Feet Up! The Work Boot Thread

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Robert C, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Starting a daily walk. Red Wing Iron Rangers 8119.
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    Stay safe everyone
    Johnny
     
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  2. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Where I work there's strict rules about safety wear. Whether you are the cleaner or the head honcho, you must wear a hi-viz vest, hard hat & toe protection boots when in the warehouse or yard area.

    Both of my work boots are beginning to leak, over time the soles start to split. Both have given good service but in heavy rain I'm getting wet socks. It seems that Santa heard of my predicament, I haven't worn these yet, maybe I should have, I find boots more comfortable once worn in a little. I just happened to mention that I was searching for two-tone boots, and................
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  3. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Not real work boots but boots just the same. My brand new Christmas present. New Dr Marten boots on their first outing. A lot more comfortable and better traction on snow and ice then I expected.
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    Paired with my standard Costco wool socks.
    Stay safe everyone
    Johnny
     
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  4. dh66

    dh66

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    Classics!
     
  5. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    And don’t let that read the guys from England. These were at least as working boots as (probably even more than) any of those Fancy-500,-€-Lace collar-working-boots around today and not 200 years ago.

    ;)

    Cheers

    Turnip
     
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  6. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    As a Canadian it’s been drilled into my head all my working life that a boot isn’t a work boot unless it has the green CSA patch on it.
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    These are Canadian work boots. Everything else is casual wear.
    Johnny
     
  7. ctdair

    ctdair New in Town

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    New Whites arrived today, wife opened and sent pictures.
    Waiting to get home from work and try on.
     

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  8. Woodtroll

    Woodtroll Practically Family

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    I have owned boots by most of the Pacific Northwest makers over the years, and all are very good in their own right, but White's are my favorites. That 10" height and roughout leather will make a fantastic work boot! You've made an investment that should serve you well for years.

    Was your wife trying to tease you or torture you by sending that photo??? ;)
     
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  9. ctdair

    ctdair New in Town

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    She knows I’ve been waiting for these so just sending pictures to let me know they’ve arrived. Wearing my first pair of Whites at work now.
     
  10. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Blundstone #500 year round comfort.
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    Stay safe everyone
    Johnny
     
  11. Bfd70

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    Just got my first pair. Really like them.
     
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  12. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    Well let’s see some pictures then. ;)
    Johnny
     
  13. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    Same here with Martens Goucho on the left.

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  14. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    ^ I like the navy portage.
    My Blundstones are sort of boring. Black on black. I wear them for work to meet uniform standards.
     
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  15. johnnycanuck

    johnnycanuck Call Me a Cab

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    That’s funny, when I had my black on black blundstones I always referred to them as my star fleet boots. :p Old Trekkie I guess.
    Johnny
     
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  16. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    I started out with Danners and never went any further. But their basic last fits me like custom and never bothered branching out. I am a creature of habit
     
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  17. ctdair

    ctdair New in Town

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    222D711A-D40F-4D06-83F3-5342CC1F5B10.jpeg Time for new laces on my first pair of Whites boots. I seldom
    break the laces but rather the aglets come off and the lace frays. A search of the internet gave me this idea. Buy brass ferrules at the hardware store and crimp on the ends of the laces. So far so good.
     
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  18. ctdair

    ctdair New in Town

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    Total investment for the ferrules to do 2 pair of boots
    was under $5. New laces $6.
     
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  19. dh66

    dh66

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    Up on my porch in a pair of fresh out the box Red Wings. These are an 8856, basically the 875 in oxblood. Close to 40 years ago now, when I got my first job, my dad carried me to the K-mart and bought me a pair of burgundy colored moc toe Texas Steer work boots with a white crepe sole. I was scouting some new 877s for work, but when I saw these the nostalgia got hold of me.
     
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  20. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots

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    Good looking pair, Cuz and some comfortable boots. A fine reason to pick that style as well. Enjoy that sole in the condition it’s in now. You’re line of work, I’m wondering how long it will stay that clean.
     
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