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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful.
A total rip-off
The day after this horseshoe set arrived, my girlfriend and I took them out to the local pits to throw. Two of the shoes broke in half in the first game, ending our outing and prompting me to purchase another set of Quality shoes elsewhere and not via Amazon. Do yourself a favor and search elsewhere instead of wasting your money on this product. They are made of the lowest quality pot-metal composite and break very easily. I couldn't believe they only lasted about 15 minutes before breaking. What a waste of money. I suggest horseshoesonline.com for better products.
65 of 67 people found the following review helpful.
Good for cheap horseshoe fix but lacking in quality
By John Yett
After seeing that a pair of tournament shoes costs about $50-$60, I opted for this $40 set. I am not a horseshoe fanatic and was just looking to pick up a new hobby. A friend and I went to a local park to try our hand at shoe pitching the day I received the set. This park had horseshoe pits that consisted of dirt around the stake and concrete outside of the stake area. Within the first half hour one of the shoes hit the concrete area and broke. The metal appeared to be crystalized at the fracture point. Steel shoes make a high pitched ring when struck, these make a duller sound. In short I am not satisfied with the quality of the product and only recommend it for a cheap practice shoe that you don't care about.
43 of 44 people found the following review helpful. See all 156 customer reviews...
Unfortunately one of the horseshoes broke the first time it was used. The shoes weren't quite as durable as I had imagined (I thought they would be made out of some type of hard metal like iron). Furthermore, the gold and silver paint coating the horseshoes rubbed off on our hands as we played with them - I hope the paint is not lead-based! Overall, I'm sorry to say that while I would love to recommend the game of horseshoes, I would not recommend this product. The customer service was very helpful in helping me arrange to return the product though - so that was nice!