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post #41 of 53 Old 02-15-2012, 08:07 PM
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Redwings or ecco

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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?
I was reading this and thought. What is he talking about. Red wings are made In red wing MN. So I did a google search and your right on the china. Makes me wonder.
Thanks for the eye opener Murphy.
Although I've had mine for two years with little wear and still as comfortable as the day I bought them. I'm pretty rough on boots. I where them every day.

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I love Red Wing boots!
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Thanks again guys! Has anybody tried something like these Converse Work shoes? If so how comfortable and how did they last? (I don't have them available near me so I'll have to buy online if I go this route)

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Timberand pro series, period. Try em, you'll love em.
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It seems I'm in the minority here, and yes I do get mocked at work but I wear Dansko's daily. I'm a timber framer so working at the shop on a concrete floor 10 hours a day these shoes are amazing. I've worn them for about 8 years and will never go back. And on site for raisings, Hathorn smoke jumper boots.

I know they're girls, but $100 and I get close to 2 years out of a pair.
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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.
I can't tell you how many times I've stubbed toes, dropped lumber, hammers, etc on my exposed toes, but it just doesn't matter. I'm a beach bum and absolutely hate wearing shoes when I don't have to. Every picture you'll ever see of me, whether it's building docks, fences, roofs, whatever... sandals, lol.

The last accident I had, I lost my big toenail when a relatively small piece of cherry wood landed perfectly on top of it.

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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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That's why I go rocky's by redwing, as if steel toes n light weight weren't enough they also have an electric rating. They've gotten me through for many years, whatever I've got going on that day.

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I'm retired now but through the years I've worn Knapp, Timberland Pro's, Red Wings and others. The ones I liked the best were the Red Wings. A little pricey but worth the money. I had 2 pair and wore one pair one day and one the next to give them time to dry out. Could get about 2 years out of 2 pair.
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follow up...

While searching for something I came across this thread and realized I hadn't updated it. After exhaustive search I ended up just buying the same Die Hard boots I had since they had lasted for so long. After wearing them off and on for a few months they just would not "break in" and the leather on the tongue was still extremely stiff. I also noticed that every time I wore them even for only a few hours I would develop a rash on my left foot so I decided to just chalk it up to "they just don't make them like they used to" and get something else.

While out shopping with my wife one day I drifted over to the shoe section and came across these Nunn Bush oxfords.
http://www.amazon.com/Nunn-Bush-Mens-Cameron-Oxford/dp/B000G2AZQGThey looked/felt like great quality and after trying them on I was sold. They did not require any "breaking in" or "getting used to period" as they were super comfortable right out of the box. I have been wearing them 10+ hours a day for about 6 months now without any issues and I also noticed the lower back pain I used to get often at the end of the day has diminished substantially. All in all I am pretty happy with them however after looking at the wear on the soles just now I don't think they will last anywhere near as long as my Die Hards did.
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I live in Crocs. Knockoffs of course.
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Tennis shoes - so I can make a quick getaway.
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