Corked Boots

nate379 Posted By nate379, Apr 6, 2013 at 11:02 PM

  1. nate379

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    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.
     
  2. schlot

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

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    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

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

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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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    Jeez... man, just click on the online catalog. You will see it all.
     
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  10. 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...
     
  11. StihlHead

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    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.
     
  12. nate379

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

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    I like a good logger's boot for what you describe but don't like steel toed boots at all.
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. Thistle

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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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  17. nate379

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    Ordered up a set.

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

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    Wow.... Not everyone is BIGFOOT!!

    I know you use an iPhone and my iPad loads it immediately. So??? What's wrong???
     
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    Took about 3-4 min to load for me
     
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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
     
  21. Thistle

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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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  22. 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.
     
  23. basod

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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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