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ARGOS
01-25-2009, 02:02 PM
I need new boots. I like the ones I have been wearing last year. Redwing Oxford with steel toes. They say they are waterproof, but I still have to scotch guard them regularly. I get about 5-6 hours in the rain until they start getting wet.

What do you guys prefer?

punt66
01-25-2009, 02:03 PM
I prefer to not get wet.

Wet_Boots
01-25-2009, 02:40 PM
What do you guys prefer?I go for comfort
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/6213/bunnyslippers1wu5.gif

Mike Leary
01-25-2009, 02:58 PM
Red Wings were my choice for forty years, but I noticed the quality and lack of personal attention at the stores going way down; maybe they're not even made in this country anymore?

AI Inc
01-25-2009, 02:58 PM
Asolo powermatic 500

CAPT Stream Rotar
01-25-2009, 03:10 PM
Go rocky for wet boots..

i like chip- loggers with steel toe n shank

Wet_Boots
01-25-2009, 03:18 PM
I still like Timberland boots, but I always save them for the very end of the season, and wear crappy Texas Steer boots during warmer weather. And for wet service work, I'll wear cheesy imitations of the Maine Hunting Shoes.

hoskm01
01-25-2009, 03:52 PM
In the summer, I wear some water resistant tennis shoes and shorts.

Cooler times get me in these John Deere branded, waterproof, insulated, steel toed wonders. Very comfy. My first pair of Schitt-kickers.

The dogs seem to like them as well, same goes for any shoe in the house.

DanaMac
01-25-2009, 03:57 PM
Asolo Sasslong - sierratradingpost.com
I have 3 different pairs of Asolo boots from STP.

DanaMac
01-25-2009, 04:00 PM
During summer when it's warm, and I'm actually working, I have other shoes/sandals I'll post later. we've talked about this before. Most of you won't agree with my choice, but I'm the boss. I can wear what I want. :)

Stuttering Stan
01-25-2009, 04:12 PM
This is my summer shoe. Very comfortable!!!

punt66
01-25-2009, 04:18 PM
This is my summer shoe. Very comfortable!!!

I think there are other forums in other sites you might enjoy better.

bicmudpuppy
01-25-2009, 11:08 PM
Yes, we've done this one before, but my preference for the last two years has been THIS ONE (http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20564-cat20636&id=0036150823553a&navCount=3&podId=0036150&parentId=cat20636&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=UJ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat601233&hasJS=true) from Cabelas. It will sound bad, but I like an upgraded army jump boot. My last pair were Double H's. I've also worn surplus jungle boots. Comfort has always been my number one concern. If your going to stomp around for a 14 hour day, possibly with wet feet for much of that time, they have to FIT. Having two pair to rotate the boots, and carrying 3 or 4 extra pair of socks makes more sense to me than spending hundreds of dollars on a pair of shoes I'm going to ruin in the mud and water.

Waterit
01-25-2009, 11:21 PM
During the winter or on commercial jobs I wear cheap-a$$ Texas Steers with gel inserts. I've had the $200 boots, they don't last any longer or wear any more comfortable than the $30 variety to me.

During the summer I like to have a couple of pairs of these (http://www.beallsflorida.com/r/Skechers_Slip_ons_Loafers_Mens_Shoes_Cushioned_Insole_Male/product?styleid=134913&top=215&major=216&minor=220) to rotate.

And like bic said, extra socks in the truck year-round.

bicmudpuppy
01-25-2009, 11:41 PM
During the winter or on commercial jobs I wear cheap-a$$ Texas Steers with gel inserts. I've had the $200 boots, they don't last any longer or wear any more comfortable than the $30 variety to me.

During the summer I like to have a couple of pairs of these (http://www.beallsflorida.com/r/Skechers_Slip_ons_Loafers_Mens_Shoes_Cushioned_Insole_Male/product?styleid=134913&top=215&major=216&minor=220) to rotate.

And like bic said, extra socks in the truck year-round.


Those look pretty good, but I have never had any luck with anything I couldn't tie. That sounds funny to me, because I seem to live a large part of my life with them untied. I don't lace the boots tight until I have to go to "work". I find they dry quicker and breath better loose. Low quarters are another matter. I may shove them on with the laces tucked in for a bit, but to do any distance in them without lacing them tight for support leaves me almost crippled by the end of the day. I blame the weak ankles on living in 8" lace ups most of my life.

BTW, army style boots are out now. Golf greens and deep treads don't mix :(

Dripit good
01-26-2009, 07:53 AM
I'm with rotar, Rocky's are the the best......Bear Claws are my choice.

hoskm01 - Is that a Vizsla? I had one and when she died it broke my heart. Best damn dog I ever had.

AI Inc
01-26-2009, 07:59 AM
And like bic said, extra socks in the truck year-round.

Changeing socks and boots at lunch is like putting on new feet. By 5 pm your feet will be thanking you.

greenmonster304
01-26-2009, 08:13 AM
If it is down pouring or I am working in just plain mud I use these.
http://www.muckbootcompany.com/

hoskm01
01-26-2009, 11:38 AM
hoskm01 - Is that a Vizsla? I had one and when she died it broke my heart. Best damn dog I ever had.



No, just a close up of my Lab. Other is yellow. Brothers, papered. Awesome friends.

Buddy has a Vizsla. Good dog. Lots of energy.

irrig8r
01-26-2009, 01:31 PM
My current waterproof boot is the Merrell Radius Mid (wide width!).

http://www.shoebuy.com/pi/wolve/wolve159067_88495_lg.jpg

My previous winter boot was a Cloud 9 from Dunham.... bad tongue design, water got in. I think they improved that one, but I found the Merrell and I like it.