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Old 10-27-2019, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do we need another boot thread?

I hate boots.

Broke another pair of $200 chinese Danners, 2 weeks out of warranty.
So now lets try a $300 pair of US "made" Danners.

My new Danner Quarry's show up Tuesday.


Wish me luck
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I’ve had good luck with my US made Danners. I hate recommending boots though since there’s such a wide variety of foot types and what fits me may be awful for you. That said, US Danners and the old style US made Oakley assault boots are all I’ve worn for the last ten years or so. I bought about 5 pairs of the Oakley’s since I figured they’d change them and sure enough they did. On my last pair now and it’ll be all Danners soon.

ETA, the Danners I have are the insulated East Ridge boots.
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Been looking for a quality pair of amelican made boots.

Bring it on down!

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Old 10-27-2019, 11:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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https://www.jkboots.com/

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Suck it up buttercup

They are pricey but worth every penny to get boots that will last 5+ years with a couple of resoles, and be more comfortable than any off the shelf boot will ever be. Spend the money to get them made for the insoles if you spend a good bit of time on concrete
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Work boots? Hunting boots?

Work boots I prefer Redwings.

Hunting boots I am loving my Crispi boots I bought last year.
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have just come to the realization that I need to buy new boots every year. I could get 2-3 years out of the old USA made redwings. The new ones not so much. To add to the fact the mom and pop boot store no longer can sell redwings so I get the $250 timberlands. The timberlands I can only make last one year before I got them destroyed.

I thought about getting some really pricey boots but Im way to hard on them. I think its the constant up and down the ladders on my crushers. A fat guy putting all his weight on the arch of the boot does it. Im sure if I lost some weight the boots would last longer lol.

Another problem I have is Im constantly in the water and mud. This causes the stitching to beak down and the boot literally take themselves apart over time. Ill be watching to see what everyone has luck with.
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'll be picking up another pair of US made Rockys. These have worn well and have put up with everything I have done in them for the last 3 years, which is 3 times what I got out of the typical sweatshop boot. The tread is wearing thin or I'd keep them longer.
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Old 10-27-2019, 12:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Trying a new set of Redwings for the shop. Made sure to coat the laces with goop in hopes of not burning through them as quickly.
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Old 10-27-2019, 12:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I had US made danners for 5 years, and they are now getting long in the tooth, but I plan on sending them in to be recrafted to keep for shit kickers around the house. For work, I wanted to try something different, so I went with Thorogood Moc steel toes. Gotta say these things took a full day to break in, but once they broke in, they were super comfortable. If I remember right, price on them was around $220.

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Old 10-27-2019, 12:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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^^^ have a pair for the winter and a pair for the summer. In my 3rd season now and getting to get another set. Highly recommend these
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Old 10-27-2019, 12:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm not sure why people bitch and cry about spending $$$ on boots , for Pete's sake you're on them for anywhere from 8-16 hrs a day. I am probably worse than most women when it comes to shoes, $200-$300 per year doesn't seem bad to me. I did just bought my first pair of Ariats this fall and so far I like them. I have a couple of pair of Carolinas, one steel toe thinsulated loggers and the other just plain old work boots with min thinsulate. I love the loggers but damn they are heavy on my feet. I wear them mostly when I'm doing firewood. I have a pair of Danners that I won and I do like them, a little shorter than I prefer but once I got used to them I like them, no insulation so strictly a warmer weather boot.
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I love Cofra boots.

Tried boots from everyone else, and nothing else comes close. They are an Italian company. A little hard to find in North America, but they are available and a great value.

Light weight, comfortable, and wear like iron. My current pair of Klimt's are going on two years of heavy use now and still look great, which is amazing to me.

Most of their boots have a bonded sole, which I used to avoid as I have had other brands where the sole began to come off, but whatever their process is - it works.

I work in oil and gas, and spend tons of time on concrete. Wear them summer and winter. Great traction in freezing conditions as well, which is important to me because I have had some work boots that had no grip in the cold and were outright dangerous to wear.

I lucked out last year and Amazon was clearing some out at ridiculous prices, so I was able to scoop up several pairs.

I have bought them before from Welcome to Bootworx - Boots That Work (no affiliation), they have a good selection and prices.
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Old 10-27-2019, 05:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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USmade Danners are still good boots. I bought some Chinese ones at the outlet store for $50 that fell apart after about a year.
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Old 10-27-2019, 06:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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In my industry, commercial construction. It seems everyone is wearing thorogoods wedge or red wings of some flavor. I'm talking hundreds of guys.

Me personally, for the last fifteen years. Ive worn a Redwing 608. It's the 8" non insulated. Feet don't sweat feet don't get cold. Two or three years is easy to get out of a pair.

Previously I wore a timberland and could only expect a year from them. The boots that became the timberland pro when they became urban footwear.
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https://nicksboots.com/shop/work-boots/

Suck it up buttercup

They are pricey but worth every penny to get boots that will last 5+ years with a couple of resoles, and be more comfortable than any off the shelf boot will ever be. Spend the money to get them made for the insoles if you spend a good bit of time on concrete

$5-$600 for a 5 year boot that requires 1-2 resoles in that time frame? My US made danners were $230, lasted me 5 years in a heavy duty diesel repair shop with no resoles required in those 5 years. I wore them 14-16 hours a day, and I was on my feet for at least 85% of that time.
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Yeah i dont see it either.

$600 boot + 2 resoles at $80-$120 per resole = $800+

At 5-years, that still $160+ per year.



IO have a few co-workers that are wearing the Danner Quarry, and are getting 2-3 years out of a sole, and 6-8 years out of the boot, even when absolutely abused. That a $300 + 2 resoles for 8 years Works out to well less than $100 per year.
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These fit and wear well. Last 8-10 months in wet,acidic,concrete enviorment.
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New boots every year, not because they fall apart, because I care about my feet (and mostly because my company pays for them ).

Any boot that lasts multiple years probably suck to wear anyway.

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I have zero problem spending $$$ on what my feet are in all day. Just picked up my first pair of Kenetrek mountain boots in 400 gram for winter work/hunting boots. $485. They replaced Cabela's Alaska Hunter by Meindl which were $300? and lasted me over 10 years. I expect great results from the Kenetreks.
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Boots dont have laces.
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Left my spare twistedx boots in my pos Cherokee for a few weeks and now they are a bit moldy/stinky. Any recommendations for a simple sterilization?
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I’ve had my Quarry’s for six years. I still like them.
They replaced those POS Keen boots that leaked after three months and fell apart after six months.
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Left my spare twistedx boots in my pos Cherokee for a few weeks and now they are a bit moldy/stinky. Any recommendations for a simple sterilization?
Yeah, throw in trash and start over.
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New boots every year, not because they fall apart, because I care about my feet (and mostly because my company pays for them ).

Any boot that lasts multiple years probably suck to wear anyway.
Any boot I have to break in every year sucks.

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Ive had my Quarrys for six years. I still like them.
They replaced those POS Keen boots that leaked after three months and fell apart after six months.

Good to hear.

A few peeps I know seem to love Keens, even though they are always bitchin' about some sort of problem with them. And none of them seem so last more than a year
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it's pretty simple. Buy US or Germany (or similar Europe area's) made. Resoleable is nice as that seems to be what wear out on mine.

I like my Lowa's Zephers, no break in needed. Probably not up for hard daily use though.
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