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Old 10-12-2017, 06:27 AM   #1
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Default Work Boots, Comfort,Waterproof and Built Well

Well my Justins are on their last legs so I've been shopping for a new pair. However the choices are endless now. I own a farm and do a lot of work outside in the shit. I'm looking for something comfortable , waterproof and preferably a pull on instead of lace up. So what say some of the THT'ers and what have you all been happy with. Price is not a problem but I do want value and top construction in what I buy.
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http://www.redwingshoes.com/footwear/filter-gore-tex,Pull-On,red-wing-waterproof
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All those Alaskans can't be wrong.

http://www.x-tough.com/

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On my 5'th or 6'th pair of Rocky Aztec's. They hold up really well in a mixed industrial/farm environment, and also look decent just out and about on the rare occasion I'm wearing long pants outside of work. They will also pass as steel toes in appearance, without the discomfort associated with them.
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I love my Ariat Workhogs. I put many miles a day in levee construction and they have held up great through lots of mud and water.

http://www.ariat.com/WORKHOG_SQ_TOE_...#sz=12&start=3
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I second this. Can't beat them.
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I was not very impressed with a pair of 9 inch steel toe redwings that I owned once both as regards comfort and how long they lasted (not very long really), but that was over ten years ago.

Maybe with the more competitive landscape these days they have upped their game.
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Work boots no way I thought everyone on THT was rich buy me and payed cash for everything. I am happy to meet another working man. I am a fan of Muck boots comfortable and good fitting.
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Great recommendations so far, I too liked the Ariat Workhogs when I tried them on yesterday.

What's funny too is that when you buy a good pair of boots and wear them daily you can go 10 years before you need another pair and by that time a gazillion things have changed. I thought I would walk in and just buy another pair of Justins and ended up leaving more confused than ever. All of the ones I tried on I liked.
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I would love to find a good pair, but I won't buy without trying on first. That leaves out on-line purchase. I can never find 12-Wide size in store.
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I've had these for years. They're still waterproof and look new, but they've had a rough life.

http://www.irishsetterboots.com/USD/...ll-on-brown-wp
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Danner for lace up, Ariat for pull on.
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I only have one pair of boots and they are Dubarry's. They are not cheap but mine are about 10 years old, I've beaten the hell out of them in saltwater, snow, ice, mud, you name it. All nice an broken in, still waterproof with minimal treatment and cleaning - all good. I would buy another pair tomorrow if I had to.

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I liked my Red wings until I bought my ariats. For the weight, the red wings must have had concrete in the heels. The insole in the ariats has held up much longer than the red wings did which was the primary reason I went shopping for boots after about 5 years.
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I only have one pair of boots and they are Dubarry's. They are not cheap but mine are about 10 years old, I've beaten the hell out of them in saltwater, snow, ice, mud, you name it. All nice an broken in, still waterproof with minimal treatment and cleaning - all good. I would buy another pair tomorrow if I had to.

http://www.dubarry.us/mens-footwear/...s-country-boot
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With all the work/help done over the last month or so, maybe you should ask Capt. Nate.




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I had three pair of redwings and they were great boots. I just purchased a pair of aria workhogs slip on's last week because I wanted to try a slip on. So far, so good and I like the easy on/off. I can slip the off at lunch time in a jiffy. They are a good looking boot too, much better then redwing
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Tried a pair of Justin pull ons last week. I REALLY wanted to like them but I could not for the life of me get the darn things on.

Ended up buying lace up Chippewa from Sierra Trading Post. Great prices and a pretty good selection there to. I think a lot of their stuff is factory seconds
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Carolina - The feel varied by style strangely but the style I found was as comfortable as ANYTHING I've put on my feet , I also ordered a pair online of a different style that was average at best - I wouldn't suggest doing that. Prices are good. I would only get maybe 8 months out of a pair but as a Land Surveyor it was a lot of miles everyday through all sorts of terrain and boots would really only last so long. Comfort and support are # 1 if you want to keep working and enjoy your off time.
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I wear lace up. Rocky bearclaws. Gortex. Only way to go.
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