Propet Tatum Review

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Propet might be best known for making incredible walking shoes, dedicated to ensuring that customers get the best walking experience as possible. They make great quality footwear for a variety of people, giving you comfort, value, and a plethora of size and width options. The Propet Tatum Slouch Mid Calf boots are just one of the many items they produce. They have a great look to them that customers really seem to like. They come in both black and brown so you are sure to be able to pair them with most outfits. Whether heading for a night out or going to the market these boots are going to fit right in.

The moderate price tag might turn some people away but they are highly durable and will last you quite a while, not needing to be replaced any time soon. They, unfortunately, are not the most comfortable, as they are lacking in underfoot cushioning. That can be easily rectified by changing out the removable footbed with an insole that will best suit your personal needs. Other than the underfoot experience right out of the box, they are super comfortable and do not need to be broken in. Overall, customers really seem to like these boots.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Flexible and supportive
  • Long-lasting durability
  • Breathable Nylex lining
  • Zipper closure
  • Adjustable buckles
  • Cute design
Cons
  • No arch support
  • Poor underfoot cushioning
  • Moderate price tag
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of these boots is made out of strong and durable synthetic rubber compound so you are not going to have to worry too much about premature wear and tear, they are designed to take quite the beating. They have about a 1.25-inch heel and a half inch platform to give you just a little bit of added height. Keep in mind that these measurements are estimates and will vary depending on the size you purchase.

The rubber of sole works together with the tread pattern on the bottom to help make sure you have a decent amount of traction while you are out and about. You are not going to have to worry too much about your feet slipping out from underneath you just because your shoes were not up to the task. On wet or dry surfaces, these are going to be able to hold a decent grip to keep you upright.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole is made using EVA foam for a cushioned and comfortable footbed so your feet will stay comfortable throughout the day. The sole is removable so you will have the option to remove it and replace it with one that might be a little more comfortable or give you the support that you need, where you need it.

Unfortunately, some customers were just not happy with the footbed of this product, saying that they were disappointed in them. One mentioned that when ordering them you might want to make sure that you have a little extra room in them for a new insole or insert to give you a more comfortable underfoot experience.
Upper

Upper

The uppers of the mid-calf boots are of soft leather that is sure to be both comfortable and durable. They have approximately an 8-inch height measurement from the arch to the top of them, although this measurement is going to vary a little depending on the size you purchase. The slouch design has adjustable buckles on the side and a zip entry on the side to make sure that you can get them on and off without problems.

They have a Nylex lining inside of them to help give you a more pleasant in-shoe experience. The uppers themselves offer a decent amount of ventilation but mix that with this lining and you are sure to have feet that stay both cool and dry all day long. It is important to ensure that your footwear of choice has a decent amount of ventilation, especially if you are going to be wearing them for long periods of time or in warmer conditions. Since the air can get into the foot chamber you can bet that the air will cool down your feet, but it will also allow any sweat to evaporate quickly and leave the foot chamber. The Nylex materials help this process by collecting the sweat or any other moisture and beading it up into droplets that will roll off the lining to help keep you dry. These are going to promote a healthier environment for your feet and help eliminate some of the stinky odor that can occur in your shoes.
Weight

Weight

When you are talking about what you are putting on your feet you are going to want to think about something that is going to be as lightweight as possible. You do not want to walk around all day with what feels like weights attached at your ankles to slow you down and hold you back. Unfortunately, since these are mid-calf boots they are going to have more weight to them than some other products might, but that is to be expected, there are far more materials in these and they are a little bulkier than a pair of sneakers.

Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot of information out there on the exact weight of these boots. That being said, there are no complaints from customers out there about them being overly heavy so it can be assumed that even though they are not the lightest, they are not too heavy either.
Support

Support

When it comes to your footwear of choice you want to make sure that you are going to get a decent amount of support. As these are boots you are going to expect a little more support than you might from a pair of sandals or sneakers and you will get just that. They are going keep your feet locked-in nice and snugly, no need to worry about them wobbling or sliding around inside the foot chamber, nor will you have to worry about walking out of the either. The zipper closure on the side mixed with the adjustable buckles on the side make sure that you get a great fit that will give you the support that you need.

