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I Need a Good, Reasonable Pair of Boots

Post in 'The Gear' started by Mass. Wine Guy, Mar 31, 2009.

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  1. Mass. Wine Guy

    Mass. Wine Guy Feeling the Heat

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  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I've tried reasoning with boots but found them to all be extremely unreasonable. %-P

    I have Terra Wild Sider boots with a molded sole that wraps up onto the toe caps. I use my feet a lot to move bucked rounds out from under foot and wear the leather off the toes of regular boots.
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    Stevebass4 Minister of Fire

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    i like Timerland Pros pit boss

    you can get them for around 80.00 with an online coupon from Timberland


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  4. titan

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    Terra Wild Siders are the only work boot I haven't worn the toes out of.I'm currently wearing Dakota "Ironworker" boots:comfortable as a good sneaker...no heel but slippery on snow and ice.

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    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    I couldn't find a pic of Wild Siders but these look about the same.
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    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    WalMart specials I think they're called Brahmas. Buy 'em for $38 ...I used to spend good coin for Tom McCann boots. But that was then and this is now.
  8. Backroads

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    I personally cannot wear cheap boots. Get a good quality boot...your feet AND back will thank you. Currently I wear Redwings and swear by them, but they're higher than your limit. Best advice is to wear them around the store for at least 10-15 minutes and make sure you like them. Redwings on the other hand though, you really have to break them in and they take weeks not hours to break in. But when they do, I've found no better boot out there for comfort, wear, and reliability.
  9. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    The nice thing about boots from LL Bean is if you're ever unhappy with them just send them back for a new pair. I used to wear hiking boots all the time (day hikers really) and I had a few pair that were wearing out in less than 6 months . . . I kept bringing them back and they kept replacing them. The final pair I bought however lasted a long time and I felt as though I got my money's worth.

    I'm wicked hard on foot-wear . . . maybe due to my bulk or maybe due to the fact that I work hard and play hard . . . well since I work for the government technically I guess I don't really work hard . . . but I do play hard. The boots I use for work that I have found stand up pretty well to daily abuse are Redwings . . . and when my work boots begin to lose their luster and tread I usually relegate an older pair to work boots and they stand up pretty well to a few more years of truly hard abuse.
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    I'm asking myself this very same question. I've been picking up steeltoe boots at Target cause they are solid, comfortable and only about 45 dollars. But I am tearing thru them at a rate of 2 a year. That adds up. If I could get a good boot for $100 that woudl last 2-3 years, I'd be way ahead.
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    I have a pair of Steele tow Chippawa logger boots. By far and above betterthan any other boot out there including Red Wing. they did cost me $175 and that was 10 years ago..they are still running strong!
  12. Mass. Wine Guy

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    The Bean boots are made in the U.S.,look pretty rugged and I can always return them. But Red Wings certainly seem better, and not much more expensive.
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    The problem with this price point is that you're buying Chinese made boots. For another $50 you can start looking at American made boots.
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    I bought a pair of Red Wing boots for hunting but found they just was too warm (1600 Thinsulate). So I waited until it got colder and tried them for wear when cutting wood. They are great. They remind me of the old loggers boot I used to wear and can no longer find. But I usually can't wear them when it gets over about 35 degrees. I've worn them several years now and they show no wear.

    These were bought from Cabela and their return policy is one of the very best.
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    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    These boots are made in the same factory, on the same lasts. Only the labels are different.
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    my employer gives us a pair of timberland pro boots free every year, or 35$ to get our own. I found that they are great as long as you buy good insoles for them as soon as you get them, the ones that come with them are too thin and flat. I am an airplane mechanic and spend 10+ hrs a day working on my feet most of the time. I have two old pairs that I still use to mow the lawn or other dirty work from past years, they switched styles on me last year and this years boots may not make it until june.
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    My employer has a $75 annual boot allowance but I can't wear out a pair of boots in a year. Just as well as I do tend to spend more on boots than the allowance covers so I have to pay the difference.
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    My complaint with Redwings is something in their style hurts my feet at least my last set did. I'm in the market for a new set as well and I'm looking to spend less than $200. Been looking at Danner and a few other brands but haven't made a decision yet.
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    I love my Wolverines. Insulated, non steel toe (can't have a steel toe with the horses) I've had these for 5 years, and they are the most comfy shoes/boots I have.

    I think they make a steel toe.

    Boot Barn runs some excellant sales.

    http://www.bootbarn.com/
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    I recently bought Georgia boots. $130 to my door and they had cheaper also. These are my first pair of "logger" boots and I love them.
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    Do yourself and America a favor and get American made Danners. Eff China.
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    Danner. Best boots I ever bought.
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    I also get the allowance at work. We get $90/Yr and if we goto Redwing we get another 15% off on top of that. I bought my last set of loggers on sale for about $60. And like you, I can't wear them out in a year.
  25. Mass. Wine Guy

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    I'd love to buy Danner, but they're too much money for me now. I hold no special allegience to U.S.-made products. I just like to buy what's well-made. Many countries make really crappy boots and tools; some don't. I'd never buy an American car no matter what.

    Does anyone else have Georgia boots?
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