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Corked Boots

Post in 'The Gear' started by nate379, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Looking to get a set of cocked boots. I end up climbing wood piles while cutting and while I am carefull regular work boots aren't exactly the most "grippy".

    I've been seaching online and I'm trying to find something that is just a "regular" steel (or plastic) toe boot. I don't need knee high hooker boots or 28lb firemans gum rubbers.

    Not these:

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    or these:

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    I'm looking for something in the under $200 (with shipping) area. I don't need a pair of boots handcrafted by a 90yr Amish that will take years to get or something so solid it will take a year to break in.

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  2. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Ever thought about having a standard boot that you like caulked? I think Hoffman boots does this.
  3. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    Try my favorite logging supply place, Madsen's in WA state: http://www.madsens1.com/

    They have several hiking boot type caulks for under $200.

    They are spelled caulks, but pronounced 'corks' on the west coast.
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  4. nate379

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    The steel toe boots I wear everyday cost 22.95$ at Walmart.m I buy a new pair every year or two. Doubt they'd hold up to the spikes.

    The Madsen place might be a great place in person but their website doesn't have much on it. I can't find boots at all.
  5. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    Have you considered a set of Wolverines(I've had good luck with the Harison series), and most similar work boots have Vibram soles that'll take boot studs.
    The best set of outdoor work\hiking boots I think ever owned were LLbean with stitched soles they had stud holes - no safety toe unfortunately
    Sportsmansguide.com has a decent selection of work/hunting/hiking crossover type boots as well

    Either way I think your feet will thank you if you wrap them in more than $23 boots
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  6. Flamestead

    Flamestead Feeling the Heat

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    I started using a pair of Hoffmans this winter and am very happy with them,
  7. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    I keep an old pair of Carolina steel toed loggers around with 1/2" shank hex head screws driven into the Vibram soles.Work very well on steep/muddy slopes,walking/climbing & especially nice in winter on ice covered sidewalks,parking lots & other areas.Local businesses frown on me when I walk across their nice wood,tile or carpeted floors however....;) Pretty soon I'll get a regular pair of caulked boots,just havent decided on which ones yet.

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  8. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    Jeez... man, just click on the online catalog. You will see it all.
  9. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Doesn't load up.
  10. jeff_t

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  11. nate379

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    It just sits there and loads the page and never opens up anything. I tried it on 2 computers and my phone...
  12. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    It loads for me... comes up in about 10 seconds here. Boots are on pages 56-69.

    Try to help you man, and you just complain.
  13. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    I'm not complaining, just saying it doesn't load up is all.
  14. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I like a good logger's boot for what you describe but don't like steel toed boots at all.
  15. nate379

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    I have a big toe that barely bends and several 10 thousand $$s in hospital receipts from an injury years ago that steel toe boots would have prevented. After that happened I've worn steel toe boots just about to even butter a toast.
  16. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    I started wearing steel toed boots back in the mid-'80's,almost 10 years before employers made it mandatory.I dont even mow the yard without them.
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  18. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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  19. nate379

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    Ordered up a set.

    Size 9... is that for your kid? :p
  20. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Wow.... Not everyone is BIGFOOT!!

    I know you use an iPhone and my iPad loads it immediately. So??? What's wrong???
  21. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Took about 3-4 min to load for me
  22. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Ok, I turned off the part of Norton toolbar add on, that has been causing me problems , and it loaded smack right up
  23. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    If I wore snowshoes on a daily basis like some do,it'd be impossible for me to climb 40 ft extension ladders,7-8 frames of scaffolding & the occasional tree as part of my occupation.
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  24. nate379

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    Yeah... no thanks!

    I get the cold sweats getting up on a 4ft step ladder to change a bulb after I fell off a roof and broke my back. Not that I was very fond of heights before.
    A few weeks ago I had a nightmare that I was falling (happens a few times a month), I guess I grabbed onto the headboard in my sleep and was pulling on it so hard that I broke part of it off. :eek: Could barely walk the next few days cause I had tensed up every part of my body.


    Anyhow, should have the boots in a few days, hopefully I ordered in the right size. I traced my feet out on a paper and gave them the measurements.
  25. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    Don't you be insulting my flippers;)
    Size 14's come in handy in the water - not so much when trying to find boots in EEW

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