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Re: Boots
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2013, 07:26:25 AM »
NHTdeez-I am probably in there more then I should be.  I am on a lot right on the milford hollis line.  I have looked at their boots I dont think they had any made in the USA. 

smwwoody-I'll let you know.  I dont want to change boots but I think I am going to give another manufacturer a try.  I am going to look into the danners.  They make a good hiking boot. 
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2013, 07:41:40 AM »
For the last 20 years i have worn the Labonville logger boot with kevlar lining,they were good but the last ones have gone downhill in quality, i'll be looking for a different brand myself . Don
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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2013, 10:50:28 AM »
loggah-That is what I have been wearing and loved them, the last two pairs  I bought didnt last nearly as long as my others and I read that they discontinued the model all together.  I dont know how true that is, I havent looked into it.  Either way I am switching boots.
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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2013, 10:31:02 PM »
Viberg out of canada, tough boot very expensive, custom boots available. starting around $300 and climbing rapidly from there...

Whites/hawthorn (been around for more like 100 years...) also a tough boot and available in custom sizes and shapes  plan on $400+ for whites and around $200+ for the hawthorns and up...

Hoffman out of Idaho, very good boot and excellent customer service.  Prices starting around $200 and climbing from there,  I believe they make custom sizes and whatnot too.

Wesco, another excellent boot and a little lighter then the other three.  Once again prices starting in the $200's and climbing from there.

There is also Kuliens but I don't know much about them other then they where willing to make an extra small pair of calks and they are expensive...

I have a paif of Whites/hawthorns with vibrams very comfortable and tough boot,

Also have a pair of Vibergs calks that have been resoled by hoffman, these boots are at least 20 years old (spent many years in retirement) originally had non replaceable calks... been wearing em for 2 seasons now and no sign of any more wear... except I'm on my second or third round of nails...


The thing is if you want good boots you are going to spend lots of money... but its very worth it at the end of the day.  I really like the whites "arch ease"... my next pair of calks will probably be a custom pair of whites... but maybe Viberg... and Hoffman is still a contender... but whites is the most local and been respected out here for over a century...

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« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2013, 11:06:01 PM »
I'm not far from Milford myself.  Love that place but I spend too much $ there when I go.  Next on the list is spikes.  Labonville store is a decent drive but they have a good selection.  They carry made in USA.  Not as many as I would like though.  Let us know what you choose.

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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2013, 11:09:01 PM »
+1 on the White/Hawthorn boots.  If you are ever in Spokanne, stop in at the factory showroom and get professionally fitted.  You can watch boots being hand made, and talk with the craftsmen who make them.  I have worn this brand for 28 years myself, and my father and grandfather both wore Whites.  I have tried to save money and buy cheaper boots, but always end up back at Whites.

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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2013, 11:30:14 PM »
I wear nicks for work. I've got three years of wear out of them and are extremely comfortable. I'm going to get them resoled since I wear the inside of every pair of boots I've ever worn. The first few weeks were uncomfortable, but they fit like a glove. And they have definitely had the miles put on them. A little expensive, but you get what you pay for.

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« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2013, 06:47:36 AM »
I wear boots with internal metatarsal protection in addition to the steel toe.  Currently a pair of Carolinas, but they are getting shabby.  Such boots are required in coal mines.
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« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2013, 07:28:39 AM »
I wear Matterhorns. Last two pairs I bought online. Use to be a dealer at woodsmens field days every year. Havent been able to find them. My other favorite boots are chippewa super loggers. Last a long time.
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« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2013, 08:01:42 AM »
labonville loggers with kevlar
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Re: Boots
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2013, 12:08:26 PM »
Labonville w/ Kevlar - (made in USA - PA I think) for woods / farm work
LL Bean Cresta Hikers (made in Romania) GoreTex  Vibram sole for going out and about (life time warranty).

I have a few requirements for footwear, the first is that it NOT be made in China!  The second is quality and durability and the third comfort.
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« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2013, 06:25:59 PM »
Yup made in the USA is my number one.  Comfort is a close second seeing as I am in them more then I am not.  Has anyone been to Windy Ridge in Ossippee, NH.  I have heard they have a good selection of footwear, I cant find any info in the good ol net about them.  I would really prefer to try boots on before I purchase from a company I have never worn.  Thanks
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« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2013, 10:22:37 PM »
+1 on the White/Hawthorn boots.  If you are ever in Spokanne, stop in at the factory showroom and get professionally fitted.  You can watch boots being hand made, and talk with the craftsmen who make them.  I have worn this brand for 28 years myself, and my father and grandfather both wore Whites.  I have tried to save money and buy cheaper boots, but always end up back at Whites.

you can also be fitted by any of the dealers out here, or contact them and they will send out a fitting kit.

Viberg, Whites, and Hoffman all work this way, I'm sure wesco and kulian does as well I'm just not as familiar whith them.

I would like to tour the Whites factory some day, its only a 4 hour drive.
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« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2013, 10:40:08 PM »
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