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Boots is Boots

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by HMHaines, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. HMHaines

    HMHaines

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    Aug 15, 2018
    Share your favorite work/daily-wear boots. If they've got a story, or if the picture does, tell it. As is protocol, I'll go first.



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    Red Wing 402
    Had these for about 8 years. Got them as remuneration from the company when I was commissioned to make a shelf for their headquarters. They're getting ruined after all these years of abuse and neglect, but I still adore the damned things. This photo was taken on the roof of the National Farmer's Bank in Owatonna, Minnesota. The bank is a gorgeous old building that I helped restore during my summer as a stone mason's assistant/laborer.
     
  2. SharpieB

    SharpieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2017
    Same here but my Red Wings have the beige sole. Expensive but almost indestructible.

    I am a big fan of Blundstones as well. I finally wore out a pair I wore almost daily for a decade last year and have been wearing these ones a lot since..

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  3. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Twisted X buckaroo boots. Great boot for the money. I wore these till the linings rotted away. Still in the closet somewhere:

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    They'd done every kind of ranch work there is in all weathers. Not work here I'm checking to see if there were any knife handles in this old burl. Wasn't, not really.

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    Heck we even play Bball in boots:

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    Had these ones made for the wife. She loves em.

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    Had these custom built for me by Ozuna Boot Co. Craftsmanship is second to none.

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    Lots of stitching in them puppies.

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    The two of us and our boots:

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  4. Dddrees

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  5. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    Previous pair of 8” RedWing that were discontinued so I had to find something else.
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    Current RedWing 82406 6”
    These are the first pair of boots I get 2 full years of use out of and the first pair that I have replaced with the exact same thing. I only wish they had the pull loop on the back as opposed to a pull tab but it’s not a deal breaker.
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  6. sparkyvega

    sparkyvega

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    Sep 11, 2017
    Ariat WorkHog. Good support and comfortable.
     
  7. Dddrees

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  8. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    I can't post pics here, but... I've had a pair of Filson Uplanders that are going on 19-20 yrs old now. Still in great shape. Owe a lot to Obenauf's LP in keeping them that way.
     
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  9. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Also a big fan of my Red Wings, these are probably going on 5 years at least, the wide toes on this model look a bit clown-shoey but they are super comfortable :)

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  10. HMHaines

    HMHaines

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    Aug 15, 2018
    I'm glad to see you guys sharing in this thread, hope the pics keep coming. There's something great about an abused pair of workboots. Makes me feel like something's getting done.
     
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  11. Dddrees

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  12. Dddrees

    Dddrees

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    Dec 13, 2015
    So if your looking for leather that is extremely water resistant then Zug is the leather for you.

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  14. bonzodog

    bonzodog Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 3, 2011
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  15. Krav

    Krav Platinum Member Platinum Member

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  16. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    I'll be in the market for a good pair of work Boots in the months to come, Redwings is by far the name most thrown around.
     
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  17. oldmanwilly

    oldmanwilly Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 7, 2014
    Hey @Horsewright, where did you find a pair of Twisted X Buckaroos with a red shaft? I looked at their website and only found offerings in light brown. Do they have some kind of custom shop or did you just happen upon a limited run?
     
  18. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    They are very old @oldmanwilly from when Twisted X first got started as a company. I've got a pair of green tall tops from them as well. I've seen em kinda change their designs every couple of years or so. Yeah I just checked out their site, hadn't been on it in years. They use to have a whole buckaroo boot section now only two pair.

    Couple more pics of my Ozuna's in action. These pics were Sunday evening.

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  19. Krav

    Krav Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2013
    Top pair are Bates, found them as a "one off" for like $35. Awesome deal, I've beat the crap out of them and the stitching is still holding, with limited conditioning.

    The black danners are excellent as well, what I like most is I can send them to get resouled anytime.
    I'll be doing that soon, I wore a nice flat spot on the bottom.
     
  20. Dddrees

    Dddrees

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    Dec 13, 2015
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