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  1. #21
    Doug Guest

    Default Doug

    Im new to these forums but in case any one wants to know where they can find some Redwing work boots, has some

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Spruce Grove, Alberta,Canada

    Default red wings

    Quote Originally Posted by youngwelder_154 View Post
    Just looking at different kinds of the Red Wing boots makes me scream I WANT THEM, I WANT THEM!!!!!! :P What are som stores they sell them at?
    in alberta at the red wing store they are $325 with a union discount. Which may seem like a lot of money but I wear them almost everyday and they're 5 years old I have a brand new pair I bought because the other ones leaked. Red wing fixed my other ones for free now I have 2 pairs of new boots. They are the only ones that don'thurt my back when i'm standing on concrete. Jef

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Default Another

    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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  4. #24
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Startford, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada


    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)

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    British Columbia

    Cool Boots

    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?
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  6. #26
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Kansas City, KS


    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....

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Calgary, Alberta


    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.

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  8. #28
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Clark County, NV


    Quote Originally Posted by gunruner View Post
    ...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?..
    I don't do this with my work boots, though I've thought about it. I do know it to be true, as I learned this in the Navy. I always had two pair of daily polished oxfords that I rotated in the same manner.

    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.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


    Quote Originally Posted by Darmik View Post
    ....O Ya hey steve did you ever get to welding that steel cable yet?
    No, not yet. It's been crazy with the warm weather starting back. Been trying to get foundation pads built for six new projects this spring. Also been shuttling all the junk out from around the shop because we are about to pour a whole lot of concrete. Got a call from our pre-mix supplier and starting April 1, mud is going up about $5-6/yd. Still need to finish all the drive back to the shop and the landing pad out in front. Ah, inflation..... SSS

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Bertram TX

    Default 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.
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