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Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?

Started this discussion. Last reply by SeaWolf Mar 5, 2013. 36 Replies

Hi, I work outside in the field. I wear boots because it's what I think of as work wear, but they aren't very comfortable after long hours and when I go hiking I wear sneakers, which got me to…Continue

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SeaWolf replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"You know it bro, also the Bates 922s are super light weight and flexible, but not as protective I think"
Mar 5, 2013
SeaWolf replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"Actually these days combat boots are getting pretty decent; Vibram has made some gear that, although I was originally issued for work, I now where out and about. Probably not the most fashionable choice, but they are multifunctional. "
Mar 2, 2013
Chet Hand replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"It really depends on what kind of boots you like to wear.  Remember that leather boots rarely feel fantastic right out of the box, they usually have to be worked in over the course of a week or two of hard wearing.  Then they form around…"
Feb 28, 2013
John Galt replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"If you have actual work to do, and need to protect your feet while still maintaining some modicum of comfort, Red Wing is the go-to boot. Lightweight day hikers may be more comfortable most of the time, but when something heavy lands on your foot,…"
Feb 28, 2013
tom garside replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"i really like rigger boots too. but a lot of sites specifically ban them which sucks. I mostly just wear mine to drive to work and when it snows. "
Feb 27, 2013
Slacker replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"Redwing are tried and true work boots. Lifetime warranty on the uppers and they can be re-soled."
Feb 27, 2013
Josh replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"I´m doing construction work (especially roofing) and yard work very often. Work boots protect me and I´m often wear so-called rigger boots."
Feb 27, 2013
Colin M Corso replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"I spend about 14 hours a day in a pair of Georgia Giants, but boots may not be your thing. If you wear shoes for hiking, Merrell makes work shoes with hard toes."
Feb 27, 2013
John A. replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"Excuse the cut and paste, but it gave a good bit of info for the boot. I wore these for many a mile, and they kept my feet protected and dry. Incredibly light weight considering the construction. American-made Danner Elite Series Fort Lewis Boots. A…"
Feb 26, 2013
Chuck Knight replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"Why? What is it that you do that would preclude the wearing of a well built steel toed boot that was actually attractive when new?    Is ugly a requirement?   I judge boots on their quality of construction, fit, and utility.  The…"
Feb 25, 2013
tom garside replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"nice but i think if i turned up to work in cowboy boots i would never hear the end of it."
Feb 25, 2013
Steve Dallas replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"Check again on your Wolverines, many are made elsewhere. I had to stop wearing them,quality had severely dropped"
Feb 25, 2013
Chuck Knight replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"Yes.   Make certain your toes have enough room.  Wolverine's 8" lace on fits me perfectly.  Steel toe or not, your toes shouldn't be squished into the end.   If you have a wide toe, Justin even has a square toed…"
Feb 25, 2013
tom garside replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"You can get comfortable boots with toe caps just make sure that they are wide enough and water thick socks. You are better off getting them from a shop and trying them on rather than buying online. Also like any shoe they will get more comfortable…"
Feb 25, 2013
J. Hughes replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"I have worn boots daily for most of my adult life, most often the work style boot you are discussing here, my preference is Justin Boots but I like Redwing and Ariat boots as well. During the winter I tend to wear lace ups and summer months the…"
Feb 24, 2013
tom garside replied to Nick Henderson's discussion Why are boots the work footwear? What are some classic quality brands?
"these are my current boots on a clean day"
Feb 24, 2013

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