Work Boots

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Dracula, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I replied to the Gloves for Loaders thread and mentioned the Thorogood boots. I swear by these boots. Very comfortable, made in the USA and by union workers. They're not cheap, but they're worth every penny. I used to always buy $50 Wal-Mart booties, and just replaced them every six months. But those boots were Chinese crap, and were never very comfortable. And besides, who wants to make Wal-Mart any fatter?

    Anyway, I found this website: WORK BOOTS | UNION MADE IN WISCONSIN that sells all of the Thorogood boots. The cool thing about this web site is that if you enter your union info, they'll send you a code to give you 27% off the listed price. I don't no anyone at the website--I bought my Thorogoods at Sportsman's Guide--but anyone interested in these boots can get a really good deal on American (Wisconsin) made boots. BTW, other really good American-made boot brands are Carolina, Justin, Wolverine, Chippewa and Double H. You can buy cheap boots, but you will get what you pay for.

    Love these boots...
     
  2. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Jeez, I didn't realize that picture was gonna be near-life size...You can practically smell my feet.
     
  3. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    Redwings are US & Union made too, as least the work boots are. The stores here offer free cleaning & polishing once a month.
     
  4. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    My first pair were Red Wings. Great boots also...
     
  5. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Not all Red Wings are US made. Although, their Chinese boots are reportedly made with leather tanned in Red Wing, Mn.
     
  6. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    Yes, they have some Chinese made lines but it's pretty clear which ones are US and which aren't, even if you just went by price. It's all the biker boots & hiking boots that are Chinese. Sucks but seems like they are trying to walk a fine line between keeping as much US product as possible while not getting steamrolled by cheap Chinese shoes. Our stores have a decent line of Carhartt clothing too so I try to buy that there instead of Cabella's or similar.
     
  7. working up a sweat

    working up a sweat Active Member

    I wear a pair of Brahma steel toe boots. Comfortable, affordable and safe. 35 bucks at Wal- Mart. Boots last 12 months working on the inside of an air hub. I work in an air hub loading and dragging air cans on the sand paper non slip floors with ball deck rollers every 12 inches. Bottoms wear out fast, like car tires.
     
  8. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I wear Carolina's and love them!

    Union made in the US, and they come in multiple widths (I wear 13 4E, very hard to find...).
     
  9. working up a sweat

    working up a sweat Active Member

    I wear the steel toes. 2 years ago, I lifted a box that broke on the bottom. A planer razor sharp blade fell fell out and bounced off my steel toes. Take that in advicement.
     
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    My last pair was thorogood I went back to my redwings this time though. One particular style fits me great so I always get them on my 4th pair now. The thorogood took me forever to break in was the biggest problem. That said I still have them and use them as my work boots on the farm and such.
     
  11. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Once nobody can see me, I go barefoot. I hang out with Amish people so maybe that is why.
     
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Danner is another American-made brand of quality boots. They are made right here in Oregon, and since I live about 40 min. south of Portland I can go to the factory outlet store and save big bucks on factory "seconds" that are sold at a huge discount due to minor cosmetic blemishes or scuffs on the leather.
     
  13. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I wish I could take advantage of that. I need a good pair of waterproof boots for the upcoming winter's snows. A good pair of Wellingtons...Um hmm..
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom


    I live in Wisconsin. Never heard of these boots.
     
  15. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Wellingtons are a style of boot. They are the pull-up types. For snow, a 10 inch boot is about right.
     
  16. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Thorogood has a good Wellington. The non-waterproof boot looks better than the waterproof boot. That's my dilemma.
     
  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    How water proof do they have to be in Feeders?
     
  18. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Waterproof enough to step in foot deep snow in Iowa.
     
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Keep that snow on your side of the Mississippi.
     
  20. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I want that snow. It gives me an excuse to drive slow. Iowa is surprisingly hilly. No need to take chances. Safety first, bub.