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#1 DieselD

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:13 PM

Hey guys I need a real good pair of boots for everyday work.

I'm on my feet a lot and am super HARD on boot.

I go through a pair every 6 months or less. I am a farmer and diesel mechanic, so you get the idea of what my boot go through. The last pair of red wings only lasted me 5 1/2 months til the soles seperated from the boot;.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks


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#2 Scuba CN

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:46 PM

I've heard that Danner boots have a good reputation but don't have any personal experience with them yet. They do offer a number of boots that are made in the U.S. if that is important to you.



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:47 PM

http://www.extremeou...armntt4gtx.aspx

 

Given the choice, I'd go back to Afghan wearing those boots.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:57 PM

I saw this topic and was ready to talk shit about service members that hadn't deployed. Oh the let downs in life. :(

Danner's are very good. But very pricey.

For the type of work you do, which is kind of similar to what I do (mechanic), Bates are good and fairly priced (about 1/3 of Danners). The soles are sewn to the boot, so they should last a good deal longer.

While I was in the Marines working on aircraft, my boots probably lasted about 6 months, but only on the account the leather across the steel toe wore out which made them unserviceable. The soles still had a good deal of tread left and very few seams were worn out

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 04:37 PM

When I was working in the field as a welder for years and years, I would buy cheap boots and put prescription orthotics in them. The boots would last a few months, but the orthotics lasted about 8 years from one pair to the next. It was easier than finding good boots that would last.



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 05:02 PM

Spend the money, buy Danners, I personally stick with their made in America boots which you can note by the stitched down soles vs. glued or welded on soles. They are expensive, but well worth the price in my opinion. 


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:31 PM

I'm on my feet and on and off a stand up forklift 45 to 60 hours a week and I swear by Dr Martin's ironbridge boots. However I own a 10 year old pair of Danner frontier boots. They of course are mu hunting boots but I can tell you they are by far the best I've had. They been through hell in swamps ridges and whatever Michigan and Kentucky can throw at it

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:04 PM

Thanks so much for the replies.

I'll be getting a pair of Bates for now and save up for some Danners.

 

I was looking at the Bates already and was happy to see them come up in the replies.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:51 AM

Not sure what type of boots you're allowed to wear, but I'm personally a fan of Ariat Boots. i've got a pair of the 8" cascade that i wear and i love them

 

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:32 PM

Thanks so much for the replies.

I'll be getting a pair of Bates for now and save up for some Danners.

 

I was looking at the Bates already and was happy to see them come up in the replies.

I have never had good luck with bates they don't tend to last me that long at all (which is a shame as they sell them at most of our base exchanges)  I have had really good luck with my belleville boots (got 3 years out of my last pair with nearly daily wear).  They are still wearable but they have a split in the sole at the ball of my feet where they flex.  I just ordered a set of their Sabre 333 assualt boots for competition shooting and other tacti-cool uses.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:10 PM

I have never had good luck with bates they don't tend to last me that long at all (which is a shame as they sell them at most of our base exchanges)  I have had really good luck with my belleville boots (got 3 years out of my last pair with nearly daily wear).  They are still wearable but they have a split in the sole at the ball of my feet where they flex.  I just ordered a set of their Sabre 333 assualt boots for competition shooting and other tacti-cool uses.

Ah shame on me!

It wasn't Bates we were issued, it was Belleville.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:36 PM

Belleville boots are the bomb... They have half sizes for those of us with feet, not-standard issue. Being a 12.5 in most shoes and boots, I am just above the cutoff for most peoples half sizes and there is nothing like a boot thats too big or too small to start a blister farm.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:37 PM

Thanks, Ariat's never really fit my feet all that well. I will say the sole is very comfortable though.

 

So Belleville huh..... I'll look into those maybe get those after the Bate's wears out, which I'm guessing will be soon.

 

I really appreciate all the input guys


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 09:56 AM

Thanks, Ariat's never really fit my feet all that well. I will say the sole is very comfortable though.

 

So Belleville huh..... I'll look into those maybe get those after the Bate's wears out, which I'm guessing will be soon.

 

I really appreciate all the input guys

You shouldnt be disapointed with belleville


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:08 AM

cool thanks


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:20 AM

Hey guys I need a real good pair of boots for everyday work.

I'm on my feet a lot and am super HARD on boot.

I go through a pair every 6 months or less. I am a farmer and diesel mechanic, so you get the idea of what my boot go through. The last pair of red wings only lasted me 5 1/2 months til the soles seperated from the boot;.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks

Have you taken back your RedWings to them? Lifetime warranty is rockin mine.  I've got a decade old daily wear pair that is currently being re-stitched, I got in for the free oil-ings on all of mine and free laces for life too. You have to pay when you re-sole them but that's a wear item like break pads so no biggie there.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:34 AM

Yeah they told me that being as I wear them around cattle the manure voids the warranty.

 

I wouldn't mind if they'd last for even a year, but like I said I'm real hard on boots

 

Thanks though


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#18 Scuba CN

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:37 PM

Yeah they told me that being as I wear them around cattle the manure voids the warranty.

 

Sounds like crap to me...

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry, I just had to :D Still, it's good to know what might void a warranty; I wonder if other boot manufacturers have similar policies relating to farm-based factors.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:45 PM

Sounds like crap to me...

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry, I just had to :D Still, it's good to know what might void a warranty; I wonder if other boot manufacturers have similar policies relating to farm-based factors.

 

 

Definitely sounds like crap. I expect my boots to hold together no matter how many "farm-based factors" I step in!

 

 

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:48 PM

Yeah it is funny, but their reasoning is the acid in the manure is more than the stitching and leather are made to hold up to.

 

Well just got to mind where ya step ya know


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