search sponsored by:
Advanced Search

The Green Industry's Resource Center

View Poll Results: Work boots?
Chippewa Boots 6 5.45%
Wolverine Boots 10 9.09%
Caterpillar Boots 6 5.45%
Stihl Lawngrips Boots 4 3.64%
Georgia Boots 4 3.64%
Red Wing Boots 29 26.36%
Other 56 50.91%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools   Display Modes
Old 03-18-2014, 12:17 AM
Sunset LC Sunset LC is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Olathe,CO
Posts: 38
Just bought a pair of Danners - cordura - gore-tex. Will see how those last. Very lightweight & comfortable. 6 inch.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 03:46 PM
The Don'z The Don'z is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fulton, TX
Posts: 107
Brama Steel Toe (Walmart) I've always gotten good wear from these boots, and their inexpensive.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2015, 05:44 AM
B-Mark B-Mark is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Wasatch Front, Utah
Posts: 3
Most Durable Boots

Michelin brand Sledge boots are the absolute best boots I have ever had. The tread is auto tire tough and tough leather.

I have only used the non-waterproof version because I've not worn out the 6 pair of Michelin Sledge boots I've purchased since 2006 and am still on the 3rd pair.

I most recently came from working in the steel manufacturing industry, very hot/very cold, welding, sharp edges, used indoor/out, stomping with the arch, oil, mud, etc, so they have been through heavy abuse. I have even hiked in the mountains in them.

The steel plant was hard enough we had high turn-over on average of 1 guy/wk. Every other boot I owned lasted 6 months to 1 year at most.

The steel company allowed 6mos - 1yr boot allowances so I picked up 6 pair of Michelins 5 years and after 8.5yrs still have 3 pair to go and the landscape/yard care industry puts less wear on my boots.

There are 2 things I don't like about my model Michelins: 1: non-waterproof so I treat them. 2: Aggressive tread holds mud and dirt so I have to try not to track debris into homes.

Spring 2014 I picked up a waterproof Ariat boot with a smooth sole and it has been comfortable but the leather and sole is already wearing out and I have been switching back and forth with the Michelin so, I will not buy another Ariat but my next purchase WILL get a W.P. Michelin.

I'm 41 years old and have been wearing steel toe boots for about 19 years and have tried many boots.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2015, 01:56 PM
Cedar Lawn Care's Avatar
Cedar Lawn Care Cedar Lawn Care is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 969
I wear size 17. I wear whatever fits that's reasonably comfortable. I can walk into any foot locker and ask what they have in 17. They say they don't carry over 15. It's fun.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2015, 01:54 AM
Stubbs Stubbs is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 5
Caterpillar Birmingham series here. I tried Red Wing and felt they were uncomfortable and ended up getting blistered. I always get two pairs on black Friday from Meijers for $100 cant beat it!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2015, 08:54 PM
LandscapemanFL's Avatar
LandscapemanFL LandscapemanFL is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 91
American Made Thorogood Boots
Kubota, Scag, Stihl
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2015, 10:42 PM
ZLCLawnCare ZLCLawnCare is online now
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 217
red wing....if you get them from the actual dealer they will recondition the leather once per month and will replace the strings all for free for the lifetime of the boot. I buy the lightweight hiking style steel toe. I had a the cap shift on my last pair and left a callous on my toe....took it into the dealer and he ordered me a new pair for free!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 12:06 AM
JMK26 JMK26 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 470
Wolverine hiking boots.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2015, 07:40 AM
Largebore Largebore is online now
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 121
Timberline Pros..
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 01:11 PM
BTCT BTCT is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6
Hmmm. Guess I am different I where rubber boots almost religiously.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 PM.

Page generated in 0.08395 seconds with 9 queries