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Old 02-05-2014, 07:37 PM
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Best Boot?

Last year I wore some Caronlinas and I liked them pretty well.

Bought some CAT Duncans today but not steel toe.

What do you all wear?
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:12 PM
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:04 AM
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What kinds of work are you primarily doing while wearing your boots?
Riding a Z? Operating a WB? A lil of everything?

Dealing with rain/dew/moisture while working on uneven terrain?

I prefer a ventilated mid-top hiker with Goretex. These breathe well while resisting external moisture. Hikers in general deliver impressive traction & stability for operating a WB/trimmer/blower on slippery slopes. So far, from all the brands I've tried over the years, I like Vasque Breeze GTX the best for comfort and performance.

http://vasque.com/vasque-shoe/7482-v...n-russetorange
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:26 PM
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What kinds of work are you primarily doing while wearing your boots?
Riding a Z? Operating a WB? A lil of everything?

Dealing with rain/dew/moisture while working on uneven terrain?

I prefer a ventilated mid-top hiker with Goretex. These breathe well while resisting external moisture. Hikers in general deliver impressive traction & stability for operating a WB/trimmer/blower on slippery slopes. So far, from all the brands I've tried over the years, I like Vasque Breeze GTX the best for comfort and performance.

http://vasque.com/vasque-shoe/7482-v...n-russetorange
That looks exactly like what I'm looking for! I don't like boots that carry a lot of bulk above the ankle, that bulk seems to only serve as a place to funnel debris into the boot and give the feeling of a less supported ankle. I had a pair of Vasques many years ago and they make a very high quality boot, unfortunately there isn't a very good selection around here and I ended up with some Merrells that aren't exactly what I'm looking for, but still a good shoe. What I like about the hikers over typical work boots is your foot tends to come down flatter with better ground contact than a heeled work boot, really protects those ankles. My feet feel better after a day in hikers than they do in regular work boots too.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:19 AM
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I don't like boots that carry a lot of bulk above the ankle, that bulk seems to only serve as a place to funnel debris into the boot and give the feeling of a less supported ankle. I had a pair of Vasques many years ago and they make a very high quality boot...
What I like about the hikers over typical work boots is your foot tends to come down flatter with better ground contact than a heeled work boot, really protects those ankles. My feet feel better after a day in hikers than they do in regular work boots too.
Those are all good points about quality footwear for our line of work.

While I can't say that Vasque Breeze don't allow debris in from the top, I can say they're better than other brands I've tried. AND, they're cooler than other brands...an important quality I've come to appreciate.

Bryan27, if you ever get yourself a pair of Breeze I'd love to hear your review: for better or worse.

Anymore, I order my boots online, and if you're unable to try them on first to find your size in a particular model/brand...I'll recommend finding your "Euro size" and cross-correlate w/in your desired model/brand. I've rarely been let down with this method. Kudos to Onlineshoes.com for how they operate their business...as I use them 90%+ of the time and usually save 25-30% off of retail by waiting for their best sales.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:22 AM
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Would love to see some more responses. I would say I have never found a boot that lived up to my expectations. But maybe my expectations are just too high. Someone told me when you work outside in all conditions it doesn't matter what boot you buy none of them are going to last all that long. Some I have tried: Rocky slip ons, timberland hiking boots, Lowa hiking boots, Wal-Mart specials, Nike shox, wolverine's. Each of them had there own problems that made me move on to the next brand, however all of them wore out before I thought they should. Maybe I walk funny or something, but the max life for any of my foot wear is about 3-4 months. Is this normal?
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:25 PM
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Would love to see some more responses. I would say I have never found a boot that lived up to my expectations. But maybe my expectations are just too high. Someone told me when you work outside in all conditions it doesn't matter what boot you buy none of them are going to last all that long. Some I have tried: Rocky slip ons, timberland hiking boots, Lowa hiking boots, Wal-Mart specials, Nike shox, wolverine's. Each of them had there own problems that made me move on to the next brand, however all of them wore out before I thought they should. Maybe I walk funny or something, but the max life for any of my foot wear is about 3-4 months. Is this normal?
That's all I get out of a pair of boots but I wear slip in work boot... Right now I have some Ariat work hogs and they are just about shot and I got them in October.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:38 PM
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ive got a pair of timberland pros and i like them. i was in the army for 5 years and really hate boots period. i go threw a couple pairs of shoes a year. used to get boots every year but dont think i will with these. only part i dont like is the weight of the boots and took a lil while to break in. overall though i love em. not bad for $40 nib at a garage sale.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:20 PM
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:12 PM
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I use the short Stihl Lawngrips or various styles of Wolverine boots. Have 4 pairs of Wolverine boots.
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