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Re: Work boot
« Reply #60 on: December 13, 2022, 05:08:26 PM »
I introduce him quite often as da chip and I am da block, but the fact is that I'll never measure up to him and that is good.   :)  
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« Reply #61 on: December 13, 2022, 05:14:06 PM »
I am sure you all get along well, and usually agree, but that second part might be a rare exception.  You have the respect of us all, and even more I am sure, your family.  If it is true, it is likely because of the advantageous start he got from his parents.  bring um up right.  Not many can say they worked a summer with a grandson.  Cheers
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Re: Work boot
« Reply #62 on: December 13, 2022, 05:20:33 PM »
 

 Brunt Marlin composite toe.
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Re: Work boot
« Reply #63 on: December 13, 2022, 05:31:51 PM »
I wore the same size boots every year for at least 35 years after I got out of high school.The company I worked for had a deal with Iron Age boots so thatís what I bought for years.Lucky to get 9 months out of them.When I got to making a little more money I started buying Red Wings and they would last a year.When I got about 55 years old I bought a new pair size 10 1/2 D same size I always bought and they just about crippled me.I wore them till I couldnít stand it anymore but hated to give up on them being they cost so much.Finally went to shoe store and told them I needed a pair of boots but didnít want anymore Red Wings because they hurt my feet.The lady that worked there asked if I had my feet measured.I said Iíve wore the same size for years.She measured my feet and said no wonder they hurt your feet you need size 13.I tried a pair on and they felt fine.I said I canít figure it out.She said that there was only two things that get bigger on a man when they get older and thatís their feet and their ears  :laugh:
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Re: Work boot
« Reply #64 on: December 13, 2022, 08:11:10 PM »
 Haha some of those gals are more than happy to level with ya'!😂

 I looked at the Brunt boots because I keep getting swamped with ads from them. They are a completely new style of quality boots for people in the trades that haven't been able to get the boots they need for years, because boot companies don't listen to them. Or at least that is the story Brunt tells in all of their ads. To me, it just looks rebranded imported work boots, with a very active marketing team. I'm sure they're a decent work boot, but I just find some of their claims kind of silly.
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Re: Work boot
« Reply #65 on: December 13, 2022, 08:17:10 PM »
my problem is finding any shoe wide enough.  4e and 5e would be better.
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« Reply #66 on: December 13, 2022, 08:50:06 PM »



She said that there was only two things that get bigger on a man when they get older and thatís their feet and their ears  :laugh:

I don't want to be boasting but I think maybe that shoe lady might be missing something else that's grown with age.......................my belly now blocks the view of my boots so I'm not sure what's going on with them half the time!!!!!! :D
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Re: Work boot
« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2022, 12:06:39 AM »
I've never been willing to spend the money for a pair of Red Wings or some of the other premium brands, but I did spend a little more on my last pair. I bought a pair from Ariat and they are super comfortable, light weight and are holding up really well. So far the best boots I have ever had.
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Re: Work boot
« Reply #68 on: December 31, 2022, 06:07:52 PM »
I ordered a pair of Brunt Marlin 8" Boots and they arrived today. I have them on now and they were comfortable out of the box. I'll wear them sawing Friday.
OK, the Brunt boots did not work out for me.  I wore them a total of 16 hours and as the day progressed they hurt my feet across the tops.  Brunt's return policy was no questions asked if returned within 30 days, so I did.  They provided the shipping label and my CC has been credited.

So next I tried these:


 
I did not know that Reebok made safety toe boots but these are winners.


 
This is also my first experience with side zipper boots.  I have worn them for a couple of days and they are as comfortable as walking/hiking shoes/boots. That plus very lightweight.  My feet are now happy.  :)
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Re: Work boot
« Reply #69 on: January 31, 2023, 02:04:26 AM »
Made in Germany 🇩🇪! These guys make many variations as shown here. and not all are available in USA. Got a extra set of the form fitting cork board inserts. As far as Iím concerned these are the most comfortable best wearing boots out there. Just got a new pair! Last pair were four years old and used hard! And still didnít leak walking through creek water.  

 

 

 

 

 

 These are the same size and model after four years of hard use. Iíve got a flat wide foot and real picky on shoes! 11 two EE and have always fit beautiful. Thatís why the call them the comfort fit!

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« Reply #70 on: February 03, 2023, 07:31:05 PM »
Just got a pair of Merrell Moab 2 mid height hiking boots. I have a bum ankle and knees so thought I'd try a hiking boot with more support. I don't officially "work" anymore but I'm in my pole building on concrete for hours at a time so I'll report back what I think.
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Re: Work boot
« Reply #71 on: February 04, 2023, 07:06:42 AM »
That is maybe a whole other aspect, trashed ankles. I'm wearing 13H red wings from smushes but the ankle is toast, By the end... middle, of the day with a brace in there I'm about done. what are your go to's for off road?
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Re: Work boot
« Reply #72 on: February 04, 2023, 10:09:00 AM »
I started my forestry career with three pair of army combat boots, cheap, they only cost three years of my life.  After I wore them out (in about three years) I bought Redwings, which lasted about six months of Texas heat, water and brush.  Then I found a boot called Magnums, which I still wear. They still wore out in 6 months but were a LOT cheaper than Redwings.
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Re: Work boot
« Reply #73 on: February 04, 2023, 10:28:18 AM »
Workman CSA Men's Comp Toe Boots | BOGS

Light, warm, comfortable, good winter traction. I wish they had metatarsals as an option.
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