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Been needing a new pair of good work boots for a while. I've always spent money on good boots, but never bought into the Red Wing deal. However, last month I bought a pair of their Super Sole 8" soft toes. After a month of wearing them (walking 6-7 miles a day) they are fantastic. Very comfortable and holding up really well. At about $265.00 they were expensive. But totally worth it from what I can tell.
 

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Been wearing them for years. My employer gives us a boot allowance of $175 per year so it eases the cost for me.

Plus the 15% union member discount.
 

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Ive had RedWing but I don’t get boot allowance or discount so I have bounced around over different brands. The Durashock were comfortable but didnt hold up to but one winter in the mud. The next summer they were cracking and seams coming apart. But most boots I only get a year or maybe 2 out of so I quit paying for them like I was going to get long life from them. The Wolverines I wear now are very comfortable with very little breakin and last just as long for 1/2 the cost. Justin’s were a joke they didn’t last a year. Had a few others they all typically last me the same.
 

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I've had quite a few pairs over the years. excellent boots. They seemed really lightweight too compared to others.
Wearing some Wolverines now, also like them, and they are holding up well. Went to a cheap work tennis shoe with an oil resistant sole in the summer now, and boots in the winter.
 

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Lucky to get 4 months out of any boots.Always snagging em on metal or dicking them up welding .I normally get Keen because they are light.
 

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I wore Keens for a long time. The toe design was great for anyone getting in and out of trucks and cars all day
With the back injury I have good shoes are super important for me. I am really impressed with how comfortable these are even after a full day in the shop.
 

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I work outdoors and I’ve been wearing them for 30+ years. I’ve tried others, but nothing lasted as long or were more comfortable. I also have a wide foot, so getting the right size with other boots was always a problem. Make sure you take advantage of the free cleaning and conditioning that they offer as it will really help extend the life of the boot.
 

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I read somewhere that some of Red Wings boots are made overseas?
 

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I read somewhere that some of Red Wings boots are made overseas?
News to me. I’ve been wearing danner boots for the past 2 years. They’re a decent boot. I get maybe a year out of a pair, $265 with the tough toe epoxy.
 

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Towards the end of my career,I lucked upon Reebok and Bates snoots,sneaker boots.
I wouldnt wear them in the mudholes,but walking on concrete and such,they were the best.Light as a feather and the zipper was awesome.
But yeah,if working outside in the elements,the beefier stuff.
 

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I wore Redwings for years. The last pair I bought about 5-6 years ago were the same style but made over seas. Never could get them broke in. I switched to Thorogood boots made in the USA. Most comfortable boots i have ever had.
 

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Had a brand new pair of Thoroughgood boots this morning. Had a situation and a pump pit where I had to get a switch. 12" of water and my 8" zip-up Wellington boats. You do the math. they lasted 4 hours new.
 

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any love for Georgia boots?
I'm going on my second year on a pair and they are still holding up good.
plus they sponsor racing.. :)
 

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You have to watch the model......some are imported and most of the top lines are made USA . My #2414 are made in USA
Same here with the Thoroughgood boot I purchased. Imported, but it is the exact boot I wanted. Kept with it, and the brand because overall it appears the give a fuck about made in the USA 🇺🇸
 
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