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Topic: New work boots
Posted By: cheaptrick
Subject: New work boots
Date Posted: January/22/2014 at 13:58
Always been a Red Wing work boot fan, but just got some Chippewa work boots and I'm mildly impressed.
Very good arch support and seem well constructed, but we shall see after a few days in the concrete slurry that resides around the hopper of a concrete pump truck. Wet concrete really plays havoc with the stitches on boots, so I prefer a cement weld as opposed to a stitched sole found on higher quality boots, like Danners, etc.    

I've been wanting to try Chippewa boots for some time now. I've got my Muck brand boots for snow and really wet weather. I'm sold on Muck boots after using them in the dismal Ohio winter a few years ago. 

Come summer time I'm going to try some Corcoran boots, I think.   


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Posted By: jonoMT
Date Posted: January/22/2014 at 15:20
Speaking of boots, I just saw the strangest thing. I looked out the window of my office and saw one of the neighbor's retrievers carrying one of my muck boots around in his mouth. I went out there to get it back and quickly figured out why he'd gotten it out of the garage. The freakin' mice are back and dumped a bunch of dog food in it. Time to set some traps.

Funny how incidents like that end up doing you a favor. Like the idiot up the hill who let a "controlled" burn go overnight last March (illegal here). It really got me to do some serious fire mitigation around the property.

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Posted By: stickbow46
Date Posted: January/22/2014 at 15:34
+2 for the Mucks..........

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 09:02
I hate mice....squirrels, rodents in general. 

Yes, Muck boots are wonderful. 


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Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 09:09
Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

Speaking of boots, I just saw the strangest thing. I looked out the window of my office and saw one of the neighbor's retrievers carrying one of my muck boots around in his mouth. I went out there to get it back and quickly figured out why he'd gotten it out of the garage. The freakin' mice are back and dumped a bunch of dog food in it. Time to set some traps.

Funny how incidents like that end up doing you a favor. Like the idiot up the hill who let a "controlled" burn go overnight last March (illegal here). It really got me to do some serious fire mitigation around the property.


Get a cat, then no more mice.  Smile


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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 10:54
I think our tomcat was raising mice for sport.

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 11:34
Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

I think our tomcat was raising mice for sport.

Smoking


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Posted By: jonoMT
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 11:55
I wouldn't rule a cat out. Have had some good mousers over the years. However, our dog considers cats sport. D-Con for the time being.

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Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 12:11


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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 12:38


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Posted By: stickbow46
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 12:46
Roll on Floor LaughingLaugh Above 

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Posted By: Sgt. D
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 13:59
Its not a gift. Its a warning!!

Yea like the time my daughter's cat came from the back yard totin a 20" moccasin and dropped it at my feet. Snake didn't have a scratch on em. Why it didn't bite the cat, who knows??? But soon as it saw me it went wild striking full body length at ME!!! Fortunately I was only a few steps from a round shovel. Wanted to hit the cat first but priorities!! After a couple quick chops the cat looked at me like. "wadya do that for???" Reinforces my dislike for cats...............

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Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 14:04
Our cat leaves a mouse by our garage door a couple times a month in the warmer months.  Pisses me off as I have to clean it up.  But at least he is killing those suckers. 


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Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 15:14
I hate it when cats leave the intestines on the door mat.Then you find them when they squish between your toes when going out the door.


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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 15:29
I hate cats..TOO. (Targets Of Opportunity.) Wink

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Posted By: Sgt. D
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 17:13
[QUOTE=cheaptrick] I hate cats..TOO. (Targets Of Opportunity.)QUOTE]

+1000

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Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: January/23/2014 at 21:53
Especially black and white ones




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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/24/2014 at 08:18
i just started wearing mucks, and i bought a pair of the arctic pro st's, they are pretty nice boots, nice enough i think i will purchase a pair of the much chore st's for the spring time when its muddy. Normally though, i prefer danner's, the super rain forest has to be one of the best boots made...


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Posted By: deafinoneear
Date Posted: January/24/2014 at 12:24
I won't buy stitched sole boot of any kind, the ones I have bought in the past did not last but 6 months or less.


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: January/24/2014 at 13:42
My only real problem with stitched soles is that wet concrete gets on the threads and starts rotting them out. If I could stay out of the sloppy slurry at the rear of a concrete pump, I wouldn't have any problems. My Danners have held up real well, but if I'm wearing them, I won't get near wet concrete.  

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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: January/25/2014 at 05:15
Stitched soles as you call them are really known as welted and are far superior to direct attach or glued bottoms. It;s the lime in cement that kills leather boots and there isn't a manufacturer that will guarantee any boots used in cement or for that matter manure either.

Whacko


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Posted By: deafinoneear
Date Posted: January/25/2014 at 09:03
Originally posted by Peddler Peddler wrote:

Stitched soles as you call them are really known as welted and are far superior to direct attach or glued bottoms. It;s the lime in cement that kills leather boots and there isn't a manufacturer that will guarantee any boots used in cement or for that matter manure either.

