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Boots - What are you wearing???

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by Jabbalaugh, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. ItsHardToKnow

    ItsHardToKnow Loaded Pockets

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    Currently have:
    Doc Martens 8eye/hole in black
    Clarks Desert boot in an orangy brown
    Thorogood 8" steeltoe with a white wedge sole

    Im looking, now, into a pair of Iron Rangers from Red Wing.
    i want something MIA, like my Thorogoods, but also very classy and with some heritage to them. I think the iron rangers go with a lot of styles, and depending on condition can be a bit classy (not as dressy as their beckman line etc), or very laid back.
    I'm buying for casual reasons and the local RW store beats out all retailers online, that Ive found so far, by at least 30 bucks!

    The Docs and Thorogood I paid 50$ each for from friends. The Docs had been worn once, the thorogoods twice. Money well spent.
    The Clarks are nice, dressier casual shoe, and made me want a pair of NICE boots (brand/quality) more. Not that these arent, I just now know I want something that, theoretically, will last me until I die.
     
  2. BlueTrain

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    A word or two here about boots, generally. A fair number of boots are advertised as being waterproof, which I guess is a good thing. In my case, I appreciate it because the place "off the pavement" where I go most often tends to be wet and muddy and I invariably end up wading a creek. But when your boots are only five or sixes high, you have to be careful about how deep the water is.

    Another thing is that boots of all brands have all sorts of different soles. I have two pair of hiking boots, one Danner, the other Asolo, both with Vibram lugged soles. One pair is over fifteen years old, the other two or three years old. The uppers of both are well worn and beat up, yet the soles are in perfect shape. But other Vibram soles, such as those usually used for wedge soles, wear fairly quickly.
     
  3. maasan

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    I have many pairs of boots but these two are my favorites:

    Danner Light
    Very durable, comfortable like a pair of sneakers, and completely waterproof yet breathable. My feet overheat in warmer climate nevertheless, so these are my fall~winter~spring boots. Resoled once.

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    White's Smoke Jumper
    These are heavy, tough-as-nails boots, but to my surprise they are also the most comfortable boots among my collections. Their footbeds are contoured so that arches are naturally supported, resulting in fatigue-less all-day standing and walking. The problems is, they always trigger an alarm at airport security gate, probably because of their embedded huge metal shanks.

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  4. Sheepdog149

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    Today -- Chippewa engineer boots
     
  5. Black beard

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    I have been wearing my Rocky C4 trainers almost every day for over a year. They are still in good shape and I am not gentle on boots!
     
  6. zep_1

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    I love my Keen work steel toes, use to wear Carolinas but those keens sure are roomy, It took me forever to break them in.

    I bought a pair of Danner 400 gram Pronhorns for this hunting season and love them, most comfortable boot out of the box I've ever worn.

    Hard to beat a good pair of Muck boots also.
     
  7. twin63

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    Salomon Quest 4D GTX
     
  8. Schaferhund

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    Still can't take my Ecco Bioms off! So darned comfy![​IMG]


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  9. nick nitro

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    Doc Marten's Wellington. Distressed aviator leather. Comfortable if you like wellingtons. These are about three years old.
     
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  10. Auxiliaryjohn

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    My office boots...West Coast Hi-Liners.
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  11. furbis

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    I've had a pair of these boots for 6 months or so and really like them, the one thing I really dislike is I cant find a pair of socks that will stay up when wearing them.
     
  12. johnbort2

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    I agree. I got mine at tractorsupply and got 3 pair of johndeer socks they are real long and they stay up well.
    Any other of my socks seem to fall.
     
  13. furbis

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    Thats were i got mine also I'll try the John deere socks and see how they work for me
     
  14. Sachmo

    Sachmo EDC Junkie!!!

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    I have worn boots every work day for the past 15 years and I have found Wolverines to hold up nicely. I put my boots through a lot and I can always get 2 years out of Wolverines. I'm a heavy guy and the insides always wear out sooner than they do for most people I'm sure, if you are wearing a size 16 then I'm guessing you are no light weight. You really can't do better than wolverines or red wings at the $120-$200 price point
     
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  15. rat-7

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    I wear Canada West Climber boots for work and Redwing 877 outside of work. For dress occations I have a set of Redwing Heritage Brogue Rangers that took me forever to polish.
     
  16. Sheepdog149

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    Today -- Frye engineers
     
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    Blunnies.


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  18. Sheepdog149

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    My winter-boots are waterproof insulated chippewa loggers 2's. Big 9" warm full safety (electrical/steel-toe) boots that i dont wear for work because i like em too much to abuse em ;) Its a real shame the last couple of winters have been so warm as it makes it hard for me to justify wearing em every day.
     
  20. Sheepdog149

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    "Lonewolf" engineer boots -- Japan made
     
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