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Old 05-11-2019, 11:06 AM   #1
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When I got hired for finish the only work boots I had were my trusty Timberlands Endurance which in landscaping are the chit, they're warm, waterproof, steel toe and shank but not really a great carpentry boot. They're too bulky and I could beat somebody to death with one of these boots no problem. Still want a hard toe and shank but it needs to be lighter and more flexible and last at least a couple of years. I got a Red Wing down the hill from me so I'm not opposed to spending for those because I know they back their stuff but the Timberlands are usually less dough. What else do you guys like?
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Never bought Redwing boots but I'm sure they are popular for a reason. My boot of choice is Georgia boots. They are extremely comfortable, well made and last a long time. Never worn a sole out or had one separate. Stitching has held up. Only real reason I replace them is the leather over the steel toe gets torn up and becomes a liability. That and the insoles wear and smell and all that. I get 3-5 years out of them depending on how hard on them I am.

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Never bought Redwing boots but I'm sure they are popular for a reason. My boot of choice is Georgia boots. They are extremely comfortable, well made and last a long time. Never worn a sole out or had one separate. Stitching has held up. Only real reason I replace them is the leather over the steel toe gets torn up and becomes a liability. That and the insoles wear and smell and all that. I get 3-5 years out of them depending on how hard on them I am.

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Those look good, tractor supply out here carries them
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I'm wearing a pair of Danners I won in a giveaway here last year. Light for leather boots, waterproof, composite toe. I love 'em, though they are a bit clunky looking. Didn't have to break them in; they felt great from day one.

Kind of salty at $200, but if something happened to them, I'd probably buy another pair. It pays to be nice to your feet.
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I'm wearing a pair of Danners I won in a giveaway here last year. Light for leather boots, waterproof, composite toe. I love 'em, though they are a bit clunky looking. Didn't have to break them in; they felt great from day one.

Kind of salty at $200, but if something happened to them, I'd probably buy another pair. It pays to be nice to your feet.
Good work boots/shoes are the most important article of clothing you can invest in. I've tried cheap boots in the past and they either fall apart, are incredibly uncomfortable or both. I've heard lots of good things about Danner boots as well. I also have a pair of Ariat boots that I've had for 5-6 years. Don't wear them to work much (they were $250) but wear them just about everywhere else. Great quality as well, they just have the raised heel.. whatever that is called, which I don't prefer for working off a ladder.
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If you have a redwing store nearby , I would at least give them a try.

Go see what they have to offer , Redwing has lots of styles of boots and their customer service is top notch .

Iíve been wearing Redwings for years , they have good boots .

The pair I have now have a lightweight sole , kind of like tennis shoes , and they are waterproof and very comfortable.
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I was running SWAT boots for the last couple years but lately the quality seems to have gone down hill.

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If you have a redwing store nearby , I would at least give them a try.

Go see what they have to offer , Redwing has lots of styles of boots and their customer service is top notch .

Iíve been wearing Redwings for years , they have good boots .

The pair I have now have a lightweight sole , kind of like tennis shoes , and they are waterproof and very comfortable.
I have a 300 buck pair of motorcycle ones I keep really nice and clean so yeah I like em but I don't know anything about their work boots other than they're pricey.
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I was a timberland guy up until about 4yrs ago. I got a pair of Pittsburgh Keen boots. Love them. They last about a year and a half.

I get redwings/irishsetter casual for non work.love them. Never bought a work boot but I'm sure it's quality
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I switched to Keen a couple of years ago. The ones I am wearing are made in USA and have started to leak when wet, can't even hose dirt off of them. They are about 6 months old.

I submitted a warranty claim online with Keen, in less than 1 hour they had approved a credit voucher for a new pair of boots, pretty hard to beat that kind of warranty service.

This pair I have is light, steel toe and used to be waterproof. I'll continue to buy from them.
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I love Keens. I also loved the Danners I won a while back.

I wore those every day, day in and day out. The only thing is they started to really leak. But that is after a year and a half or so of hard abuse.

I'm wearing the Wolverines I had before the Danners. Good work boots but hot and my feet sweat. Not a bit of sweating from the Danners.

I'll be picking up another pair soon.

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I love my Redwings. But they are getting kinda pricey. When I started buying Redwings, the style I like were 150.00 a pair.
Now they are $150.00 a piece.

Not really sure of the next boot. But it's time. Reading this thread closely.
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Redwing Irishsetter. extremely lightweight


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X 4 for Keens. All I wear nowadays. The arch support sold me....and they are comfortable also. I even own a pair of their dress shoes.
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I have a 300 buck pair of motorcycle ones I keep really nice and clean so yeah I like em but I don't know anything about their work boots other than they're pricey.
Red Wings are expensive and so are any good quality shoes.

The money is well spent considering the amount of time you spend wearing them . Cheap boots donít last as long so , you have to replace them more often and they end up costing as much as a good pair of boots ( more if you factor in the time to find another pair )

Whatever brand you decide on , donít skimp on quality, your feet will thank you
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I know Red Wing will treat the leather once a month and repair on site which is cool. The last pair I bought I sprung for the pricey insoles which are ok too
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Red Wings are expensive and so are any good quality shoes.

The money is well spent considering the amount of time you spend wearing them . Cheap boots donít last as long so , you have to replace them more often and they end up costing as much as a good pair of boots ( more if you factor in the time to find another pair )

Whatever brand you decide on , donít skimp on quality, your feet will thank you
Totally agree I bought the Timberlands based on recommendations from Water District plumbers and those dudes beat the holy hell out of boots.
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I was red wing wedge with water proof liner think #305 forever. I tried thorogood Last yr when then came out with there wedge with water proof liner. I never got more the 4-6 months out of my redwing soles.
Sole is going 8 months and I Walk 10-12 miles a week. 1/2 the weight of redwings and not hot. Especially on rooftops in summer. Very very Happy. Also if you call Midwest boots and order via oh they take $25 off and throw in the or coffee cup. RW are typically 240/ish. Thorogoods $165/ish

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I bought a pair of $30.00 Chinese boots at Payless. Dropped them off at Uncle Willies several weeks later. Awful. I should have known better.

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