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Old 05-30-2019, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another work boot thread

I sirched. Here and Google. Didn't really find what I was looking for. I currently wear 8" Carolina loggers, as the taller heal really help my lower back. I'm a mechanic, so I work 10+ hour days on concrete. Also stepping in oil and coolant and god knows what my sloppy coworkers spill on the floor. Not saying I'm perfect, but I keep my bays cleaner than the rest of those pigs.

The older I get, the more my body is playing tricks on me. Dirty, stinky tricks. My feet sweat more now that they ever have before, and my feet are just miserable in the leather boots I have worn for decades.

I'm in need of a oil and chemical resistant sole (vibram has always worked well for me). Im open to leather or synthetic materials for the upper as long as they are chemical resistant but above all else, they need to breathe well and allow lots of air circulation. I would prefer a soft toe. I'm not afraid to spend good money as long as I'm buying a quality product that will last me at least a year.

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I’m wearing a pair of Keen Mt Vernon. I’m a mechanic as well but I walk more than most and average about 8 miles a day. They aren’t the most breathable shoe, but they don’t bother me even at 100+. I have had them 18 months and they will make it 2 years no problem. My only complaint with them is that the laces they came with were way too long, but they are the most badass laces that I’ve ever had come with a pair of shoes.


Keen also has more breathable options so check them out. Try to get ones that are US built, there is a definite quality difference.

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I got some Thorogoods recently. They are comfortable and seem to be holding up good. American made too.
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I got some Thorogoods recently. They are comfortable and seem to be holding up good. American made too.
This. Love my thorogoods!!
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I worked on a ranch when I was a kid and teenager, and work outdoors doing construction type work everyday now. I've worn a lot of different boots. Old school Justin Ropers, Wolverine, Chippewa high heel lace up loggers, etc. By far, the most comfortable and sturdy boot has been the Keen listed below. I've been abusing this boot everyday for two years, and while the sole almost has no tread, the boot is still holding up. Never rolled an ankle, still stays water proof, warm enough in the Colorado winters, and not hot or sweaty feet in the summer. And, I'm 240-250 lbs, so not easy on footwear. Also, the steel toe has a rubber mold around it, so the leather around the toe doesn't get cut/ripped up when it gets kicked into something hard/sharp. I never even notice the steel toe is there unless I drop something on it. The sole is Vibram.

We had a rough winter here in CO. Worked outside in deep snow all winter. Wore these boots, never put on my snow boots. My nephew was complaining his waterproof snow boots were too cold. As a bonus, it really is the most comfortable boot or shoe I own. It'd be nice to have a newer pair to wear around town as my work boots look pretty weathered. If they ever stop making this boot, I'll be pissed (should probably buy a few pairs to stock up).

Only thing to note, the first pair I bought about 4 years ago, were a little too narrow for my foot and at the end of the day, my feet weren't loving life. The pair I bought two years ago, I bought the EE width, and they are perfect. I normally wear a size 12, and my boots are 11.5 and EE width. Not cheap, but well worth the price. I would find a place to try them on to find the right fit.

Keen Utility Dark Brown Mens Dallas Wellington

These work boots feature waterproof full-grain leather, a oil and slip-resistant non-marking rubber sole, and more. Stay protected in these work boots.

• Waterproof Full-Grain Leather
• Goodyear Welt Construction
• 2-Zone Comfort Lining
• TPU Stability Shank
• Steel Toe
• Oil and Slip-Resistant Non-Marking Rubber Sole
• Removable Metatomical Dual Density EVA Footbed

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for people with sweaty feet i highly recommend getting two pairs of what ever boot you get, alternate them day to day so they actually have time to dry out before you put them back on. ive been doing this for a couple years now and wont ever go back to a single pair of boots
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for people with sweaty feet i highly recommend getting two pairs of what ever boot you get, alternate them day to day so they actually have time to dry out before you put them back on. ive been doing this for a couple years now and wont ever go back to a single pair of boots
If I took your advice I would be almost a grand deep in boot cost every year.
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If I took your advice I would be almost a grand deep in boot cost every year.
Yes, but you have two pairs of boots, so they will last twice as long as one pair. Not spending additional money, just more money up front.
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Yes, but you have two pairs of boots, so they will last twice as long as one pair. Not spending additional money, just more money up front.
No shit Sherlock.

It’s just that not everyone can justify the up front cost, quality boots can be expensive.
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I am a heavy equipment field tech and spend roughly equal time in the woods and on concrete and I really like the Red Wing fire fighters. Granted I have White's Pacs for when it's cold and wet and I rarely work in anything over 90*. But I wear them probably 340 days a year for 10 hours or more with no issues.

Also Wigwam Wolf socks.
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No shit Sherlock.

Its just that not everyone can justify the up front cost, quality boots can be expensive.
Keep looking, Watson.

Yeah, I get it. I really do need a new pair myself as my soles are about gone, but I'm two cheap to drop $200 once, so I'm not really talking from a practical perspective. I just wanted to make sure you understood the whole financial layout of the idea.
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Nicks was sold and has changed up. Local shops are now selling Frank's which apparently the old Nicks manager working out of the old Nicks shop.

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I just picked these up last week. I am a shoe guy, never liked boots but the new job requires certain things like steel toe, slip & oil resistance along with a defined heel and these fit the bill.

They're already getting comfortable a week in and my feet don't kill me too bad even at the end of 10 hr days doing pavement work.

https://www.keenfootwear.com/p/M-BRA...cgid=work_mens
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If I took your advice I would be almost a grand deep in boot cost every year.
You're wearing out a pair of handmades a year? Damn!

Just got these and so far they are comfortable and fit my odd shaped foot.
https://www.irishsetterboots.com/wor...-st-83632.html
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Hiax boots are my go to while on patrol. They specialize in bunker boots for the FD guys. Rotate boots or use boot dryer.
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This. Love my thorogoods!!
X3 on the Goods...working in a machine shop(coolant, oil, chips) they hold up and don't kill your back. FUCK loggers on concrete..no more for me.
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The older I get, the more my body is playing tricks on me. Dirty, stinky tricks. My feet sweat more now that they ever have before, and my feet are just miserable in the leather boots I have worn for decades.
You may have a sock problem. Some socks trap the stink.

These have fixed all my sticky feet problems. Expensive but they wear really long if you can keep from dropping welding slag on them...

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I have a pair of old Dickies that I bought close to 10 years ago. I freaking love them! They aren't water proof. But are very water resistant. I spill oil and crap on them all the time. They are very comfortable. They have a great steel toe. I've had them resoled and they are due for another new set of soles again. But the shoe itself is still good, even if they look like they've been to hell and back.

I'm not positive these are the exact same. Mine are a dark brown. But they look like to have the same architecture and the price is pretty similar if I recall. I definitely bought them at Walmart back around the time they first picked up the dickies brand.

You might read the reviews. Quite a lot of positive things said. And at the price, you can buy 5 pairs for what a set of comparable Red Wings costs.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Genuine-D...-Boot/43160403

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You may have a sock problem. Some socks trap the stink.

These have fixed all my sticky feet problems. Expensive but they wear really long if you can keep from dropping welding slag on them...

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I never liked wearing boots all day, too hot and heavy, When I was swing wrenches I went with a composite toe Reebok. They are oil resistant and breathe well and much more comfortable and lighter than most boots not to mention cheaper. Definitely worth trying.
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