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Old 08-21-2013, 09:20 PM
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Chippewa super loggers. Awesome boots but not cheap.
How's the waterproofness? I had a pair of Chippewas 5 years ago with the Chip a Tex lining and it was awful. I don't mind spending $250 on a pair of boots, but I don't want them to fail.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:20 PM
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I wore the soles out the red wing dealer said I did not oil them enough! went through 3 pairs in 5 months. They said no more as did I. 3 pairs of timberlands or cats a year is way less expensive then the $220.00 for red wings. Inserts help with comfort.
How does oil makes the soles last longer
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:24 PM
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:42 PM
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How does oil makes the soles last longer
Keeps the rubber from drying out and cracking in theory
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:00 PM
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I have an wear

Chippewa Super loggers not waterproof

Georgia logger

Keen Utility

Red Wing boot (forgot the model)

all are great boots provided you care of them
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:05 PM
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Keeps the rubber from drying out and cracking in theory
Never heard that maybe they blowing smoke up you ___s
Now I can see it drying out if working in concrete

I never hardly mink oil my work boots Since I wear the heels off in a yr time

My problem Not many Boot companies make boots in A width Redwing make a lot different models in A width
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:02 AM
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Yup its a snake oil thing but I have heard it begore from redwing I don't wear them.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:41 AM
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I was wearing timberland pro's but they would just fall apart in a couple months.

I switched to redwings about 3 years ago... they were the most comfortable footwear I had ever worn. I was getting a year out of a pair until the leather would crack (I'm lead to believe it was from the concrete dust kicking off the demo saw while cutting)

This past spring I went to the boot store to buy my annual pair, and the model that I had been wearing was discontinued... I tried on the pair that the salesman told me was taking the old model's place, they felt like they just needed to get broken in, so against my better judgment I dropped about $225 on them.

Long story short... Worst pair of boots I've owned. the tongue in them doesn't have the padding that my old ones had (I don't think any redwings have a padded tongue anymore) so I get blisters on my lower shins, the insole is super hard, and they must have changed what the seal or treat the inside of the boot with, because I get the most painful rash on my feet if I wear them for more than 12 hours. I wouldn't pay $20 for these boots, let alone $225 again. Its almost like the boots refuse to break in, even after multiple oilings
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:12 PM
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I was wearing timberland pro's but they would just fall apart in a couple months.

I switched to redwings about 3 years ago... they were the most comfortable footwear I had ever worn. I was getting a year out of a pair until the leather would crack (I'm lead to believe it was from the concrete dust kicking off the demo saw while cutting)

This past spring I went to the boot store to buy my annual pair, and the model that I had been wearing was discontinued... I tried on the pair that the salesman told me was taking the old model's place, they felt like they just needed to get broken in, so against my better judgment I dropped about $225 on them.

Long story short... Worst pair of boots I've owned. the tongue in them doesn't have the padding that my old ones had (I don't think any redwings have a padded tongue anymore) so I get blisters on my lower shins, the insole is super hard, and they must have changed what the seal or treat the inside of the boot with, because I get the most painful rash on my feet if I wear them for more than 12 hours. I wouldn't pay $20 for these boots, let alone $225 again. Its almost like the boots refuse to break in, even after multiple oilings
What model of boot you got
Last 2 models I owned has padded tongue
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:39 PM
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I also love KEENs. Used to wear just their hiking boots, but found out this year they make a steel-toed mountain boot. Best of both worlds and they seem to last a little longer than previous brands like Columbia.
All the folks talking about Keen...are we talking about the Keen Utility boot "Portland"? I love Keen shoes for casual wear and have been looking at the utility boot. Only thing is they run about $175.
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