Work Boot Reviews

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  1. mattinoh63

    mattinoh63 New Member

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    Hey, I need to find a good non-slip steel or composite toe 6" boot. Always wore CAT Coolant leathers, but they discontinued them. Have tried Georgia Giants and Red Wings neither which I was really impressed with. Anyone have any suggestions? Just want something that will last for more than 3 months and I can walk in the Chinese joints without sliding all the way across the kitchen (gotta love chicken blood/water/grease combo). Plus all the lighter side I think we may have a new driver, she yes "she" starts soon. Wonder how this is going to work?
     
  2. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

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    Ive always wore red wings. Everywhere ive worked had a account at red wing. Plus there made here in minnesota. As for the girl get a pic and we'll let you know lol
     
  3. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    Matt like Brother Money, I have always worn redwings, 3 months ago I was desperate for boots, my redwings were coming apart I didn't have the money to buy more redwings at the time, I went to walmart and bought a pair of brahma boots, cost 35 bucks I think, they look like the jungle boots I had in the military, surprisingly, my feet stay dryer, redwings or at least the ones I bought don't breath, these ones do, I don't slide around to bad, depends on the floor, I have never owned a pair of non skid boots that actually were 100% non skid, anyhow I put good inserts in these boots and I'm totally happy with them, they are steel toe and are super light.

    FYI I have never had any luck with georgia boots, not one friggin pair, waste of money I tell ya.

    I'm with Money, lets get a pic of the chick, I bet she is a friggin hoss..LOL!! I wonder if she munches carpet or the carpet pole, lets hope the latter..LOL!
     
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  4. double r

    double r Dock delivery expert

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    Walmart workboots. Last about six months. Never done me worng.
     
  5. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

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    Ive had Brahmas before and they dont last long. The bottoms become smooth really fast then you have no traction
     
  6. double r

    double r Dock delivery expert

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    I average about 5-6 months a pair and we have the road warrior ramps from hell! The ones with the spike-like grips on the ramps.
     
  7. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    RR, my redwings last about a year, these walmart boots have almost 4 months and are showing little wear, I'm going this weekend to grab another pair before they are all gone, with inserts, good ones, these boots are the bomb, I love them, even better than the redwings.
     
  8. maverickbubba

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    Yeah its bad when you spend as much or more for your insoles than your boots. LOL
    Its like $45 for some at walmart
    :smilies-19296:
     
  9. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    I never looked at it like that, thanks Bubba, ya ruined it for me..LOL!! How is the job deal going, when do you start?
     
  10. Moneyman01

    Moneyman01 Proud to be a dad!

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    GT where did you get the pic in your avatar?
     
  11. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    Idk I got it sent to me or something, happened along time ago, it was on HWY 169 in Tulsa, a sport biker, like me, was going way to fast and hit a yellow freight set, he got drug for a mile or so b4 motorists got him to pull over, the driver said he felt a bump and saw motorcycle parts fly by him and he kept going...huh??? Unfortunatly this young mans friend, who attened his funeral, died the very next week in a similar accident, sometimes we just don't learn.

    I'm big on motorcycle safety, I put up this avatar for the Richard Craniums that don't see fit to take things seriously, everyone loves someone, if you or I die, there is someone that will cry and suffer for our stupidity.
     
  12. maverickbubba

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    I take the physical tomorrow and probably
    by the end of the month can not wait for the pay raise.
     
  13. Hand Truckin Mule

    Hand Truckin Mule Since 1996

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    New to the forum and wanted to add me two cents on this boot discussion. I use Timberland Pro Titan 6" composite toe boots. They are the most comfortable steel/composite toe boot I have ever worn right out of the box. The soles only last me 6 months but that's delivering 70,000 to 80,000 lbs a week up and down a ramp. These boots are super light, zero break in time and pretty good on slip resistance. I am one picky boot buyer and these pass with flying colors and at a reasonable price.
     
  14. Stan Smith

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    My timberlands are very light and never slip or slide even when on a sheet of ice. Straight up! Best boot I owned, ever, chalk it up!
     
  15. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    I'm gonna have to investegate the Timberlands, Red Wings are a bit heavy, my wal-mart boots are light but I gotta constantly put new insoles in them, and they don't last that long.
     
  16. Hand Truckin Mule

    Hand Truckin Mule Since 1996

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    GT run to the store and just try them on. I guarantee you will leave your wal mart boots on the floor, and walk out wearing those Timberlands. Just don't forget to pay for them on the way out... I used to wear Georgia's and Carolina's in the Marine Corps and they were nice but I wish I had these back then.
     
  17. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree. I wore a pair when I was delivering granite slabs. Man that stuff would rip normal leather to shreds in no time. I bought a pair of composite toes with the coating that looked like bed liner material. That stuff is tough. It lasted over a year and never wore through to leather.

    Guardrail-Xoomin'
     

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