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Old 12-03-2016, 09:59 AM   #1
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This time I went with a Wolverine Raider. Normally I always get something cheaper. But there was a good sale, so I thought I'd buy better boots. So far, they are great. Very comfortable, very solid. There is a huge difference between these and what I bought in the past.

I'm curious what boots others are wearing these days.
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Depends on what I'm doing. I have a pair of Harley Brake Lights that I wear most days that are really comfortable. I have a pair of steel toe full metatarsal cover Red Wings if I'm doing anything with heavy lifting or getting dirty. They're heavy but comfortable as well. Then a pair of Ariat's if I want to class it up a bit.
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I wear the Ariat Workhog H2O Comp Toe.. A little on the pricey side, but my job pays the majority of the cost & these are the only boots I have found that can withstand our harsh environment for a year without developing leaks.
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Everyday boots are Red Wing King Toe 6 inch, they've held up for 1.5 years so far. Casual and dress are, of course, Ariats.
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Red Wing Pecos held up the best for me when I was working...treated them with silicone and mink oil to make them waterproof. I still wear them for yard chores since I retired. Only boots that lasted 2 to 3 yrs.


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Work boots are always Red Wings. They might be a bit heavy, but they work and last. Current ones are the Logger Boots, no, not the stupid looking ones that come up to your knees!!! They are steel toe, insulated, and water proof. I climb in and out of trucks and loaders all day, through mud/water, and am in subzero, -30F and below in the winter, walk on ice with good traction. These should last me through a 3rd winter, then I'll have no more use for that type.
Might add that I wear them year round.
Yes, my retirement boots will still be Red Wing. Damn the price, they're worth it.
Good boots are a must, don't have to be Wings, but a well fitting, well made boot really makes a difference.. I've never even used any kind of leather treatment, and the Wings still stay waterproof and dry inside.
At one time, I walked on steel and concrete for hours at a time, all day, all year, 29 of them, and Red Wings worked like a champ.
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Work boots are hanwags (duty boot) and my hiking/hunting boots that I put a lot of miles on are meindls...the Germans make a good boot
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I work in an office but wear these nearly every day
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Work boots are always Red Wings. They might be a bit heavy, but they work and last. Current ones are the Logger Boots, no, not the stupid looking ones that come up to your knees!!! They are steel toe, insulated, and water proof. I climb in and out of trucks and loaders all day, through mud/water, and am in subzero, -30F and below in the winter, walk on ice with good traction. These should last me through a 3rd winter, then I'll have no more use for that type.
Might add that I wear them year round.
Yes, my retirement boots will still be Red Wing. Damn the price, they're worth it.
Good boots are a must, don't have to be Wings, but a well fitting, well made boot really makes a difference.. I've never even used any kind of leather treatment, and the Wings still stay waterproof and dry inside.
At one time, I walked on steel and concrete for hours at a time, all day, all year, 29 of them, and Red Wings worked like a champ.
X2 - John, Red Wing #2412- thinsulate insulated, goretex weatherproofed- made in the USA!- damned expensive, but well worth it! The caustics,acids and chemicals i work in- i need a good work boot!
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X2 - John, Red Wing #2412- thinsulate insulated, goretex weatherproofed- made in the USA!- damned expensive, but well worth it! The caustics,acids and chemicals i work in- i need a good work boot!
They're worth their weight in gold. At the power company I retired from, I worked in the same stuff, along with coal dust, fly ash, bottom ash, and assorted other chemicals. Cheap boots just aren't worth it.
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