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Old 10-21-2013, 10:03 AM
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I just buy the cheapest pair of boots I can then put insoles in them. These are the best I've found

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/braz...wn&N=891782427
I have those identical ones but they are a different brand brahma I believe or however you spell it.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:03 PM
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I will 3rd the Brahma (Alpha) from Walmart; don't think the other guys had the Alpha, and I am not sure of the difference. I think I paid $38.00 for mine and they have steel toe (and are still light enough), waterproof and have slip resistant soles. I have never purchased shoes from Walmart prior to these, but tried several different types this season and this was the best for me. I stand on some very steep slopes quite often. In my opinion, these are the best for the money as an all around work boot.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:43 PM
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Ya, I used to spend a lot of money on boots and always wore through about 2 pairs a season. I honestly don't notice until the very end of the day. If I wear them without nice insoles though my feet will definatly be sore
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:57 PM
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New boots...

Stihl has some nice shoes/boots meant for grass traction
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:20 AM
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Stihl has some nice shoes/boots meant for grass traction
Thought they dropped those a couple years ago? I tried a pair on... Not comfortable for me.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:45 AM
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Never knew Stihl "made" boots.... Were they actually Stihl's or just sold and licensed under their name?
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:54 AM
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Update on the boots please!! Haha
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:56 AM
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Update on the boots please!! Haha
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Sure.... The boots were placed in "semi-retirement" earlier in the year. I purchased a pair of Georgia Boots (G025 Comfort Core low heel loggers).

After wearing the Georgia's for about 2 weeks I definitely liked the wear and feel of the Irish Setters much better. I did like the fact that the Georgia Boots had a Vibram sole, but they ended up being noticeably much heavier. After 8+ hours daily, that makes a big difference. I ended up getting 1/2 size smaller in the Georgia boots because they slipped a little in the heel, but still yet they started wearing blisters on my feet.

The Georgia Boots actually cost about $70 more than the Irish, $215 compared to $145. I actually tried contacting Georgia Boot a couple times over some premature wear issues with the boots (stitching coming loose on the sides, insoles that didn't last a week...). I never got an answer from them.

Back to the Irish Setters.... the reason they were put into "semi-retirement" was they got a bad case of swamp foot. We were working in a very marshy area and I ended up stepping into some water that went up, over and down into the boot. I will say that the Gortex was doing great until you get to the point that the water is so high that it becomes irrelevant.

About 3 weeks ago we were on vacation and visiting an outdoors/hiking/camping store and saw a pair of Oboz, I had never heard of them. They are totally different than anything I've wore before, they are a lightweight hiker, 6" (http://obozfootwear.com/products/men...erse-mid-bdry/). I'll post a short term review on them shortly hopefully. So far I give them a B+.
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:30 PM
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Awesome awesome awesome!!! I'm pretty much sold on them from your great review over time. Which ones do you get a B+ to? The Irish or the new ones you just found? The oboz?
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Awesome awesome awesome!!! I'm pretty much sold on them from your great review over time. Which ones do you get a B+ to? The Irish or the new ones you just found? The oboz?
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The Oboz... I'll try to get some new pics of all three pairs in the next couple of days... For the money the Irish Setters have been the best.
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