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Old 04-05-2014, 01:18 PM
Doreen Doreen is offline
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Red wings work boots

Red wing work boots
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:34 PM
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:26 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, 12:19 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 04-08-2014, 10:02 AM
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I like the Georgia Boot "Mud dogs" Rubber lowers and leather uppers.
I also have a pair of 18" Red Head Snake Boots great for weed eating and
any surprises.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:19 AM
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[dBLawncare;4952992]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?[/QUOTE]

I will tell you right now the best boot ever is Wolverine. Particularly the durashocks
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:26 AM
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I want to pick up some mucks this year
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:04 PM
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I wear Ariats work hogs. In summer I wear Ariat Terrians. They are a hiking type boot. I like redwing boots also. The Ariats are a lighter boot though.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:46 AM
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You can go jogging in Wolverine durashocks that's how comfortable and light they are. Best Price I found was on amazon.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:40 PM
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I want to pick up some mucks this year
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Everyone in AK wears mucks or bogs now that Xtratuffs are made in china, which is so hilariously ironic, since mucks and bogs are…. made in china!
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