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Old 03-09-2008, 07:43 AM   #21
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Red Wings. RW's are the only shoes I have found that are comfortable right out of the box - and I wear steel toes everyday. IMO other work boots are a waste of money.
Agreed. I am also hard to size - 10 B, and I never have a problem finding the boot I want in my size at Red Wing stores.

http://www.redwingshoes.com/productd...px?prodid=1461

The pair I am using now - Comfortable as any shoe I have ever worn, including sneakers.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:22 AM   #22
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I knew it! I knew it! They finally admit it!

http://www.redwingshoes.com/boa/carhartt.html

Now I'll seriously consider a pair of Carhartt boots!

Rats! I had a chance to buy $135. Carhartt boots for $90. during a winter sale (incl. tax)! I should've gotten them!
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I've always used the timberland 6" PRO series boots. Seem to last about a year and they're really comfortable. I wear them for everything from demo to roofing to trim carpentry so I might be a little more rough on them than most. If you look at meijer/wal-mart around thanksgiving they usually go on sale. I picked up a pair for $99 at meijer on thanksgiving day, and got a second pair for $1.
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Never bought another boot then RW's after my 1st pair. Its the only boot that works.
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Go with Red Wings and you will never look back. They are the only boots that I can wear and not have any pain. I only wear steel toes even though I am not required too.
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I have also been wearing Redwings for years, mainly because I have narrow feet 11B.

And most Redwing stores have a good return policy as long as you haven't really damaged the boot. If you don't like the fit or they are not comfortable, take them back and get something different.

The only problem I have had with Redwing lately is that they quit making some of the older boots and come out with new models. They quit making my favorite boots and I had to get something different. But I do wear 3 different models, summer boots, waterproof non-insulated, and waterproof heavy insulated winter boots.

Waterproof non-insulated 406's



Winter Waterproof heavy insulated 1000g and Gore-Tex 1229's

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I wear these. They don't require any breaking in. Very comfortable right out of the box.

Men's Timberland PROŽ Wedge 6in Soft Toe Rust
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I wear these. They don't require any breaking in. Very comfortable right out of the box.

And they are what make and model???

That is a good sole for nearly ANY construction condition!


Cabela's has some incredible boots.

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...entId=cat20564
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Men's Timberland PROŽ Wedge 6in Soft Toe Rust
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Danner boots are the only way to go, just hands down the best. Red Wings have to much hype I think. Wolverine used to be my boot of choice but in the last couple of years it seems like the quality is way down. After wearing a few pair of r/w's I landed on the danner and have been wearing the same boot for a year and a half. it isnt water proof any more but the sole is still there and you cant beat the side zip after a long day of work, who wants to unlace and lace a boot after a concrete job?
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I actually bought a pair of sketchers 2 years ago, for like $60. I still use them.
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I have been a die hard red wing fan for quite some time. Got my first pair 15 yrs ago and have always had a pair since. Never had any problems. I always get the steel toe pull on waterproof.

That being said my RW's were wore out and I was going to get a new pair but I had a been given a gift certificate to a store that only carried wolverine. I got a pair, have had them for several months and like them as well. Probably equally as well. I will buy whichever is cheaper next time.
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I can remember my Dad's Red Wings laying on the entry floor when I was just a few years old. I felt like a total stud when I got my first pair. The guy at the Red Wing store has much more knowledge than the kids or old ladies at WalMart. Perfect fit, perfect boot. I'm having new soles put on mine this month. The boot is still in perfect shape after 2-1/2 years.
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Rew Wings are the only thing I wear for everything but the most formal occasions. Even at that I get about 3 years out of a pair. My 9 year old was going through a pair of shoes in a month. He walks on his toes a lot and just breaks the shoes down, they come apart at the seams. I got so sick of buying $30 pair of tennis shoes every month I took him into Red Wing and he just did fit in the smallest size they had a 6.

He loves them and the little flags that go on the shoe strings. Mom was pissed that I dropped 160 on a 9 year old but we're on month 5 now and they still look good. He has two younger brothers 7 & 5 that they will get passed down to so I think it was a good investment.
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Memories...I remember talking my dad's wedge boots off and he'd have this game where he'd empty all the change in his pockets tossing it on the carpet and my sis and I would scramble for it like candy out of a pinata (even though I'd get most of it, we always piled it together and I've give her half and keep half).

As for my daughters, I always get them Timberlands. Money no object. Our kids deserve the best.

Red Wings...I'm going to have to give them a try. I was eyeing Carhartts since they first came out, but noticed how much they resembled RW's.
Sure enough, I found out that RW manufacturers Carhartt's Boots.
But still, I have to own a pair of the originals.
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Ive been in the construction industry for 20 of my 37 yrs, I hunt fish and play hard. ive owned red wing, rocky, wolverine, irish setters and for the last 2 yrs georgia boots. Out of the box comfort, and hands down the best boot i have had on my sore feet to date.
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I refuse to pay $175 for some boot they paid someone maybe 50nts to sew up. I have had Red Wings, Justins, and two different pairs of Danners. The first pair of danners I got about 5 years ago " Oh they are guaranteed waterproof" They started leaking after a few months. In Seattle you can't hang with boots that leak so I took them back and got another pair, 6 months later they started leaking. I have justins now and they are OK. Don't claim to be waterproof but are not as spendy. Now that I do residential I'm in Crocks, or socks a fair amount of the time. The rest of the time in knee boots.
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Timberland PRO series Titan Hiker-half the weight of a work boot, nice stiff sole, steel toe, and very comfortable.

same here. Comfortable, light weight.
if not these then plain ol tennis shoes
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Ive been in the construction industry for 20 of my 37 yrs, I hunt fish and play hard. ive owned red wing, rocky, wolverine, irish setters and for the last 2 yrs georgia boots. Out of the box comfort, and hands down the best boot i have had on my sore feet to date.

Try the georgia boot wedge sole. They are the only boots I'll buy. They are $100. I've had them for a year now and they look like they'll last another 2 years at least.
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What's also nice is that I get the same boot year after year. Just get on the phone, call them up and they're at my house the next afternoon. Free over-night shipping. (at least from the guy here in CT)
I don't know how he does it. Literally, I call on a weekday morning, I have them by the next afternoon.
I can't even get an envelope over-nighted like the adds say.

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