Saturday, 21 November 2009


This is my endorsement. Not anybody else's. Not where I work, not who I work with, not who I work for. There. I've said it. Now, for the review.


I, along with several others on blogsphere, was asked to review a pair of boots. A Magnum, Ion Mask, pair. They duly arrived, free and beautifully packaged, a couple of weeks ago, and I decided to take my review very seriously.

First things first, they're huge! They're a much higher (no, I don't mean heels, I can't walk in them) than I'm used to. They also had no steel-toe cap, so I couldn't really test them at work, but I was determined to put them through their paces (sorry).

So I took them with me wherever I went for a few days, through all sorts of weather systems, doing all sorts of DIY, moving boxes, driving, walking miles, dealing with the kids. Whatever and wherever.

The idea of these boots is that they are totally fluid repellent, be that rain, oil or, as is particularly important in my job, bodily fluids. I thought it only fair to try this out too. A bucket of water, some torrential rain, and then a sandstorm later (I was away for a few days where they have sandstorms at this time of year...), and they seemed to be very much up to the task. I liked that. I also liked the fact that they were surprisingly light-weight.

All in all, I would highly recommend them. The only thing that concerns me, is the fact that I have an almost OCDish compulsion to have polished boots, and I wonder what that does to the the special Ion-Mask coating, and whether normal boot polish would ruin it. That's it. That's my only query/concern.

Otherwise, come on Magnum - bring out a pair with a steel toe-cap. I want them for work!


Anonymous said...

Are you going to toe the line poor sole or be a heel and admit defeet.

CrazyNewt said...

Anonymous is a shoe-in for some sort of punsters award.

Seriously, though, I'm a little surprised they don't make a steel-toe model, and I'm even more surprised they didn't send one to you - aren't most work-boots steel toe by default?

Anonymous said...

CrazyNewt is obviously putting the boot in.

However, you should get a free pair for everything you do especially if you find out that polishing is not good for them.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, the terrible level of punning of anonymous number 1 is strangely familiar...

Yellow Boy

Ben Yatzbaz said...

I too have my suspicions regarding the anonymous commentor, but I didn't want to guess wrong and put my foot in it... :)