As for arch support, there is not really a whole lot right out of the box. There have been some complaints by a few reviewers that stated the footbed was very disappointing and did not give them what they were expecting. That being said, the insole is removable and you can always add something that will better fit your needs. You can get something that will give you the support that you need, where you need it to improve your in-shoe experience, however, they are not the best right out of the box.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The ability to move your feet as freely and naturally as possible while you are walking is important when you are wearing shoes. You do not want to feel like your movements are being restricted. That can lead to some discomfort and even pain the longer you wear them.

The great thing about this product is that you will have that freedom to move. The slouch uppers are made out of soft leather that will bend and move with you while you are on the go. Additionally, the sole will allow for a certain amount of flex so they will bend with your foot with each step that you take. If you are going to be doing a decent amount of walking around in these you will be able to appreciate the amount of flexibility these can offer.
Style

Style

One thing that customer really love about these boots is the look and style of them. They have a mid-calf slouch design, which means that they are not still and straight up your leg, they look like they are falling down a little. They have a zipper on the inside to help you get them on and off easier, but they also feature two adjustable buckles that both look great and allow you to adjust the size a little to give yourself a more customizable fit.

They are only available in two color options but customers have no problems at all with that. They come in both black and brown so they will go with just about anything. Whether you are heading for a night on the town or just wanna spruce up your everyday casual wear these boots are going to be a great choice and they will fit right in.
Comfort

Comfort

When it comes to comfort, these seem to fall just a little short. Most of that comes from the unsatisfactory midsole and lack of cushioning in the midsole. Customers have had no problems once they changed out the included insole and replaced it with one of their own, but right out the box, they are much to be desired.

The rest of the boots, however, have an amazing amount of comfort. The heel is just the right height as to not make it awkward or uncomfortable to walk in. The soft leather uppers are flexible and breathable to help give you some wiggle room without sacrificing support, as well as keeping your feet cool and dry.
Durability

Durability

The durability of your shoes is extremely important. You want to make sure that if you are spending your money on something that it is going to last and you will get your monies worth out of it. It can be extremely frustrating to purchase a pair of shoes only to have them fall apart after only wearing them a couple of times. This is not really something that you will have to worry about with there Propet's, they are designed to take a beating without suffering from premature wear and tear. This product has a relatively decent asking price but the fact that they are going to last makes them a good investment that makes customers happy. They will be part of your boot collection for quite some time.
Fit

Fit

When you are putting something on your feet you want to make sure that they are going to fit properly. You want them to be snug and hug your feet so you stay locked in but at the same time you are going to want a little wiggle room for your toes. You do not want them to be too tight that your feet are cramped and your toes are squished. In the case of these shoes, you also want to make sure that you can zip them all the way up your calves.

It appears that these are running pretty true to size so that is going to help take some of the guesswork out of choosing what to order. You can generally just go with the size you would normally wear for other similar products. If you are unsure you might want to take a little glance at a size chart just to make sure you are getting the correct fit the first time so you do not have to worry about receiving an ill-fitting pair that will need to be exchanged in the future. Please note that they do go midway up your calf so if you have bigger legs then they might not fit you properly.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you in the market for a cute pair of mid-calf boots then you might want to consider these. They have a cute slouch design with adjustable buckles and a zip closure on the side. Coming in both black and brown they will go with just about anything in your closet. One of the biggest downfalls, however, comes with the cushioning, or lack thereof. Customers are unhappy with how they feel under their feet and have suggested that if you make this purchase then you should also consider additional insole to replace the ones that are in them. Once you have a new footbed in them they are fantastic. They are flexible and breathable while still offering you a decent amount of support. They have a moderate price tag, but can generally be found cheaper, but their fantastic durability makes them worth the cost as they will not need to be replaced for a while. Overall, they are not a bad pair of footwear.