Whacko


Not in my experience.
You'll notice ALL of the top end backpacking/hiking boots have no "welted" sole. The welt its self is a flawed design. Just one example.

http://www.asolo.com/en/products/backpacking-en - http://www.asolo.com/en/products/backpacking-en


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: January/25/2014 at 09:16
I think most high end military boots are stitched.  

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/25/2014 at 09:23
i know white's and nick's are as well. They are pretty tough wild-land firefighting boots.
 On the other hand, the danner ICH military boot, is not stitch-down construction.

http://www.danner.com/boots/ich-7-olive.html - http://www.danner.com/boots/ich-7-olive.html


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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: January/25/2014 at 09:23
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

I think most high end military boots are stitched.  


We make boots for the Army and Air Force in the same plant in Merrill Wisconsin that we make some of our hunting boots and casual shoes in. We also make Filson's boots in the same plant.


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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: January/25/2014 at 09:25
Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i know white's and nick's are as well. They are pretty tough wild-land firefighting boots.
 On the other hand, the danner ICH military boot, is not stitch-down construction.

http://www.danner.com/boots/ich-7-olive.html - http://www.danner.com/boots/ich-7-olive.html


That's to save weight.


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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/25/2014 at 09:34
honestly, ive worn out a ton of red wing boots. When i first started wearing them, when i was moving dirt, a pair of the top end red wings would maybe last me 3 months. After i switched to danners, i didnt have that problem. I tried a pair of keene's last year, and in the oil fields they lasted me about 6 months. I sent my danners back in to get re-crafted and wore them. I'm going to bring them back out again this summer, i will continue to wear my mucks until it warms up. Then i think during spring time i will buy a a pair of muck chore st's, i will also wear them after it rains, since i can tuck my pants in them and keep them from getting muddy.


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They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"


Posted By: Sparky
Date Posted: January/25/2014 at 11:12
Originally posted by deafinoneear deafinoneear wrote:

Originally posted by Peddler Peddler wrote:

Stitched soles as you call them are really known as welted and are far superior to direct attach or glued bottoms. It;s the lime in cement that kills leather boots and there isn't a manufacturer that will guarantee any boots used in cement or for that matter manure either.

Whacko


Not in my experience.
You'll notice ALL of the top end backpacking/hiking boots have no "welted" sole. The welt its self is a flawed design. Just one example.

http://www.asolo.com/en/products/backpacking-en - http://www.asolo.com/en/products/backpacking-en


Fabiano boots are definitely top end and they use welted construction.


Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: January/25/2014 at 11:15
I like Chippewas although I haven't had a pair in a long time.  Arctic 50s are now $275!    Shocked

I always get Goodyear Welted stuff so they can be re-built.  I had some real good Timberlands that lasted me a long time.  


I don't buy disposable boots with the soles as part of the shoe.   


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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: January/25/2014 at 12:29
Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

honestly, ive worn out a ton of red wing boots. When i first started wearing them, when i was moving dirt, a pair of the top end red wings would maybe last me 3 months. After i switched to danners, i didnt have that problem. I tried a pair of keene's last year, and in the oil fields they lasted me about 6 months. I sent my danners back in to get re-crafted and wore them. I'm going to bring them back out again this summer, i will continue to wear my mucks until it warms up. Then i think during spring time i will buy a a pair of muck chore st's, i will also wear them after it rains, since i can tuck my pants in them and keep them from getting muddy.

What do you mean "wore them out"? My last Red Wings lasted me 2 years. Dude...your riding around on equipment all day long! Thinking  


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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: January/26/2014 at 12:40
Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:

I like Chippewas although I haven't had a pair in a long time.  Arctic 50s are now $275!    Shocked


Hey, y'all. I found the last pair of Arctic 50's Ed owned. 

 




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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: January/26/2014 at 12:53









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Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: January/27/2014 at 09:47
Originally posted by deafinoneear deafinoneear wrote:

Originally posted by Peddler Peddler wrote:

Stitched soles as you call them are really known as welted and are far superior to direct attach or glued bottoms. It;s the lime in cement that kills leather boots and there isn't a manufacturer that will guarantee any boots used in cement or for that matter manure either.

Whacko


Not in my experience.
You'll notice ALL of the top end backpacking/hiking boots have no "welted" sole. The welt its self is a flawed design. Just one example.

http://www.asolo.com/en/products/backpacking-en - http://www.asolo.com/en/products/backpacking-en


I guess I better inform Weinbrenner / Thorogood that welted boots are a flawed design they've only been making them that way for 120 years and so has Red Wing, Rocky, Chippewa and many other footwear companies. I'm sure they will be happy to know that.

Loco


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Posted By: deafinoneear
Date Posted: January/27/2014 at 10:14
^Some company's are slow the learn. But, then again it all depends on the use of the boots. In my experience my usage makes welted boot go to pot in six months or less unlike non-welted boots.
To each his own in this case, I guess.


Posted By: Sparky
Date Posted: January/27/2014 at 10:20
So just what is you use? I have had my Fabiano boots for years.


Posted By: deafinoneear
Date Posted: January/27/2014 at 10:27
Mixed climbing. I don't wear boots in everyday life.



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