Red Wing boots~yes or no?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by buckhigh, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. buckhigh

    buckhigh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    Considering investing in a more expensive boot rather than spending a few bucks several times a year. Anyone have any luck with Red Wing boots with a vibram sole? How long are they lasting you? Are you getting a full season out of them? How comfortable are they and do they help with plantar fasciitis? Thanks for all feedback...
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    New Balance.
  3. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,376

    Red Wings are one of the better brands. If I am lucky I can get a year. My problem is pronation. I wear the heels off on the outside. For the plantar fasciitis I use orthotics along with the liners that come with them. Good boots but pricey.
  4. DQL10

    DQL10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    Love mine. Have 4 pairs and wear a different pair each week just to keep them from wearing out so fast. Plus side is once you eventually do wear the sole out they can re sole them.
  5. baileylawnservice

    baileylawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    I love mine I get the pull on pecos non-safety toe. I love them I have worn them for 2 seasons now. I think this winter I will have hem resoled.
  6. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,376

    Resoling costs $60+ here. What have you been paying?
  7. BladeGunner

    BladeGunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    I get a year out of my $25 tactical boots from Big 5 Sporting Goods. The brand name is Response Gear Tactical Footwear....been wearin em for the last 3 or 4 years.
  8. DQL10

    DQL10 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    I think they are around 60 as well. Not really sure as I have yet to have a pair re soled. My father had a pair resoled but don't know how much he paid. I want to say it was a little more due to he had a special sole for the electrical hazard boot he wore.
  9. jp@absolute

    jp@absolute Banned
    Messages: 22

    I get the Red Wing 2409 boats they have an aluminum composite toe instead of steel which makes them lighter, and also my toes don't freeze as bad during the winter. I work for a towing company full time during the winter and do both towing and lawn care during the summer months. I have had the same boots for 3 years. 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.
  10. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,720

    If you're behind a walk behind all day...I'll recommend Redwing's hikers that feature an offroad tread. Many 'workboot treads' do not offer much lateral stability on slippery slopes.
    Also, and I could be wrong, but I believe that not all Redwings are re-soleable. And some models are insulated which would TOAST your feet in the Spring/Summer/Fall.

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