Im new to these forums but in case any one wants to know where they can find some Redwing work boots, Workingperson.com has some
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03-11-2007, 11:51 AM #21Doug Guest
03-11-2007, 12:56 PM #22
03-11-2007, 01:06 PM #23Junior Member
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- Dec 2006
Red Wing for me,
A guy I work with always buys his Red Wings 2 pair at a time and alternates them daily. He claims they last longer if you let them dry out for 30+ hours. Increasing on that "TCO Total Cost of Ownership " and keeping his feet healthier.
Example: 1 pair boot last 5 years, then 2 pair last 10 years, If you alternate them daily and let them dry out 2 pair will last 13 years.
Does anyone else do this?
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03-11-2007, 06:38 PM #24
Jef, thanks for that. I want a pair but right now I'm a little short on money I got myself a new BWE inferno yesterday and that took alot of my money away you can say it might have burned a hole in my pocket ha ha (lame I know)
03-11-2007, 07:04 PM #25
I like these boots because when I drop some steel it always seems to land just behind the steel toe so I wear these boots because they have extra protection that covers the whole foot and protects the laceses from getting burnt off.They are pretty comfy cost $140.00 after all the smoke clears at marks.Where I work they pay up to $130.00 per year for safety wear something is better than nothing I think.
O Ya hey steve did you ever get to welding that steel cable yet?
03-11-2007, 08:02 PM #26
These boots, last pair were 4 years old before I had to retire them from sole separation. Then of course I find out I can spend $55 and get new sole put on them....
03-11-2007, 09:25 PM #27
Gunruner, I believe the changing of footware every day is to stop the bacterial growth that happens from heat and moisture. I've been told to swap my boots every day, for that matter any footware, so the bacteria doesn't grow and multiply.
I am on my first pair of Red Wings, slip-ons, and so far they have stood up better than others I've worn over the years.Jonny
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03-11-2007, 09:26 PM #28Senior Member
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- Clark County, NV
I wear Red Wings, too. I've had CATs, also, and they were pretty decent, but these Red Wings are awesome. I often wear them on the weekends after a good polish job.
03-11-2007, 09:48 PM #29
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03-12-2007, 10:20 PM #30
No Red Wings Iron Age
I guess I'll be the exception. I had 2 pairs of Red Wing shoes and they were highly overrated. I went back to the steel toe Dr Martins and then this last October I tried a brand called Iron Age (model 257) and I LOVE THEM. Plus they got the metatarsal guards which also keeps my bootlaces from burning up from falling slag, and they look cool but they especially are comfortable. Like the all day on your feet comfortable. The only thing I got from Red Wing was ingrown toenails and less money in my wallet.Matt Adams A&P, IA