Boot Fanatics

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by PlantscapeSolutions, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
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    They just started selling Keen boots at Cabelas and they are really good boots. The last half dozen pairs of boots I had were Danner which were also decent boots. These Keen boots seem to cradle your feet with better support. If your searching for a great new boot and don't mind spending $180 I would check these out.

    These are steel toe so they are a tax write off. My last boots were not steel toe but I wrote them off anyway.

  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,096

    I'm on my third pair of keens, not paying that much though.
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  3. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 329

    cabelas is a great store but I hardly find a deal.

    IMO Asolo makes a much better boot. But you get what you pay for.

    Wesco boots $700 dollars 15-20 years of life | Asolo boots 2-5 years of life $400 dollars | Keens or another cheep boot $170 dollars 1-2 years of life
  4. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
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    Now it's hard to find products like the Keen boots at a discount since they use MAP pricing. I have a client who is a regional sales rep for Ariat boots and they all use the MAP pricing as well. The Danner boots also had MAP pricing. They do this so retailers do not lose out to someone selling boots for cheap online. It like price fixing but it's legal.
  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,096

    I get them at a local boot store, I just don't get the $180 pair. With the way i wear out the tread it doesn't make sense.
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  6. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
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    LL Beans is more classy then Cabelas. I grew up 30 minutes from Freeport Maine. I'm in Texas so the tall all leather Wesco boots would be too hot. I only buy boots that have the rubber over the toe to prevent tears as well. My feet sweat a lot so my boots are usually ready to be condemed after after six months or so. The salt from sweating a lot is also really hard on boots.
  7. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,719

    While leather certainly breathes, kind of.........a ventilated Goretex boot will offer greater breathe-ability while still offering water resistance. One's sweat will leave the boot as a gas exiting through the Goretex pores...and morning dew/rain will stay out.

    Once I find my appropriate size in a particular shoe/boot...I buy all subsequent pairs through Yes, they will inundate you with email sale offers, but I simply wait until I see 25%-30% off and go from there. Or, just unsubscribe. They frequently have specials on their Clearance Shelf items...and I gotta say I've gotten some super sweet deals.

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