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  1. #27
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    I'm on my 4th pair of Red Wings, and I'm not really pleased with the way the current pair is wearing. They're barely a few months old and they already look torn up. Almost all of them are made in China now, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech Rob View Post
    I'm on my 4th pair of Red Wings, and I'm not really pleased with the way the current pair is wearing. They're barely a few months old and they already look torn up. Almost all of them are made in China now, anyway.
    If I recall the work line is outsourced and the heritage line is us. Around +/- $50 increase
    Between lines.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beachtech View Post
    KEEN

    the detroit mid is my winter boot, and the atlanta is my summer shoe
    A friend suggested I try Keen in the spring. I've had the Detroit Low for the summer and i've got the waterproof detroit mid for the winter. Loved them so far, really breathable, comfortable and amazingly lightweight for a steel toe

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyOneKeano View Post
    A friend suggested I try Keen in the spring. I've had the Detroit Low for the summer and i've got the waterproof detroit mid for the winter. Loved them so far, really breathable, comfortable and amazingly lightweight for a steel toe
    indeed. often times during the work day, i have to look down to make sure i went to work with my boots on, they're that comfortable and light, like a sneaker.
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    I like Keen brand shoes and boots. There industrial series has steel toes.. They are the most comfortable kick i've ever worn. I have posted a link to them

    http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/wa...ustrial/16,658

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    I like the carharts... But with any boot (had redwings, timberland, wolverines, etc) my complaint is the the insole / footbed lining gets all loose and starts peeling away. After that happens, any boot is UNCOMFORTABLE. What boot resists problems like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpjazz1023 View Post
    I like the carharts... But with any boot (had redwings, timberland, wolverines, etc) my complaint is the the insole / footbed lining gets all loose and starts peeling away. After that happens, any boot is UNCOMFORTABLE. What boot resists problems like this?
    I am currently using timberland pros. The ones with the built in meta guard. I had carharts once but they were one of the most disappointing sets of boots I have had. I will buy the timberlands again because definitely. The insoles are in these pretty good and I think they made it past the year old point! That is a big achievement usually in 6-8 months my boots are trashed. Also since the timberlands have the built in metaguard my employer will chip in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpjazz1023 View Post
    I like the carharts... But with any boot (had redwings, timberland, wolverines, etc) my complaint is the the insole / footbed lining gets all loose and starts peeling away. After that happens, any boot is UNCOMFORTABLE. What boot resists problems like this?

    Check out Keen! They have a 1 year warranty. I can almost always get a replacement pair at the end of each year from wearing the soles down. I just take a picture of the soles and email them the picture with a copy of the reciept and they give me a credit for a new pair. I haven't had any problem with the insoles and i'm pretty rough on my gear.

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    BTW, Keen footwear has a 90 satisfaction gaurentee. If you don't dig them you can send them back as long as its with in 90 days.

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    Finally made it in today to get me some new treads.

    I bought the 8" plain toe Thorogood with the dual layered sole. Seem pretty stout. I also bought a pair of Chippewa Apache pull ons... These are just awesome. Clearing them out and figured I would give them a shot..

    Let you know as I get some miles on them.

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    Redwings

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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?
    I have worn wolverine durashocks for about 10 years. I have converted guys that have worn redwings for 30plus years and they have said they will never go back.

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