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Work Boots 13884

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 59,504
Re: Work Boots
« Reply #180 on: February 17, 2017, 10:52:14 PM »
Those look great Aloha 8) I love the color of the leather and the bottoms :dd: :like: :like:
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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #181 on: February 17, 2017, 11:23:35 PM »
Thanks.  Pretty happy with the FnF as well as the comfort.  Only my Ugg slippers are more comfy but then again being a slippers at home is always more comfy  :D

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #182 on: March 07, 2017, 12:16:26 AM »
Congrats Aloha, those are some Sweet looking boots !
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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #183 on: April 13, 2017, 12:00:48 AM »
5.11 ATAC 6in. Been using these last couple of years. On my second pair at the moment.

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #184 on: April 16, 2017, 05:01:49 PM »
Anyone here have experience with Altama? Specifically the jungle II? Looks like it will last me a long time but never really worn combat boots in civilian and for day to day use.
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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #185 on: April 29, 2017, 12:07:12 AM »
Here they are all cleaned up ready for the day. 

These boots continue to be incredibly comfortable and one of the best boot purchases I've made in a long time. 

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #186 on: April 29, 2017, 11:56:25 AM »
Here they are all cleaned up ready for the day. 

These boots continue to be incredibly comfortable and one of the best boot purchases I've made in a long time.

I love the looks of those boots mate. :drool:

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #187 on: April 29, 2017, 03:46:19 PM »
Thanks.  They are also aging well as I come up on a year.  The longest span of time in them so far has been 13 hours and while my old body was not happy my feet were no worse for wear. 
« Last Edit: April 29, 2017, 03:47:42 PM by Aloha007 »

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 59,504
Re: Work Boots
« Reply #188 on: May 08, 2017, 03:56:51 AM »
They continue to look great at almost the 1 year mark as well :o :like: :like:
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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #189 on: January 02, 2018, 05:22:12 AM »
Some 20 years ago when I was plowing snow for a local excavator who had a contract with a nearby town, I bought some new Dickies Branders workbooks with Thinsulate. I *still* wear them. I don't wear them to work every day as I am not in the trades, but I do wear them whenever I have to work on a car or truck, or help someone move, shovel snow, or do any heavy lifting or serious work of any kind.

Anyone else have probably put them down a long time ago, but I just keep wearing them as needed. Besides, can't get new Dickies Branders with Thinsulate anymore.



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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #190 on: January 02, 2018, 05:23:53 AM »
And I can't post a pic because the file is too large
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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #191 on: January 07, 2018, 04:02:29 PM »
Boots are going strong.  I can feel the foot pads are wearing as they are not a wonderful as when new.  I cleaned them up the other day and they look great IMO.  I"ll post up a picture later.  These darn boots I got are really the cats meow. 

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #192 on: January 07, 2018, 04:36:01 PM »
So since I started this thread many moons ago, still haven't grabbed new work boots... The cheap Timberlands are still hanging on... by a thread. Soles have split from how much walking I've done in them. And they look pretty terrible. But on multiple occasions they saved my feet, so for the money they've been plenty worth it.

Going to buy a pair of Chippewas next pay check, something a little more on the dressy side as I'm not doing as much blue collar work now unfortunately. Also have a pair of Doc Marten dress boots now, they are very comfortable

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #193 on: February 26, 2018, 04:10:59 PM »
My work boots are still going strong.  I'll post up a picture soon.  I did get a different treatment for them or other leather items. 

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #194 on: February 26, 2018, 04:16:29 PM »
Just a update. I have a few pairs of Redwings and Irish Setters. I have one pair of Irish Setters I wear almost every day wether at work or at home. Been wearing them daily for over two years and they are still my go to boots. The heel is torn up on the inside but never the less they are going strong.

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #195 on: February 26, 2018, 05:14:26 PM »
Here are my boots in their current uncleaned condition.  I have been so happy with them I can honestly suggest them to anyone.  I've been pretty good at keeping up with them.  When I am busy I do tend to neglect them a bit.  Super happy and a great purchase for me. 

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 59,504
Re: Work Boots
« Reply #196 on: March 03, 2018, 11:58:38 AM »
Sno seal is very good stuff :like: :like: and those boots are wearing very nicely :tu: I don't know if I put it or not but I am wearing Muck brand leather work boots (started wearing them in October) :tu: They have kept my feet warm and dry all winter long and I am very happy with them :like: Hope to get at least til Spring out of them :D
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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #197 on: March 03, 2018, 04:08:08 PM »
Muck, I've heard of that brand.  You have a bit more weather than I do.  I do like the added protection these type products add to my boots.  Glad you had warm dry feet.  I do not like my feet to be sloshing about in shoes. 

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #198 on: March 03, 2018, 08:12:54 PM »
Here are my boots in their current uncleaned condition.  I have been so happy with them I can honestly suggest them to anyone.  I've been pretty good at keeping up with them.  When I am busy I do tend to neglect them a bit.  Super happy and a great purchase for me.

Those are nice boots but that type of tread wouldn't have enough traction for our weather.
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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #199 on: March 03, 2018, 08:17:02 PM »
Here are my boots in their current uncleaned condition.  I have been so happy with them I can honestly suggest them to anyone.  I've been pretty good at keeping up with them.  When I am busy I do tend to neglect them a bit.  Super happy and a great purchase for me.

Those are nice boots but that type of tread wouldn't have enough traction for our weather.

Hillsound trail crampon ultra might help with that

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 59,504
Re: Work Boots
« Reply #200 on: March 14, 2018, 02:54:46 AM »
Here are my boots in their current uncleaned condition.  I have been so happy with them I can honestly suggest them to anyone.  I've been pretty good at keeping up with them.  When I am busy I do tend to neglect them a bit.  Super happy and a great purchase for me.

