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Old 12-31-2006, 09:26 PM
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I know most of you guys have em. Post up some pix!!

Whats your favorite brand?
Whats your favorite style?
What do you like/dislike about them?
How much/often do you wear them?
How long do they typically last you?

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1. Timberland Pro Stock Pit Boss- Steel toed, 6", just got 'em before christmas
2. Chippewa Norwegian 25945- Hard rubber, bought in May '06
3. Timberland Field Boot- Wear 'em casually, got for Christmas

The Timber's are real nice, but nothing is more comfortable than the Chippewa's. Period.

 
Old 12-31-2006, 09:50 PM
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i'm on my feet all day wolverine for me soft souls for those old feet
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Old 01-01-2007, 02:52 AM
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I don’t know how to post pix. I like Redwings. Here’s links to the work boots I have/wear.

Redwing 202, classic 6-in boot.
http://www.redwingshoe.com/productde...px?prodid=1009

Redwings 4473, 8-in, steel toe...because fashion is also important.
http://www.redwingshoe.com/productde...px?prodid=1429

I really, really hate buying "made in China" shoes, boots ... !!!
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Old 01-01-2007, 11:48 AM
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Second the Red Wings! Only boot that lasts longer than 6 months for me. No break in period, comfortable, lasts for about a year, with an insole replacement in between. I can go into the store, give them my name and they give me a pair of boots. My kind of shopping. Soles are trashed by the time I get new ones, along with the rest of the boot. Three sets of laces, and burnt stitches from welding.

http://redwingshoe.com/productdetails.aspx?prodid=1020

Won't buy anything other than Red Wings.

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Old 01-01-2007, 11:56 AM
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I wear non steel toe Redwings not only because they're the best friggin boot made but they're the only boot company that accomodates my size clodhopper.....15EE or 16D. I prefer the wellington design because laces slow me down. The soles have to be oil resistant with an apparent heel. The Chemigum soles are ok too but the replaceable heel causes problems when small rocks get into the nail holes and force the nails through the foot bed. Talk about a pain in the heel. My Redwings will last me a little over a year and the next pair is only about $135 plus a week's wait away.
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Old 01-01-2007, 12:34 PM
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One more vote for Redwings. Hard to beat their ANSI toed boots. Another great thing about Redwing is that *most* of their boots are made in the good old USA - NOT China. Although when i was in the Redwing store last year i found out that some of their lighter weight boots are now imported from the People'$ Republic of China.
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I've bought 4 pairs of steel toe boots over the past year, the only ones that have been comfortable so far are red wings. My foot is a EEE in the front, but only an E toward the rear, which makes slipage an issue. I've had them about 6 months so far, and couldn't be happier.

For general work boots I have always had great luck with Georgia Boot, for hunting & hiking boots, I haven't found anything more comfortable than Danner.
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Old 01-01-2007, 12:58 PM
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Wolverine Durashocks, steeltoes as required by work.

Lighter than most boots, soles are made well, oil resistant and antislip. The sole are nearly flat so I don't get mud caught in the treds like with a Vibram sole. Also they have no exposed threads on the shoe or the soles, sparks from welding will not ruin them.

They will last me about 1 year. However I buy one pair every six months and I alternate wearing the two pairs. That away if I get one pair wet I have the alternate pair to wear the next day. I don't wait for them to wear completely out before I replace them, I do lots of walking at work, good, sturdy, and well fitting are an absolute nessecity.

Cost, if I remember correctly somewhere around $120 a pair, I am reimbursed by the company, $75 a pair for two pair a year.

The label says assembled in THE U.S.A.

The only problem I have with them is my own fault. I have in the passed mixed up the 2 pairs of shoes, wore the left of one pair and the right of the other pair. You would figure it wouldn't make a difference, and when I first put them on in the morning it didn't. But after walking in them all day felt like I had one shoe that fit and the other one didn't. One pair is 6 months older than the other and their is noticable difference in tred wear.

Now about them China man boots. I used to wear Ironage safety shoes, back when they were made in the good old USA. Now they are made by China men, cheap and worthless.

Redwings: I tried them and I wore them for a couple years, but then they discontinued making the model I was wearing. So I had to look around for another shoe that worked as well, that's when I went with the Wolverines.
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Old 01-01-2007, 01:39 PM
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With boots you get what you pay for. Red wings are nice, but seem pricey to me. I've been wearing Mason boots the last 4 yrs and they hold up, and ride just as good as the Red wings, at about a 1/3 less in price. With Mason you can also get those odd size EEE's and the like.
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Old 01-01-2007, 01:42 PM
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Wolverine durashock steel toes here also.

My employer pays $100 dollars toward a pair of durashocks twice a year. I end up having to throw boots out long before they are worn out.

I am thankfull my employer does this for us, my feet thank them also!
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I have a pair of Red Wings used for hunting and beating around that I have been thru hell and back with - they still look great after a little scrubbing with the brush and some oil.

Wear a pair of Montrager hiking boots around the house.

For work I have a pair of Matterhorn Steel Toes that are hands down, some of the best boots made IMHO. Gotta love government issue!
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For work I have a pair of Redwings hands down the best work boot around tough steel shank, thinsulate, water proof lifetime warranty from the laces down to sole everything covered, for outside work and around the house work i have a pair of Firewalkers another great boot
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Redwings. Not cheap but who cares. The best boot period.

When I wore boots everyday and all day they would stand up for over a year. Long past the time my brides nose could.

Last ones I had resoled and live in the other house ready for duty.

Now I wear Rockport Pro Walkers most days being an office guy now. Just got a fresh pair yesterday at the factory outlet.
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WTF are workboots?


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Thunder, don't tell us what sort of work you do while wearing those





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Add another Wolverine durashock. While I haven't tried the Red Wings the Wolverines are by far the best I've worn in 40 years. In fact is now time for another pair.

I am seriously considering two pair this time, one Wolverine and one Timberland.
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Wolverine Dura shocks....wore 3 years 6 days a week...walking about 2 hours/ day. On sale for 89.95. Replaced laces 3 times. Had a pair of Redwings 10 years ago..fell apart in 3 weeks. Replaced at no cost. Apparently they sat on the shelf for 1.5 years before I got them. They were good boots too.
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