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    Work boots!

    I'm in the market for some new boots, I currently have Carolina steel toe loggers. 4 months later and the soles are practically worn flat. They have barely any arch support and I don't think that helps either.

    Was thinking about some good Chippewa loggers they seem like a much better boot.

    Any thoughts?

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    I've had timber wolf slip on that wore with in three months. I wear red wing slip on now Irish setter and they are awesome.

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    Bates, cheap and last long time and comfortable. At the same time I don't have to awnser to boss on footwear. Had a pair of red wings once worst boots I ever had. Catapiller are okay, basically had many different ones Bates is the best Iv'e had for a while. I am not a supertech however.

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    Got the Chippewa loggers, the tread is kind of aggressive but any jobs we do where we have to traverse carpet we use soot socks.

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    Red Wings, the older styles, the ones still made in the USA. I wear the style 953, 8" I can't wear them out. I have replacements in the closet for the past year. Old leather Red Wings form to your foot like a glove. Clean with saddle soap & soak leather oil to them 3x a year. Buy a little oversized and add Dr Scoll's inserts.

    They make the 953 in steel tip too, I think maybe 1133? I never tried any of the new Red Wings made in China. I won't need to. The 953 with proper care will last you 5 years, and then have new soles put on to add another 5 years.

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    Have had my red wing lineman/logger boots for a year and they are like new still. I would suggest going to a good red wing store and trying on everything you like. If its not comfortable the second you put it on choose something else. i have heard good things about justin boots too. Weso boots if you can afford them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlanesey View Post
    I'm in the market for some new boots, I currently have Carolina steel toe loggers. 4 months later and the soles are practically worn flat. They have barely any arch support and I don't think that helps either.

    Was thinking about some good Chippewa loggers they seem like a much better boot.


    Any thoughts?
    Chippewa is a very good boot, I don't own the logger style but do have a couple different insulated ones... Just make sure you get one made in the USA because not all of there boots are made here.

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    I am currently wearing timberland pros and very happy with them.

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    Love my redwings!! As a matter of fact I'm going to buy a new pair today! I have done absolutely nothing to them but abuse the heck out of them, tromping through mud, water,you name it and after 2 years its time for another.

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    I been wearing Rocky #6692 steel toes for the last 4 or 5 years. They have a smooth sole so I'm not tracking mud and gravel everywhere I go and a pair usually lasts about a year. They are a little over a C-note, but I don't mind since they last and are comfortable. I wear them 12 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week and have no complaints, except that they aren't made in Ohio anymore.

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    Just wondering if anybody has owned a pair of wesco boots. I know lineman wear then exclusively almost. They cost a fortune buy are handmade in California. They are custom made for you too. I have heard of them lasting 10 years but at 400 bucks a pair they better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dchappa21 View Post
    Chippewa is a very good boot, I don't own the logger style but do have a couple different insulated ones... Just make sure you get one made in the USA because not all of there boots are made here.
    +1

    Chips are the best boot I have ever worn. I am on my second pair now (9" loggers) and they have lasted me 3yrs.

    The last pair of Redwings barely made it a year, their quality has gone down hill.

    Make sure you buy the "Made in the USA" version of any boot, most manufactures now have both a USA and China line, the difference is incredible.
    UA LU189

    10mm, because it's better than .45acp

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    I got the loggers with the chip-a-tex coating and the vibram soles. I love them even fresh they aren't hurting my feet like the Carolina's. They have little metal American flags on the bottom lace so I hope they were made in the us!! They weren't cheap but I got a deal with some coupons, 259 on sale for 239 with a 50 off purchase of 200 coupon and 2 10 dollar coupons at BOBs stores. Can't beat that out the door for 180.

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