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« on: October 06, 2013, 10:15:49 AM »
I am curious to what people are wearing for boots.  My wife thinks I am nuts to spend the amount of money on boots that I do.  They are on me everyday most of the day so I need a comfortable boot.  I am in the market for new boots.  I was wearing labonville boots made by matterhorn.  They since discontinued the model.  They lasted me a long time and were comfortable.  I was looking into hoffman or wescos I would like to actually see them in person or try a pair on but I cant find a retailer in the area.   
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Re: Boots
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 10:32:12 AM »
I wear Redwings steel toed. They are more comfortable than tennis shoes. No need for cork or cleated boots in this area. About $150 a pair, I usually have two pair, one for working and one for church and then rotate when I buy a new pair


I am curious to what people are wearing for boots.  My wife thinks I am nuts to spend the amount of money on boots that I do.  They are on me everyday most of the day so I need a comfortable boot.  I am in the market for new boots.  I was wearing labonville boots made by matterhorn.  They since discontinued the model.  They lasted me a long time and were comfortable.  I was looking into hoffman or wescos I would like to actually see them in person or try a pair on but I cant find a retailer in the area.

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Re: Boots
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 11:01:58 AM »
    I  do the same thing on rotating boots  too,   I  have justin  boots and redwings  they are both good boots  ,   I  do concrete for my day job and boots rarely  last a year with me nomatter who makes them, but as long as they are comfortable ,  thats my 2 cents worth


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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2013, 11:06:40 AM »
I also rotate out my boots.  Have my "good" pair and my work pair.  I used to wear red wings but they didnt last more than 6-8 months.  There were really comfortable though.  The boots I am wearing now I am going on 18 months.  They are not waterproof anymore and the sole is starting to come off.  So the good pair becomes the work pair Monday.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 11:27:43 AM »
I have the "red dawgs" that baileys sells.  Have had them resoled once. They are very comfortable. I think Wesco makes them for baileys. Good boots at a decent price. Of course you can't go wrong with a pair of whites or hawthorns shut they are more $$. No substitute for good boots in the woods, IMO it is a safety issue as much as a comfort issue.
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013, 11:43:29 AM »
Woodboogah,not to be mean to your wife,but have her follow you around for one day with whatever foot wear she wants to wear that day. She will change her mind I bet about half way through the day.  :D  Boots are high,but what isn't?
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2013, 11:47:02 AM »
Wescos are hard to beat I wore 16 inch for years but have went to Huffman with caulked bottoms. On my way from the job or on weekends I ware Justins there all good shoes and yes my wife says the same thing about the cost but then again I don't wear flip flops  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2013, 12:17:59 PM »
White's are the mainstay of western loggers/foresters and have been for 50 years. Expensive but re-buildable and last a very long time. Main thing that fails on most other boots is the heals from side hills. None stronger than the heals on White's, IMHO.


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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2013, 12:23:08 PM »
I have worn Chippewa super loggers in the wood or years. I wear my boots every day. they have good tread, are warm in the winter and surprisingly cool in the summer I can get about 2 years before the are falling apart.

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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2013, 12:28:08 PM »
red wings last about 2 years before they start falling apart and thats with everyday wear. I like them. more comfortable than anything else ive owned

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2013, 12:31:00 PM »
I wear Danner super rainforest boots.

They have been a great pair for me and the are very comfortable. The only complaint is they aren't corked and the cobbler around here won't cork them.

Other than that they are gore-tex and have remained waterproof for over a year now. They are also made in the USA.

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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2013, 01:41:46 PM »
I'll add another opinion.  Try miendl boots.  The most comfortable footwear I've ever worn.

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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2013, 02:00:44 PM »
All red wing both work and play

I have all of the pairs of red wing boots I ever bought, only lost one pair of sneakers(red wing) to wearing out

One secrete is to rotate 2 pair of work boots on a daily basis, wear a pair today and a different one tomorrow.  This can triple the lenght of time before failure.  by the way red wings a repairable, and offer lifetime free stitching
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2013, 03:55:06 PM »
Georgia, Carolina are my two usuals. one pair every 8 or 9 months. bought 2 pair of tractor supply work boots. terrible for working in the woods with. got maybe 4 months a pair before they start getting real soft and falling apart. im fixin to get a pair of Danner boots. double the price of the others but I hear I can get one solid year out of a pair as I don't rotate footwear. its work boots for work/activity and sneakers for hangin out n mowing the lawn. im green at buying logging work stuff so I am still learning.
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2013, 04:52:04 PM »
Ive logged and im now in tree work. anytime im on the ground I wear labonville loggerheels with Kevlar built in. they are a little stiffer than boots without protection but its worth it to me.

for wet and winter weather I wear Viking rubber boots with the Kevlar. again they are stiffer than boots without the protection, but they last a lot longer in abusive conditions like dead spruce limbs. buy them a little big and wear extra socks or boot liners.

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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2013, 07:26:31 PM »
I wear Danner super rainforest boots.

They have been a great pair for me and the are very comfortable. The only complaint is they aren't corked and the cobbler around here won't cork them.

Other than that they are gore-tex and have remained waterproof for over a year now. They are also made in the USA.

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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2013, 07:52:25 PM »
Woodboogah - Try Chappell tractor in Milford, NH that is where I got my last pair of boots.  They have a decent selection that you can try on there.  They also have a good sized showroom for saws and jacks, straps, pulleys, climbing spikes etc.. I love going there it's like Disney for us guys.

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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2013, 08:10:06 PM »
Woodboogah - Try Chappell tractor in Milford, NH that is where I got my last pair of boots.  They have a decent selection that you can try on there.  They also have a good sized showroom for saws and jacks, straps, pulleys, climbing spikes etc.. I love going there it's like Disney for us guys.

do they have cork boots
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2013, 09:51:17 PM »
I wear Red Dawgs from Bailey's but would like to try a pair of Nick's from www.nicksboots.com---maybe one of these days if I live long enough!

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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2013, 07:01:06 AM »
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Let me know what you find. I have been wearing Materhorns for 10 years now  it is time for a new pair and I haven't found a replacement yet

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