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Unread 12-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #61
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Chippewa boots are awesome - the leather on them is superb, and many of their boots (in the "classics" line) are still made in the US.

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Unread 12-13-2012, 03:27 PM   #62
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For the last few years I have always used Redwing. They hold up nicely for work boots and are rather comfy.

The other day I bought a pair of 6" Danners for hiking, backpacking and early season hunting. They are the most comfortable boots that I have ever worn! I don't think that I'd pay that much for work boots where the leather will wear out in a year or two, but for hikers they are well worth it.

I'd stay away from Rocky or Wolverine. I used to buy those when I was younger and they'd fall apart before the year was up. Pieces of junk. Some of the Cabela's line is alright and Caterpillar boots are great work boots.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 04:33 PM   #63
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I'm quite fond of my converse work boots and my Dr. Martin's work boots. The Dr's are kinda heavy, but great, and the converse are more like hiking boots. I go through cheap boots in 6-12 months, while I had the Dr's for 3 years, and have 2 years on my converse and they're still going strong. Of course any boot you buy, if you drag your toes around all the time, you're going to wear through the leather.
These are the converse I have. http://www.zappos.com/converse-work-...9-001b2166c62d
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Unread 12-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #64
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I like my Bates GX8s.
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Unread 12-16-2012, 03:54 PM   #65
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I'm quite impressed with my current pair of Sketcher steel toe work boots. They're comfortable and they've lasted about a year......which is good for me. Not to bad for a $60 boot in my opinion.
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Unread 12-16-2012, 04:14 PM   #66
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If the steel toes always wear out before the boot is worn out I'd suggest putting some "Tuff Toe" or KG's Boot Guard on them.

I used the KG's on my last pair when they were new. When that did eventually wear down to the leather I just picked up some spray on bedliner and "touched" em' up. Worked great.

KG's boot gaurd: http://www.steel-toe-shoes.com/Merch...FYVFMgodzH4A-Q

Tuff Toe: http://www.amazon.com/Tuff-Toe-Pro-P...ords=tough+toe
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Unread 12-18-2012, 03:22 PM   #67
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I've been wearing the redwing 2405 11 inch pull-on boots electrical hazard and steel toe for like 7 years and I love them! My work gives us vouchers for boots every year but I usually wear them like a year and a half to 2 years before I switch 2 the new ones. At that point they are still in good shape. Only worn out part is the toe leather and the steel shows, but that's cause I am a mechanic on tractors and small equipment and I'm always on my knees on the concrete. The soles are still in great shape too. One I the pairs I had 2 get stretched cause they were hurting my feet but after that they were fine. One time I got the dr martens and the leather wore out and the steel was showing so quick! And the soles wore out super quick as well.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #68
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I've generally found that Doc Marten's are great.

My first pair of work boots were Cat 2nd shifts and they were clunky and uncomfortable.

My current favorite pair are these thorogoods: http://bestworkbootbrand.com/the-best-work-boot-thorogood-american-heritage/
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Unread 08-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #69
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There's also a great comparison chart from the same site:
http://bestworkbootbrand.com/best-work-boot-comparison/
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Unread 08-08-2013, 09:45 PM   #70
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Well in my line of work( auto painter) i need something thats fairly light and flexible since im quite mobile during work... Up, down, kneeling, up on steps, etc. i love the Georgia Romeos for my line of work, but for an all around killer boot its hard to beat the Danner Rainforest. I love those things.
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Unread 08-09-2013, 02:07 AM   #71
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Wolverine. Great brand. Atleast to me.. leather wears good. I buy steel toed. They are great. Took three years to wear them out.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 12:30 PM   #72
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Along the past years I've tried several pairs. I got to say Wolverine are holding together pretty well, better than others. Here's a comparison I did, with pros and cons for each model: http://contractormoe.wordpress.com/2...boots-in-2013/
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Unread 11-05-2013, 12:45 PM   #73
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I still have my Bates from the military and they are holding up great. I have a pair of Carolinas though that I really like.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 12:56 PM   #74
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Chippewa super loggers. Usa made. Awesome quality. Vibram sole. Maple bedding above the sole. All leather is triple or quadruple stiched. They are fully waterproof, have a one way breathable liner and are also 800g insulated.

I wear them 350 days a year if not more for everything since 2009. I have been amazed at how my feet do not sweat in 95 degree humid summer days due to the breathable liner, yet I can hunt in 15 degree mornings and am warm. They are so comfortable I have done several 100 plus mile stretches of the AT in them. Crazy I know
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Unread 11-06-2013, 07:23 PM   #75
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Danner Super Rainforest. Pricy but the best boot I have ever owned. I even get multiple years out of them. Made in the U.S.A. Wear mine everyday all day. Mine see oil, mud, snow, and ice. They hold to lacerations from climbing spikes and tree bark and from kicking around logs. I like this model because they do not have a steal toe.
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