Forums / Strategies, Tactics & Training / Boots

4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:04 PM

luckybychoice

luckybychoice's picture


Rank:
Secretary of the Treasury
Points:
6781
Join Date:
May 2009
Location:
United States
Boots

well it's getting time,i gotta replace my boots and i have been wearing Red Wings for the past 6 or 7 years so i am out of the loop as to whats available out there,thought some of you guys might know about a good brand.
The criteria; they gotta be steel toed
i'm leaning toward goretex with leather boots but maybe there's a another suitable material out there in the boot world.

I realize one pair of boots not gonna do it all,but i rotate out of 3 pair,and i'm getting down to one good pair,so it's time to start looking,the boots need to handle tough conditions,water,mud,yet be comfortable for 14-16 hour days.

any suggestions on boots? price range 125-200

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:07 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
how bout

some white go-go boots....like the Dallas Cowgirls wear.

...check... G-AZ
4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:10 PM

luckybychoice

luckybychoice's picture


Rank:
Secretary of the Treasury
Points:
6781
Join Date:
May 2009
Location:
United States

and did you have to get the matching handbag?

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:13 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
they were given to me

well...ok it was at gunpoint.....and i had a Gloria Esteban Mask on....i threw the purse away.....dammit i was'nt thinking

...check... G-AZ
4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:15 PM

luckybychoice

luckybychoice's picture


Rank:
Secretary of the Treasury
Points:
6781
Join Date:
May 2009
Location:
United States
well brother

i still have the video! you are a dancing fool!

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:20 PM

Ebear

Ebear's picture

Rank:
Speaker of the House
Points:
8497
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
elgin, il, United States
LBC

Sorry to sabatoge your forum......boots are cool.....Cabela's always has some great sales on them.

...check... G-AZ
4 years 2 weeks ago, 6:36 AM

Knesekguns

Knesekguns's picture

Rank:
Colonel
Points:
111
Join Date:
Nov 2009
Location:
Van Buren, AR, United States
these are

these are great

http://www.steel-toe-shoes.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Produc...

www.KnesekGuns.com - sales@knesekguns.com - 479-474-1680
4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:08 PM

Vaquero

Vaquero's picture

Rank:
General of the Army
Points:
5482
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
West Texas
LBC

Lace up.
Rocky or Danner.
I got over 3 years on both.
Both in the price range.
Pull ons, Red Wing as far as I am concerned.

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:12 PM

Anonymous

LBC

White's or Hawthorn's.both well built boots!made by the same people.both brands are fully rebuildable either thru them or a cobbler(bootmaker)

http://www.whitesboots.com/index.php

4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:12 PM

ivantank

ivantank's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
3383
Join Date:
Feb 2009
Location:
lancaster, south carolina, United States
LBC..like Vaq saids

RED WINGS

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:17 PM

Vaquero

Vaquero's picture

Rank:
General of the Army
Points:
5482
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
West Texas
Cordura uppers

With leather lowers, gore tex all the way!
Be careful on the thinsulate, you can get too much real easy.
600 gram is borderline HOT, down here.
The lace ups wont come off crossing sloppy ass creek bottoms like slip ons.
DR,. Scholls makes concrete feel like marshmallows.
I reckon you know most of this.

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:20 PM

ecaman

ecaman's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
2613
Join Date:
Jul 2009
Location:
Payson, UT, United States
Boots

There may be others that are as good as Red Wings, but I've never found them.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:25 PM

zx12rmike

zx12rmike's picture

Rank:
President Pro Temp
Points:
7870
Join Date:
Dec 2008
Location:
commiefornia, United States

Call your girlfriend Nancy Sinatra, she'll hook you up!

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
4 years 23 weeks ago, 6:29 PM

luckybychoice

luckybychoice's picture


Rank:
Secretary of the Treasury
Points:
6781
Join Date:
May 2009
Location:
United States
thanks for the replys

just trying to get an idea if there's anything new out there,i seem to destroy boots from the inside out or crack the soles in half,Danner has a really good warranty,thanks for the heads up on them,yep, lace ups,goretex,Dr.Scholls,steel toes,matching belt and ....wait.. wrong forum..

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 23 weeks ago, 10:34 PM

Shakleford

Shakleford's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
2439
Join Date:
Feb 2009
Location:
Ft. Worth, Texas, United States
Lucky

Gotta stick with the Red Wings........Best work boot in my opinion! I worked at Cavenders Western Wear for many years, and we carried Wolverine and Justin..........I couldn't lie to people wanting a work boot that would last, so I sent them to the Red Wing Store!

"Two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel. One is the colors that fly high and proud the red the white the blue.The other ones got a rattlesnake with a simple statement made, Don’t Tread On Me is what it says"
4 years 23 weeks ago, 1:46 PM

TXLUCKYGUY

TXLUCKYGUY's picture

Rank:
Major General
Points:
378
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Matterhorn

I've worn Matterhorn boots for the better part of 13 years now (they're evil black 'combat' boots mind you, although they offer some models in tan).

You can get them with or without safety toe, with 0-200-400gm Thinsulate. They're tough and stand-in-the-lake waterproof, and take a decent shine.

The 200g version has been just fine 9 months out of the year in TX and TN. The only complaint I can think of is that I lace mine very tightly, and the laces in one pair seemed to wear out quicker than the rest.

