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This is the work boot i have been wearing since 2002, its a 964 red wing, its quite comfortable, but its not built well enough to last me more than one construction season, im in the market again this year to buy a new pair of work boots, i want to go to a 10" boot i rolled an ankle a few weeks ago and i think a 10" may help avoid that. this boot is an 8" boot, i talked to my dad he spends a lot of his summer's fighting wildland fire and so he spends a lot of time on his feet and he recommended white boot company and nicks boot company, i have a pair of danner boots that i purchased in 1997 they were 2nds, 200 gram thinsulate, i wore those boots elk hunting deer hunting and even pheasant hunting, while i will say they arent as comfortable as the red wings i own, they have been able to withstand a lot of years of use, and i have even wore them to work in the fall when its cooler so danner is on my list  so what im asking from you guys is what have you found to be very comfortable?? just remember i need a 10" boot, doesnt need to have insulation or a steel toe, comfort and durablity are the most important quality's im looking for, cost really wont matter im willing to spend $300 on a pair of boots that last.
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Over on Snipershide there was a thread about boots; don't remember exactly where. The Danners seemed to be at the top of many list but there were two other brands in the 400 to 500 range that some of the guys really liked over the Danners.
If I paid 500.00 for a pair of boots they better be able to cook because my wife would divorce me.
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Whites is the only way to go.  My brother used one pair for 6 years on a fire crew with no problems.  And they are completely rebuildable.  I have had my pair for 3 years working in a lumber yard and they are still going strong.  Buy the whites.
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i tell everybody including my wife that when it comes to work wear, you dont scrimp on your feet or your eyes, i wear oakley sunglasses and i wear very comfortable boots, if your feet arent comfortable you arent either.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Whites is the only way to go.  My brother used one pair for 6 years on a fire crew with no problems.  And they are completely rebuildable.  I have had my pair for 3 years working in a lumber yard and they are still going strong.  Buy the whites.
my dad has been using his white's for 7 yrs now and he just this year bought another pair, and he told me straight out that a lot of people tell him he is crazy for wearing whites, but he swears by them, problem is that there isnt anyplace close to where i live that sells them, its a minimum 2.5hr drive to get to store that has themSad my dad also said that the nick's boots are very nice too, guys that worked for danner and white's started nicks.
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Meindls was the brand, with a contact of http://www.meindlusa.com/
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 I like my IRISH SETTERS  ... by Red Wing . A few steps up from the model above . But my Rattlers ... snake boots are what i wear most of the time ... saved me from one snake bite so far .... I did'nt realize the force of a large snake hitting your calf .... thought someone smacked it . They work !
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I got hooked on these in the ARMY and still love them to this day.
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

I got hooked on these in the ARMY and still love them to this day.
 
I used them in the Marines.  I thought they were great boots.  Very comfortable and well made, but I am not sure that they would hold up as well as whites will.
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i dont know that im willing to spend $400+ on whites or nicks though, thats a lot of money, thats a zeiss conquest
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Take a good look at what cyborg suggested then.  I really like those boots as well.  The only thing I can say about paying the money for the whites is that they will last 2 or 3 times as long as most other boots that I have ever used.  Had a pair of danners that made it 2 years.  A pair of Irish Setters that made it 2 as well.  I have had the whites for 3 now and there is not a thing wrong with them.  The ones I used in the USMC were great, but they really got thrashed.  Held up very well for what we did to them.  Take a look at them.  If you take care of them, they should last 3-4 years I would think.
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i wish there was a store closer by, i have to travel almost all the way to minneapolis to look at themSad, maybe i can get my dad to send me his new pair to look at
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what do you have close to you for boot brands?
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danner and red wing georgia irish setter wolverine, mostly cheaper stuff but i still gotta drive almost 100miles to see them. the white dealer is almost 200miles away, you wanna swing by and pick me up in the chopper and take me down there??
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out of the close by stuff I would recommend the danners.  Irish setters are owned by red wing i think.  If it weren't for the cost of gas these days, I would recommend the drive to try on some whites.  The downside to white is the break-in.  But once they are broken in, they are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn.  The biggest deal in a boot to me is comfort if I am going to spend all day in it.  Then is durability.  I don't want to buy new boots every 6 months.
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I wear Red Wings at work and Irish Setters for upland hunting. They are comfortable and wear well. Toes always take a beating in a tool and die plant, but the rest of the boot holds up for a few hard years.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

out of the close by stuff I would recommend the danners.  Irish setters are owned by red wing i think.  If it weren't for the cost of gas these days, I would recommend the drive to try on some whites.  The downside to white is the break-in.  But once they are broken in, they are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn.  The biggest deal in a boot to me is comfort if I am going to spend all day in it.  Then is durability.  I don't want to buy new boots every 6 months.
 
that's exactly the way i feel bro, irish setters i only buy there winter boots, and so far i have had 3 pairs of them in 7yrs, i have a pair of danner's that i have had since i was in high school, tough boots not as comfortable as my red wings are either.
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I was wondering when someone with computer know-how was going to have some spike high heels on here.....but we got El Paso pimp boots!!!  YEE HAA.    Bucky   They'll last until you break your ankle getting out of the dump truck!!  Laugh  That's a good one , Dale!!
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 I have the Red Wing 12"  Elk Trackers with the 1000 grams of thinsulte . Great boot and I've beaten them to death in mud ... water/creeks ... sharp rocky areas and  they still are in great shape . One good thing ... they're not foot cookers as some are .  Were very comfortable right out of the box .... not feet shredders . A little neat's foot oil maintenance and they look darn good . Have had them for a few years and love them ... extremely comforable .   


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Originally posted by mercenary1947 mercenary1947 wrote:

 I have the Red Wing 12"  Elk Trackers with the 1000 grams of thinsulte . Great boot and I've beaten them to death in mud ... water/creeks ... sharp rocky areas and  they still are in great shape . One good thing ... they're not foot cookers as some are .  Were very comfortable right out of the box .... not feet shredders . A little neat's foot oil maintenance and they look darn good . Have had them for a few years and love them ... extremely comforable .   
 
those are irish setters not red wings, i have a pair of 1200gr whitail hunters and i like them for hunting and ice fishing, if it gets really cold i have a pair of -150 degree c-a-b-e-l-a-s pack boots.
 
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 Yea ... there I go again .... bought them at Cabella's. Took them out of the closet to see my dumb mistake ...  
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Whites is the only way to go.  My brother used one pair for 6 years on a fire crew with no problems.  And they are completely rebuildable.  I have had my pair for 3 years working in a lumber yard and they are still going strong.  Buy the whites.
i found out that the super rain forest made by danner is also rebuildable
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