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Initial post: Apr 28, 2012 8:25:31 PM PDT
KENNY says:
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...

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 8:38:40 PM PDT
KENNY says:
They don't have to be available on amazon

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 8:40:43 PM PDT
Firefly says:
But Amazon is a good place to search and read a lot of reviews before you go.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 8:54:00 PM PDT
Susan says:
my husband and some of his friends swear by Wolverine boots.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 9:06:27 PM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
Chippewa Men's 25405 9" Waterproof Steel-Toe Super Logger Boot,Bay Apache,14 EEE US

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 6:29:03 PM PDT
Gary Hoyt says:
Kenny,

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!

Posted on Apr 29, 2012 7:43:13 PM PDT
LM says:
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.

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 12:04:52 AM PDT
Lynda says:
My ex always swore by Redwings.

Posted on May 1, 2012 4:45:48 PM PDT
KENNY says:
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.....

Posted on May 1, 2012 7:51:53 PM PDT
KENNY says:
Just tried on the danner workman, and I must say, if the red wings do not work out I will get the workmans

Posted on May 1, 2012 9:50:17 PM PDT
J. Libhart says:
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.

http://shop.timberland.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4064142

http://www.dmusastore.com/p-3165-ironbridge-st.aspx

I understand that Red Wing and Wolveriene are also very good boots.

Posted on May 2, 2012 5:18:23 PM PDT
KENNY says:
Well, I bought the red wing 1216 and I love them but I will update tomorrow after I've worn them some :)

Posted on May 2, 2012 5:41:40 PM PDT
Mister says:
Dr Martens. Each pair lasts a solid 18 months in the oilfield. Nothing else ever came close.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 5:42:46 PM PST
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.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 5:47:47 PM PST
My late husband was extremely rough on his boots and he swore by Redwings.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 5:48:42 PM PST
JHP says:
Red Wing, that's all!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 6:04:25 PM PST
M. Bages says:
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.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 5:13:49 AM PST
JHP says:
ECCO's are not what they used to be. Research reviews!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 5:18:46 AM PST
J. Wente says:
I would go only with Red Wing. It's a great, American-made shoe of artisan quality. Will last forever.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 5:37:34 AM PST
Mel says:
Our crew is about evenly divided between Timberland Pro or Redwing. I don't think you would go wrong with either.
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