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Red Wing boots~yes or no?

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

  1. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    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.
    easy-lift guy
  2. jackal

    jackal LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    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.
  3. LewisLawn

    LewisLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    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...
  4. MBDiagMan

    MBDiagMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    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.

    My $0.02,
  5. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    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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  6. buckhigh

    buckhigh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    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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  7. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Messages: 4,143

    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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  8. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    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.
  9. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    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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  10. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,254

    Did you get them at a Red Wing store?

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