Updated on July 12, 2012
Magnum Work Pro Ultra CT WPi
I recently set out to test Magnum’s Work Pro Ultra CT WPi boots. While not being able to really tear into these boots by going on long hunts, I have been able to put many miles in them and can say for sure they live up to Magnum’s high quality of products.
Here is a rundown of the product features:
- Tumbled leather upper
- ion-mask for a dry, cleaner, more lightweight boot
- Moisure-wicking synthetic lining
- ASTM-approved composite safety toe
- Non-metallic composite support shank
- M-PACT contoured sockliner with memory foam
- Compression-molded EVA midsole for cushioning
- High-traction carbon rubber outsole
- Electrical-hazard resistant
While testing the Electrical-hazard resistant feature of the boot would have been fun, I thought it best to just leave that to the professionals. I did however test the safety toe. I dropped a 45-pound weight directly onto the toe (while wearing them) and am proud to say that I still have all seven of my toes.
To help break it down, here is a quick pros and cons list.
- The boots were true to size.
- They are easy to get on and stay on as slip-on boots.
- They are pretty easy to take off after a long walk.
- The waterproofing kept my feet nice and dry.
- I had no problem with traction on wet muddy hills.
- Nice and lightweight.
- No “break-in” time—felt great right out of the box.
- The width of the shoe seems a bit too wide. The medium width feels more like a wide. This did lead to a bit more play in the ankle area than I would like, so I kept the activities more on the mundane than rigorous side.
So after all the tests, I decided to grade these boots with a 90/100 with the only real downfall being the width.