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Old 05-31-2013, 03:59 PM   #31
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I wear whites hand made in Spokane Washington. They are measured and fit for your feet. The pair I have are over 20 years old.
The heel placement is patented and white sued redwing for trying to copy it years ago.
Red wings are poor mans boots and inferior in every way to whites.I get ten years from a set of whites before I have them rebuilt.I wear the smoke jumper models and they are the chosen boot of loggers and construction workers. Most forest service fire fighters wear them as well and smoke jumpers over in Missoula.
You measure your feet in designated places and they build the boot to your foot.
I also wear them out doors in the mountains hunting and fishing . They take about two weeks to break in and mold them selves to your feet and the hell placement is more forward than cheap boots like redwings and give your foot and arches better support.
My second choice would be Hathorns bought out by white and also hand made and rebuildable. They last just as long as whites which is more than twice as long as redwings or danners.They also make a smoke jumper model.
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http://www.whitesboots.com/
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:46 PM   #33
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I have had 2 different pair of red wings and will say that I'll never buy another pair of them. At the end of the day my feet, legs and back would be killing me. The best shoes I have found have been Timberlands. My last pair lasted 3 years when I bought the 2nd pair of red wings and I still find myself grabbing my old boots. When I buy another pair of boots, they will definitely be Timberlands.
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I used to buy walmart brahma work boots but they'd usually only last about 6 months. While working at the rock quarry I ordered a pair of Redwings and had my company take installments for them out of my check, 2 payments of $60. I got the waterproof ones because I worked on the river crew, cleaning and loading barges, so my feet often got wet.

Ive had them for almost 4 years now, no longer work at the rock quarry. I now drive a truck but still wear those boots almost daily. They are no longer waterproof, need to respray them with sealant. They soles are also balder than the tires on a teenagers V8 truck but they are very comfortable. Im considering getting another pair, I love them.
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anyone ... when buying new work boots, buy the optional rubber toe protecters, well worth the money!
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anyone ... when buying new work boots, buy the optional rubber toe protecters, well worth the money!
I just don't spend any time on my knees!

Actually, I looked for boots with the toe protectors built in but couldn't find any that I could try on. I have seen some that look like that Rhino Shield bed liner for trucks. That looks like a good deal to me. I wonder if you could have one of those bed liner shops spray the toes of your work boots. Hmmm.
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Red wing has the rubber glue on, sand the leather first! Also they have a rhino type liquid, but I haven't tried it yet.
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many years ago i used a boot made by a company called Lehigh. very durable and comfortable. steel toed and lace-ups.
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anyone ... when buying new work boots, buy the optional rubber toe protecters, well worth the money!
Actually the toes were fine until I started driving a truck again, kicking 18 tires every morning is what wore the leather off the toes.
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I skipped a couple of pages, so if these have already been discussed, I apologize. Wolverine MULTISHOX, I don't buy any other make or model of boot, and haven't since the 1st pair I bought 6 or 7 years ago. They are simply the most comfortable boot I have ever worn. they have been comfy from day one and I highly recommend them.

I've looked at Cabela's S.A.W. boots and I may buy a pair of them in the future.
The UPS guy just dropped off my wolverine maurader multishox. And you are right! They are comfortable from step one,can't wait to break them in. Also really like the deep lace catches up the side,they seem to grab really well,don't have to worry about tying them in a hurry and the laces pop out of one. I've heard wolverines run a little thin,and these are a bit snug width wise for me,but this seems to be quality leather that will brake in just right I'm hoping.
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