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post #21 of 53 Old 02-14-2012, 08:11 PM
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Mason Boots, they are very comfortable and would last at least 4 years. The soles were guaranteed to out last the uppers or you get new boots.

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Forgot the picture of the boots.
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My first choice is redwings, dr martins have nice comfort but dang heavy.
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these square toed. they are a hit with all the office ladies on delivery
especially when i say something like "howdy miss where 'bout y'all ont these her cabinets"
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I wore redwings for years, and still have a few pair, but when I had back problems, they were just too heavy. I found these and I wear them year round now, even on job sites. I have only been busted twice in the last 5 years for not wearing actual workboots on a commercial/industrial site. I just claim that I forgot to put my boots on when I got to work, since I do carry my boots in my van. I simply just went out to the van and changed and all was good.

I get a good year out of them before I have to get new ones, and then they end up being my shop shoes, and then driveway sealing shoes.



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[QUOTE=cabinetman;301805]Hey...don't laugh. When the sawdust gets really deep you'll appreciate these.


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I wear either Red Wings or Timberlands. Pricey but last forever. And comfortable. Already broken in.
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To heavy. Not sure what style red wings you had. But mine are light

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Hey...don't laugh. When the sawdust gets really deep you'll appreciate these.




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Hey those are Kenbos LOL

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on a seroius note justin's got very light steel toed work boots just bought a pair and them cowboy boots are super light the soles are tough almost nail proof and very comfey i hve had mine for the better part of a year. i even wore em under my hospital gown.
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I used to wear crappy worn out running shoes until my feet started aching from not enough arch support. After several trips to the podiatrist and about $500 later, I now wear Rocky's. Uninsulated, about 8" tall, with custom inserts from the podiatrist. Feet are happy now. I have 5 or 6 different pairs of Rocky's for various uses. They really hold up well.
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Right now, I wear Rockys, but they are a bit on the heavy side. I've had Red Wings, Brahmas (WallyWorld brand), and a pair of Timberland Pros. But the best I had was a pair of steel toe Roebucks. I had them for 3 1/2 years, and wore them for both actual work (9-10 hour days plus 6-8 on weekends), plus shop time with my mentor Don, and lawn mowing duties too. However, they quit making that style about 6-8 years ago. I'm still mad about that....

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Redwings are definitely worth the money
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Thanks for all the insight guys! I think I had a little omen telling me it really is time to get a new pair...I took the dog out back to do his business tonight but I couldn't find "it" in the dark so I just brought him back inside figuring I would pick it up tomorrow. After kicking my boots off and stretching out on the couch my wife noticed the reason I didn't see "it" was because "it" was stuck to the bottom of my boot!
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Reef Mick Fannings... but I'm a hobbyist and I'll be the first to tell you I've dropped wood on my foot before.
HA HA HA HA HA HA
I have worked in my wood shop for better than 36 years and never - - EVER - - dropped anything on my sneaker clad feet right up until last year when the corner of a not-large pine board ( 3/4" x 4" x 36") fell and hit my toe and shattered the bone.
I was amazed and in pain but mostly amazed that such a small chunk of light wood could do what it did.
It landed corner on. So all the energy was in a very small area.
OUCH I was limping for a while.

I still wear sneakers.
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Redwings are definitely worth the money
they do last a great long time, I wore Redwings for 30 years, then after my back surgery I just couldn't hang with them any more. the Tony lama TLX will last about a year and are comfortable, I got about a year and a half out of a pair of Redwings. Wolverins or Justins I usually don't make the 9 month mark
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My dad wears redwings day in and out unless if he's dressing up (which is rare). He's an iron worker by trade, and I don't know how often he buys new ones, but it seems like he has his custom redwings for 5 years or more at a time.

As for me... I love my desert military boots for around the house, yard, the shop, or for the motorcycle :)
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I've been researching all the options you guys listed online and it looks like "big brother" is watching since all the ads on my pages here as well as other forums I visit are from shoe companies.
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I have been a Red Wing fan for many years but the last pair I got were cheaply made and the molded toe rubber came loose after only 6 months. Oh yeah they are made in China. That's the last Red Wings in my house. We're on a big "anti-China" campaign here in S.E. Indiana. How in the world are we going to put Americans back to work if we continue to buy Chinese crap?
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I just wear a good pair of Nike with some Dr. Shoals inner soles. But I'm only in my shop 4-6 hours a day.

I've always worked inside. In the factory (RCA & GE Computers) I usually wore boots, crape soles and above the ankle length. I bought those from Montgomery Ward. They were worn in the factory for 4 years or so and then I moved to a desk job. I wore those boots off and on for a good 25-30 years. The only complaint was that the sole didn't have a defined step between sole and heel. Made riding a dirt bike a bit dicey.

If I could do it again, crape soles!

Oh there is one thing. Neat's Foot oil as a water proofing for the boots. Not only does it water proof leather but it makes leather soft. You should be able to find it in most large sporting goods stores.

On new boots, apply once a day for 4 days to a week. Then break in your boots. You'll have to reapply the Neat's Foot oil about once a year after that.

My wife hated those boots but they were so comfortable. Finally, living where there is no snow, no longer riding the dirt bike and no intention of going where there is snow she convinced me to throw the boots out. I guess 25-30 years for a pair of boots aint too bad.

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