I had the rear seam on a pair of Danner's bust in less than a year...I think I'll try to send 'em back and get 'em fixed.

The Matterhorns are generally 15-25% cheaper than a similar Danner model.

4 years 22 weeks ago, 1:10 PM

luckybychoice

luckybychoice's picture


Rank:
Secretary of the Treasury
Points:
6781
Join Date:
May 2009
Location:
United States
thanks TX

i checked them out,looks good,think i'll give 'em a try.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 22 weeks ago, 2:23 PM

TXLUCKYGUY

TXLUCKYGUY's picture

Rank:
Major General
Points:
378
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Matterhorns

I found a deal on Matterhorns at Sportsmans Guide a while back....they had some off-sizes and women's sizes at less than $70 a piece. Every now and then you can find some great deals if you shop online, esp. since the name is not as recognizable as Danner.

4 years 22 weeks ago, 4:35 PM

Builtf0rdtough

Builtf0rdtough's picture

Rank:
Lieutenant General
Points:
903
Join Date:
Nov 2009
Location:
FL, United States

I agree with the redwings. i worked construction and i used redwings..still wear them today, got 6 years on them. i also have a pair of rockys..the rockys are more comfy but the redwings are much more durable....although I must say, when I bought my redwings they were made in AMERICA....the ones I looked at last month were from china....even our boots have gone downhill.

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy"-Winston Churchill
4 years 22 weeks ago, 11:57 PM

luckybychoice

luckybychoice's picture


Rank:
Secretary of the Treasury
Points:
6781
Join Date:
May 2009
Location:
United States

a made in china tag on it,if i can help it,i was gonna buy some work gloves the other day,but it said "made in vietnam" on them,WTF?

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 4 weeks ago, 8:15 PM

CharlesW

CharlesW's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
4860
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
Live in the wilderness, Republic of Texas, United States

and buy farm raised catfish
from Vietnam

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
4 years 22 weeks ago, 12:00 AM

CharlesW

CharlesW's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
4860
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
Live in the wilderness, Republic of Texas, United States

my wife's plaque boards come from there.
Look at all the cars from South Korea
My Ford truck was made with Meskin parts

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
4 years 22 weeks ago, 12:05 AM

luckybychoice

luckybychoice's picture


Rank:
Secretary of the Treasury
Points:
6781
Join Date:
May 2009
Location:
United States
i know about Fords

but there is no "south" vietnam,i know what you meant tho,i have just been trying to buy American goods,willing to pay a bit more too,don't like the direction our industrial base is/has gone at all.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 22 weeks ago, 12:11 AM

Anonymous

Whites Boots

are handmade in Spokane Washington that is why I wear them.pair I have now are 10 inch linemans boots with a ladder heel and steel toe and heel.bought them 5 yrs ago and they have about another yr on them before they will need rebuilt/resoled

4 years 14 weeks ago, 9:54 AM

HKBauer

HKBauer's picture

Rank:
Lieutenant General
Points:
1532
Join Date:
Jul 2010
Location:
United States
Georgia Boots

When working at a grain elevator I wore the 6" logger sole lace ups woth the steel toe, they were confortable and cost around 150 -200 dollars.

4 years 4 weeks ago, 7:04 PM

tallguy007

tallguy007's picture

Rank:
Lieutenant General
Points:
1956
Join Date:
Aug 2010
Location:
yavin, outer rim, American Samoa
great deals

www.zappos.com and www.sportsmansguide.com both are great as for brand u choose get free mags from sporstsmsmans 1-800-888-30-06 oh the got ammo and every thing .

DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR
4 years 4 weeks ago, 1:03 AM

greg az

greg az's picture

Rank:
Secretary of Homeland Security
Points:
5873
Join Date:
Oct 2009
Location:
New York, NY, Tokelau

Honestly i've only had a couple pairs of expensive boots it's pretty much what ever is in stock cheap in size 13.. when i was running trails, and backpacking it was a deal.. i liked the Nike lava domes.. But boots have to be plain toe..

I know this is bizarre but i have a thing about spit shined toes.. Always did.. even before i joined the Dept. Couldn't wear metal toe at work.. Could but had to unlace to clear metal detector three or four times a shift.. so nope..

I've got one pair brown, and two black.. and all three have mirror toes..course the brown is just shinny.. size 13..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
3 years 24 weeks ago, 9:04 PM

Reaper308

Reaper308's picture


Rank:
Secretary of Defense
Points:
6226
Join Date:
Jun 2008
Location:
Airstrip One, Oceania
boots

this thread is pretty old, so I'm sure you've already bought your boots... just though I'd add my $2.02. I've had some Danner desert TFX rough out GTX's for about 6 months. Not steel toe, but pretty nice all around boot. Pretty flexable while still being high enough for good support with a Gortex lining. I didn't want anything too warm because it gets damn hot here, but I did have them out this winter in some retty cold weather and I was fine with some good socks on.

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."

Who's Online

Guns Lot Activity
Users
Currently Active Users: 474 (1 member and 473 guests)
captmax

Users Active within the last 24 hours
captmax, tallguy007, nobile157, Caber, gomer, jpdental, presslerms, teko52, gunslingercharlie
Guns Lot Statistics
Stats Topics: 8,654, Comments: 161,088, Members: 23,517
Welcome our newest member: Hank6046

Recent Activity