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Work boots

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade' started by Heavywrenching, Jan 25, 2022.

  1. Heavywrenching

    Heavywrenching Active Member

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    This is my second winter on em and it’s sketchy. They made it through last winter fine and I was impressed by the traction, for a wedge at least. But they’re worn pretty slick now and gotta be a little more careful now. That’s the only reason why I’m considering not going with another pair of wedge soles. The comfort is unreal but I’d like more traction in the long run.
     
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  2. Heavywrenching

    Heavywrenching Active Member

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    Right on, I’ve been checking out the quarry style online but no where around me has them to try on
     
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  3. Coaldust

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    I think the American made Danners would be worth looking at.
     
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  4. Coaldust

    Coaldust Senior Member

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    DMiller, Thanks for sharing that story about Uncle Emmet. That was interesting.
     
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    materthegreater Well-Known Member

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    Just an FYI, my US made Danner Quarry boots seemed to have more delicate leather than my cheaper Chippewas. Comfort and traction are excellent though
     
  6. dieseldog5.9

    dieseldog5.9 Senior Member

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    Working in the shop had Chippawa flat soles for years rugged boot, wolverines for a while, comfortable wear out fast. Knees bothered me on the concrete all day for years, switched to Asolo 520 hiking boots, no more knee issues, I get more production out of the day because of it, nurses wear dansco clogs something about the stiff sole and rocker is good for legs, ( I think Whites works on some of this theory) same with these Asolos. $350ea but I easily make up for that in production.
     
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  8. dieseldog5.9

    dieseldog5.9 Senior Member

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    My Father Has 2 pair of whites/wesco "Corked" boots hanging on the wall from what he calls Cruising timber, and Laying out logging roads in the 70s and early 80s. When we moved from Port Angeles Washington to Northern New Hampshire in 86 I remember him shopping for work boots and saying "there wasn't a good pair of work boots to be found anywhere here" This for years was a major bone of contention for him that I remember as a child.

    He later settled on Limmer Boots. I will own a set of whites motorcycle boots in the future.
     
  9. Heavywrenching

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    Good to know. I have heard that before that the leather gets tore up easy on the danners
     
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  10. dieseldog5.9

    dieseldog5.9 Senior Member

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    Cheap, Fast, or Good pick 2. Seems to apply to work boots.
     
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  11. Coaldust

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    With Whites new foreign ownership, Nicks Hand Made Boots, also in Spokane, might be worth looking at. The new owner, Steve Mowe, has a decent YouTube channel. I’ve never owned a pair of Nicks.

    Whites have taken their brand international and their focus is changing. I hope they don’t do the same thing Filson did with their brand. Move away from the core business and into hipster fashion.
     
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  12. Coaldust

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  13. dieseldog5.9

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    I miss spoke, I will own a pair of Wesco motorcycle boots.
     
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  14. mowingman

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    I have been wearing Wolverine for many years. When working full time, I could get about 1 1/2 years out of a pair. They are fairly light, can be waterproof if well cared for, and are very comfortable. Oh, I forgot to mention, inexpensive. I bought my last pair about 2 tears ago at Tractor Supply, where I have bought them for years. As I recall, at that time, they were still $99.00. As I am now semiretired, I may get another couple of years out of these.
     
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  15. crane operator

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    Carolina still has lines that are USA made. I just got my youngest daughter a set for college and all her walking on campus. She really likes them. The chippewa ones at the same store were all vietnam manf.

    I get along best with my USA redwings. They still make a B width in some styles.
     
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  16. Coaldust

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    I’d like to try a pair of the USA made Redwing 875 moc toe. Those have a huge cult following. The Iron Rangers, too.
     
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  17. dieseldog5.9

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    My girlfriends son just bought a pair of the redwing 875, he is in Buisness school, apparnetly they are some sort of fashon trend, Orvis makes a version also.
     
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    Most Redwings are so expensive now, that you have to win a lottery to buy a pair.
     
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    Me too. Wolverine Trappeur-WPF. Seems like the last few years the quality has been going down steadily. I used to get 6 months out of them but that's down to 3 now. I need to find something better.
     
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  20. kshansen

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    Anyone here wear or know someone who wears 9 /12 EEE?
    I have a couple pair of 2233 and 2245 RedWings made in USA.
     
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