I will be In Dallas next week and I am gonna try and find a new pair of boots. I need them to be long lasting and maybe have a reinforced toe because I do some work on My knees. I am looking at danner or vasque or redwing. I've got about $250-300 to spend...I just need to know where to start...
I am on my second pr. of Danner Workman GTX's w/ steel toes. They have soles that give (cushion) while you walk so your back doesn't bounce around and grip just enough for a variety of work. Don't pick up mud, small rocks. Uppers are top grain cowhide. Cushioned Danner innersoles. I could not wear out the outsole no matter how hard I tried. The first pr. was 6+ yrs old when they were replaced. The uppers (leather part) went. Comfortable. They are expensive but if you consider the boot, wear, comfort, they are one of the least expensive boots you can buy. Cons: Made in China. Shoe laces wear out. I also wear a Woverine steel toed workboot that is a nice boot but in comparison to the Danner it is a second choice, in my opinion. I also wear a Cabelas Riverton workboot. Cabelas makes a nice workboot but I have never seen a boot wear like the Danner Workman w/ the Vibram TPU outsole. Outsole is the part that is in contact with the ground. Danner Workman boot around 200+ Cabelas about half or a little less/more than that. I purchased both my Danners on the web, one through Amazon, the other was shoes.com (I think) . Danner also has a website. Just Google Danner Workman GTX. Good luck!
I had Rockies when I worked outside. I sometimes had to be out 8 hours in 0 degree weather and also when it was pouring rain. The Rockies were very waterproof and probably as warm as they could be. I also had a pair of rubber Mickey Mouse (military) boots for when it was really cold. They were large but very warm.
I tried on some redwing 1216 with the new boa lacing system and they were VERY comfortbale. However they were a 12 and I need a 13 so I am gonna try to go to the store in the area that has then tomorrow, but I cannot find any reviews on hem because hey are a very new boot. But I still haven't decided on what to get, I am looking for somewhere in Dallas with a lot of danner boots.....
I have a pair of Timberland PRO series that are going to hit 3 years old next week and they are still just fine, but could stand to have new insoles put in. I also have a brand new pair of Doc Martens that I am slowly breaking in to replace the Timberlands. Both are steel toe.
I went the ought 8 pairs of danners in 4 months. They just stopped replacing them.I would not recommend them. I wear Georgia's and just keep them well oiled. Red wings are way to expensive. I could not get the sole to stay on the red wings either. I have no idea about dr martens or wolverine. I work in construction . I have yet to find a boot that will last a year other than Georgia.
ECCO Men's Track II Mid Gore-Tex Boot boots. I wore these on two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and they were so comfortable. They still look brand new today after many years of service. I love them.