Those are nice boots but that type of tread wouldn't have enough traction for our weather.

Working in mud so much I tend to prefer boots with very little tread (so the mud doesn't stick to much to the bottom) :salute: but if I were to work in snow and ice more then I would prefer more tread for sure :cheers:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 59,504
Re: Work Boots
« Reply #201 on: March 14, 2018, 02:57:07 AM »
Here are my boots in their current uncleaned condition.  I have been so happy with them I can honestly suggest them to anyone.  I've been pretty good at keeping up with them.  When I am busy I do tend to neglect them a bit.  Super happy and a great purchase for me.

Those are nice boots but that type of tread wouldn't have enough traction for our weather.

Hillsound trail crampon ultra might help with that

Had to look that up :whistle: but yes those would definitely make walking on any surface more traction-able :D
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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #202 on: December 08, 2019, 04:31:51 AM »
I went from wearing Merrells  while doing AV installs to wearing Red Wings in an industrial herbicide and turf management corporation. The chemicals we let loose are very destructive to boots. If we get a year out of our boots we are lucky. We get a 200 dollar boot allowance every year. My Redwings were super comfy and waterproof. Only problem is the sole is starting to separate. Shoe goo and some Aqua seal seems to help for a while but they are on borrowed time.
I wear size 16 and redwing has my size in stock usually. Should I go back with tried and true or try another brand? I've been looking into something with a Goodyear welt to keep the sole on .

I need something that is narrow, composite toe, lace up , chemical resistant, and big enough for my big feet. Something like ole school Vasque Sundowners but with an commercial flair.  ::) ::)

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #203 on: December 08, 2019, 05:53:02 AM »
I went from wearing Merrells  while doing AV installs to wearing Red Wings in an industrial herbicide and turf management corporation. The chemicals we let loose are very destructive to boots. If we get a year out of our boots we are lucky. We get a 200 dollar boot allowance every year. My Redwings were super comfy and waterproof. Only problem is the sole is starting to separate. Shoe goo and some Aqua seal seems to help for a while but they are on borrowed time.
I wear size 16 and redwing has my size in stock usually. Should I go back with tried and true or try another brand? I've been looking into something with a Goodyear welt to keep the sole on .

I need something that is narrow, composite toe, lace up , chemical resistant, and big enough for my big feet. Something like ole school Vasque Sundowners but with an commercial flair.  ::) ::)
Size 16, holy crap Bigfoot, Merrells if im not mistake I didn’t like because the arch was so high, but I went all out on redwings and ended up returning them and went with I think carolina’s, would have still had them if I didn’t lose them in the move, so since I only needed a cheap pair for like doing shoveling I just got a pair of my old high school boots, Herman survivors,, if they were going to be a everyday boot then I probably went back to the carolinas
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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #204 on: December 08, 2019, 12:00:13 PM »
  I have a pair of Thorogood 1957, with a waterproof liner. Figured it would give me a tad bit of insulation. Since I spend most of my time on hard surfaces I went with the wedge sole, which does not have a lot of traction - and they are a tad heavier in the soles compared to cheap Asian garbage that only lasts a year.

  Figure would get them as a b-day present to myself, and set me back a good weekly paycheck. While they may not be like walking on a cloud, they are definitely far more comfortable than anything I wore on cement floors yet!
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I weigh 385# too, so that has to be taken into account.
Thorogood does make an outdoor boot with traction, they are not a wedge sole though. SO when the snow and ice fly I'll probably be sliding around some, though I have a pair of YackTrax here somewhere. Will have to dig them out.

  Put some toe scuff guards that are beast! These things aren't coming off.
 

 

 


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  PS: Spoiled myself for my 59th bday: Boots, Tread, and reluctantly the Spirit X. I did go with a size 14 wide, when I normally would of gone with a 13 wide. Was at a 3rd party podiatrist who said I was at a 13 1/2 to 14, so that stuck with me. The left foot is a bit longer, but I have toe room in these moc toes!! Though they were tight for a few days, the heels are a tad wider that I would of liked. Yet... these were made in the USA and are resolable.
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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #205 on: December 08, 2019, 03:21:30 PM »
 :like: :iagree:

Thorogood boots are very comfy.  I have two pair and love them.  I'm ready to resole one finally.  As far as a recommendation I highly suggest Thorogood PACU. 

As a side note, if you've found boots you like I'd probably stay with those.  I thought RedWings were rebuildable? 

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #206 on: March 04, 2020, 02:01:03 AM »
Just bought a pair of Thorogood waterproof loggers for work. My Redwings blew out today.  :facepalm:

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #207 on: March 04, 2020, 02:01:53 AM »
Size 16s are hard to come by, BTW.  ::) ::)  Thorogoods run big so size 15 works this time  :tu: :tu:

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #208 on: March 29, 2020, 09:27:49 PM »
Mrs just got a new pair of Mongrel Zipsiders

They're a fairly good shoe. They don't last forever, but they're comfortable and do for daily wear at work. (I used to wear the same brand before I got elitist and weird)

Plus they're Australian owned and made, so I guess that's nice...

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Re: Work Boots
« Reply #209 on: March 30, 2020, 03:09:05 AM »
Thorogood Waterproof Loggers

The first couple of weeks were rough breaking in but now they are getting comfy.

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My old blown out Redwings after a year  :'(

They were very comfortable , stayed waterproof for about 6 months then Vista herbicide got a hold of them. Nasty stuff.

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