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Old 09-16-2007, 07:40 PM   #1
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Best Work Boots


I just got a pair of Red Wing Boots on May 31. They are the ones they claim are made for working in asphalt. They are the worst boots I have bought in 25 years. After 1 month the sole came off from the glue melting. They re glued them and in another month the samething happened.
Anybody know of any good boots that maybe good to work in asphalt?
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:18 PM   #2
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Im partial to my Chippewas

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Old 09-16-2007, 09:24 PM   #3
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I don't work in Asphalt much, but my Red Wings just had their 2nd birthday
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Take em make to the store and they will replace the sole. You should've picked a model that's rated excellent for heat.

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Old 09-17-2007, 12:21 PM   #5
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Im partial to my Chippewas

same here
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:38 PM   #6
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I stopped buying expensive, specialty, foot wear for paving for just that reason, they dont hold up. Recently I started buying somewhat off brands at army navy stores that are real comfortable and light. Like dunham hikers, Technic hikers, they seem to last a season of real hard work.
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For tough boots, take it from a Roofer...Timberlands.


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Doesn't matter what brand boots I buy they only last 6 months.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:39 AM   #9
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I am a timberland shoe guy myself. They last for years. but look ugly and scuffed in about a month. But heels don't wear down and they take a beating
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what brand do you find best? and worst?
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What brands do you find best/worst?
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Red Wing boots are the best and most comfortable. A lot of people speak highly of Danner also.
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I love my redwing boots.
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Something has got to be wrong. I am looking at 3 pairs of my Red Wings and not one is glued. The soles are all stitched. Both the clear redwing soles and the Vibram soles are all stitched.
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Something has got to be wrong. I am looking at 3 pairs of my Red Wings and not one is glued. The soles are all stitched. Both the clear redwing soles and the Vibram soles are all stitched.
YOU GOT HOSED. They are counterfeit! That would be my limited guess. How bout a picture???
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i got timberland pro with evergaurd yhey are tough and fit well
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If they were counterfeit I don't think Red Wing would of sent me a check for a refund. The sole is stitched to the leather, but the stitches don't go all the way through to the bottom. The bottom 1/4 inch is glued on. Hot asphalt melts the glue and it comes off. I know of 2 other people that bought the same boots and the same thing happened. Red Wing says they are for asphalt. What a joke. Worst boots I ever had on my feet.
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Well don't stand on hot asphalt... Why are you standing around anyway? If your were busy your boots would not have a chance to melt. Red Wings Rock!!!
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:54 AM   #19
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The best Ive ever wore is GEORGIA boots $80.....they are the most comfortable and dont weigh a ton....They last me about 2 yrs a throw and Im fairly tough on em.

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Old 04-07-2009, 08:36 PM   #20
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If you knew anything about asphalt, you would know that working in it involves shoveling which sometimes you can't help but get your feet into. But I would expect a response like that from a milling person doing a job that requires no skill.

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