I'm looking to get some non-work boots and would like to get a USA made product. I was looking at the Danner Forest Heights and some Red Wing boots (iron ranger, beckman). Anyone have any experience with these brands? I know they're known for quality but with the prices being $200-$300, do you think they're really worth it?
Found this site lingering in my bookmarks menu. The concept looks great (crafted in the USA) and so do the boots. I can't vouch for them though, they are a little out of this guys price range.
Oak Street Bootmakers
The Oak Street boots are awesome, but definitely a little over my price range :-)
Reply by Brian Splash
Something somewhat rugged but also casual. The Iron Ranger from Red Wing is the general idea.
Work boots... I am a lineman for a utility company and my boots are important to me as you can imagine. I keep four pairs available, two for summer and two that are insulated for winter. All made in the USA. Previous posters are correct in that some companies make some boots Stateside and others from over seas. I have worked Red Wing (only once and never again), Danner (very good). I currently have Hoffman and Chippewa. These I will probably stick with. Before these, I had a pair of summer line boots from Carolina that lasted for almost 15 years. I have since retired them from climbing but still wear them riding the bike.