dying with your boots on {but which pair}

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by unit28, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554

    I 've gone through a new pair of boots in less than a month.
    I bought them from a reputable store too.

    Since it's fall I opted for a waterproof design with good leather and a little insulation. The stitches looked good but they literaly came apart.

    I'm going to man up and tell ya,
    they're made in China.

    So literally choking and hacking on leaf dust and dragging tarps loading trailers
    I need a better boot to keep up....I ain't dying without my boots on!

    what's good out there?
  2. redskinsfan34

    redskinsfan34 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    Redwing. Simple as that. You get what you pay for. They can't be beat.
  3. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    i have good luck with rocky boots....I believe they are still made in OH
  4. malinois1

    malinois1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I agree 100%. They are expensive but are the best out there!
  5. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554

    my dad was a cotton picker for years in Mississippi
    He wore a millitary style of Redwings.

    He died years ago, but that's all he wore.
    I tried a pair on and they were tough as nails.
    Seemed like they would be hard to break in.
  6. malinois1

    malinois1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Nope they break-in in about a week or so. I would say they are the most comfortable boot out there
  7. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Those redwings take some time to break in. Once they do...great boots.
  8. jeasley

    jeasley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    I have on a pair of Georgia's right now. I like them alot, (first pair I have ever owned, usually Justin or RedWing). Yesterday I noticed the sole split across the bottom, all the way through and about 4-5 inches across. Went back to where I bought them, and they told me that Rocky just bought out Georgia, and they have had alot of problems with the Georgia boots since. They don't even know if they will warranty them. Now I know I am TOUGH on boots, but these were bought in March, and the rubber sole is now split, something isn't right here........They are calling the factory rep today to discuss it.
  9. greenstar lawn

    greenstar lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 648

    Red Wing boots are worth every penny
  10. deerex

    deerex LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

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