 'Landry's'. Some were made in the US, most though overseas and American shoe production is very limited any more. Utilizing more of the by products - hides, insides, bones and horncaps really does add value that goes to incentive to raise up more bison.
And to be fair, we have an 'import' disclosure in the product description on the website - 'Imported by Trask. (yes, these are not made in the U.S)'
But all that said, we will gladly take them back and refund your purchase if you don't want them. I will even send you a return label .... just let me know. And for the shoes sake, you might consider 'revising' your review (or leave the comment and change the rating) ... but that is entirely up to you. We never hide or change negative reviews ... not that we get very many.
Anyway, thanks for taking time and I look forward to hearing from you.
These are a great pair of versatile and comfortable shoes. The bison leather takes very little time to break in and the Ortholite insoles make them easy to walk in. The rubber soles adds some nice grip and added durability to the shoes. The style allows you to wear them in casual and in more dressy situations. I really like the light brown color.
Although this was a summer purchase and I haven't put it to the true test, the quality and fit are exactly what I was looking for in a beanie.
Greate shoes, made to last. I bought two pairs from Trask and had no problem with their service.
Comfortable boot! This particular boot was sold out and I was able to find my size on here! Definitely a store I’ll be using again. Fast shipping and easy use of the site!
Jacob: Thanks for taking time to reply ... and for the very nice comments. Most appreciated! Yea, when Double H quit the boot we just bought all they had ... and not a lot left. Glad we were able to get yours to you.
Joseph: Thanks for the review and 'compact' but well put thought. Enjoy