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What's your go to boot?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by charlie88, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. kalash

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    Lone vote for Timberland here. Very comfortable, warm, and look great after two years.
     
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  2. Fixxah

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    Timberland Loggers for general face smashing and stomping. Danners for comp-toe and comfort in cold weather.
     
  3. Live-a-Little

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    Salmon 4d GTX for hiking and Timberland field boot with helcor leather for work and casual wear. I am also a Danner guy, but surprisingly these timberlands are more comfortable, and appear that they will outlast my danners. Yes, my danners are made in the USA and the leather is holding up great, but the sole only lasts about a year with daily use.
     
  4. BearClaw500

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    I'm no expert but I disagree. Even if the RWs and Chips are better, Id never spend that kind of money on boots to work around my property. The Georgias get the job done, they comfortable and have held up quite well.


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  5. GPP

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    Im an Asolo guy too, well worth the dough
     
  6. Spinning Piledriver

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    Chippewa insulated steel toe Super loggers. Made in USA. Around $250. Best damned boot I have ever worn.
     
  7. RHJJ

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    I am in my boots 12 to 14 hours a day, for less than a buck a day I only wear the best boots
     
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    Ditto 100&. I have 4 pairs of Danners, two pairs work boots and two pairs hiking boots. You can't kill the damn things, and believe me I try hard.
     
  9. josh2600

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    asolo hikers, keen work boots, which I destroy and replace in 6 months, but that was true of redwing and chips too and I find keen more comfortable.
     
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    I had a pair of Asolo's that I wore daily and for hiking that lasted what felt like 10 years.....
     
  11. M1911

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    I'm currently wearing Oboz hiking boots. They are very comfortable for me.
     
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    For almost 25 years I have been wearing the same Hi-Tecs that I bought as a close out from Cheaper Than Dirt for $20. They had a Goodyear Welt Kelty sole and I have had the soles redone about three times now. The lining is pretty much gone now so it is finally time to replace them, but I doubt I will ever get that much value out of a shoe again in my life.
     
  13. Doogz

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    I had a pair of HiTecs years ago. I wore them to work for a year, hiked a bunch including Mt Washington twice, and casual wear. Probably the best value boot I ever bought. The glue that attached the upper to sole was opening up and letting some water in but they were still good when I retired them.
     
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    Chippewa has many styles that don't have a logger heel: https://www.chippewaboots.com/
     
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    I've been doing bates off and on for years. I use to buy them through galls.com because I had specific style options I wanted (safety toe, nylon (or better) shank, zipper side, reasonably water resistant)
    New jon gives me free boots, but not with what I really want

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    There a joke in there about master. Bates. Somewhere, but alas my mind is garbage today


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    Go-to boot?
    Either Das, or Reinheitsge.
     
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    Redwing 604s. Previous pair lasted 8 years of fairly hard labor. Break in is the biggest problem with a new set. I swear it's a direct ratio between age/use and comfort. It was hard to give up the old pair but I had to put them down
     
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    this^^^^^
     
  21. Misfitmike63

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    At the firehouse, I use Rocky 8" zip paratrooper

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    My my current everyday boots are the Chippewa Apache Bay Loggers, not as steep of a heel as the super loggers. I've had them a year wearing almost every day and there's still plenty of tread life left.

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    Past boots were Carolina's, and those only lasted about 10 months before the liner fell apart. In the Marines I would get 3-4 months out of the safety boots before they were destroyed
     
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    I've never tried Chippewa but I've been interested.
    I was issued Belleville when I joined the Army. Still have some that I wear almost daily. A few pairs are going on 11 years and are still fine except for scuffed up toes. I'll probably buy another pair from them soon for a daily crap kicker.

    I bought a pair of Timberland Pro 6 inch from Sears last week when they had the off 40% going out of business sale. They're comfortable and I think they'll get better as I break them in
     
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    When I got home from work, I went searching for my old Safety boots. Not only did I find them, I found a brand new pair!

    this pair of boots only has about 2-3 months on them, I got the new pair to replace these just before I EAS'd because once the toe wears through, they're considered "unserviceable". Also, working around explosives they were concerned about the steel toes causing sparks...

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    Heres what they look like brand new, strait from thorogood. These were by far the most comfortable safety boots I've ever owned, and it was common to run in them. Don't mind my nosey dog, Moxie.

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  24. AHM

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    Buying Limmers obligates one to take a photo of them in the field.
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    That's Katahdin/Baxter Peak.
    (ETA: Not my Limmers; not my feet)
     
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    I have some Danners for running the chainsaw and Kennetrek Mountain Extreme for hunting.
     
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    i wear a really old pair of Cochran marauders. most comfortable boots ever and light. Red wing USA loggers when wheeling.
     
  27. GiveMeLiberty

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    Had a pair of Timberland boots last me almost 6 years. Bought another pair and they lasted a year. Now I wear Thorogood and am happy so far.
     
  28. drgrant

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    5 Miles? that's probably why. Most of the guys I know that wear boots for work end up toasting them in a year or
    so...
     
  29. MisterHappy

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    Das.

    If I'd seen this thread earlier, I'd have posted the joke earlier.
     
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    It's been another two years and the Tim Pros are still holding up well. Love em, wouldn't hesitate for a second to buy another pair of these ever do wear out.
     
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