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Old 10-15-2013, 04:42 AM
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I have Two pair. Been wearing for the last 12 years. If you invest in a pair of these boots make sure you purchase any model still made here in the USA. Otherwise Redwing will not resole the lower end China models.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:17 AM
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I like wolverine. I believe they are owned by red wing. They last me about 4 years but I only wear them when it's cold.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:55 AM
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Red Wing's that are made in USA are awesome boots...have nearly identical pairs look and fit but one is insulated steel toe the other non insulated and no safety toe...they are able to be resoled....if maintained with oil and cleaner these will outlast your career in the lawn care business...
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:03 AM
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I have worn a number of different pairs of boots over the years. Sometimes I have gone on the cheap instead of Red Wings. Sometimes when I get something cheaper they work out well and sometimes bad. EVERY time I've paid the extra money for Red Wings I've been glad that I did.

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:31 PM
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I'm going on 1 1/2 years on mine. Hope to get another year maybe more. I have steel toes and the leather is wearing of the steel
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:55 PM
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Are you guys buying the stitched on soles or the glue on? Any noticeable difference in comfort over time? Anyone have any experience between the two as to which one would last longer?
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:00 PM
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Are you guys buying the stitched on soles or the glue on? Any noticeable difference in comfort over time? Anyone have any experience between the two as to which one would last longer?
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This is a question that doesn't need much thinking. Glue gets wet and realeses. Stitching you won't have a problem
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:09 PM
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The nice thing about Red Wing Boots is if the stitching starts coming apart or there is some flaw with the boot (not caused by customer) within a year the boot is warrantied.
6 months gets it warrantied. 6 months to 1 year, it gets you 50% back towards a new pair. If you're lucky, and you're within 6 months, and there's a price increase in the boots and you want to replace them with the same style, pay the difference in price, keep your records, and your warranty date resets (otherwise it does not).

I had one pair where the steel toe shifted inside the boot and got it warrantied after about 5 months. But otherwise I've been very happy with mine.

As said above, ONLY consider the ones made in the USA. The rest are crap.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:41 PM
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I have always used red wing boots and I can get 1.5-2 seasons out of them maybe more. This year I bought a pair of irish setters which red wing makes and I like them better. They are a lot more comfortable for about the same price.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:44 PM
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I have always used red wing boots and I can get 1.5-2 seasons out of them maybe more. This year I bought a pair of irish setters which red wing makes and I like them better. They are a lot more comfortable for about the same price.
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Did you get them at a Red Wing store?
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