great tread chuck, i just got a pair of mid detroits. very comfortable and yes they have great gripsion ( if that is a real word)
Yeah I actually can't believe how well they grip, good tread it is just spaced better. I still love my Detroit keen ESD. I wish I got the mid though, I had to wear my Chippewa loggers the other day in the snowstorm and my knees hurt for two days afterwords.
I have used red wings for 6 years just started wearing my second pair. They are steel toe electrical resistant water resistant slip resistant and very comfortable.
I am looking at the 8" Portland, as that has been the one that my guys seem to like. I will let you know how they workout.
I've always work wolverines. Was going through two pair a yr. last round i bought some redwings hoping that they'd last longer esp since they were 189.00. They are comfy but sadly no more life than 6 mo out of them. The only boots i have ever been able to make last longer than 6-8 months were my doc martins got over a year out of them before they couldn't be worn comfortably any more
Do not think I ever seen the Keen brand. I am also ready for a different brand. Tried all kinds. The more expensive brands usually last about 9 months to a year.(100-150 range) Get about 6 months out of the cheaper brands. I buy Insulated, water proof and steel toe so I usually like to go to a boot store because they have different sections and I know what boot is in what section. Bought a pair of Tim Pros that were uninsulated last summer for 170 but the soles wore a lot quicker then usual. Then found out that Dicks had same boot for 140.
two pairs of royer "mother of all boots". Seriously, that's what that model is called.
The nice thing is work boots can be used as a tax deduction
Those Timberland Pro boots are nice. I used to wear them a lot... but they're also like having your feet buried in concrete (extremely heavy). If you like them, you should definitely check out the Keen boots!
i love my timberland pros but the weight of them does take some getting used to. other than the weight, no complaints, they are as comfortable as my nikes
Love my Keen targheen II nad their industrial series with steel toes. Sierra trading post has targhee on sale for 50% off! I bought a few pair.
These are the ones i wear. I like the low cut but you can get the same style in a higher cut.