Originally Posted by kyleblanc
I have been looking at these boots for a couple days now and can't bite the bullet on them yet. I do a lot of metal work and construction type work, but I am sick of the normal yellowish/tan timberland steel toe work boot. I was wondering if any thinks that these would be any good for that. I know there is no steel toe but I can live without that. Will they be durable enough to take a beating like that day in and day out? Also I don't always wear skinny jeans, the skinniest I can fit into is a Levi 514 (I'm a bigger dude) which i wear the majority of the time. how would these look if I were just around working with a hooded sweatshirt on or something like that and not dressed up? Thanks.
If you're not married to the idea of a cap toe, Chippewa has a line of boots that are similar in style but way better suited to a construction site. Examples:
The 20066. Same as the GQ boots with a steel toe
The 25265. 8" version with dual density sole
The 20086. 8" version with Vibram lug sole
All models come in 6" and 8" and some in dark brown and tan. As for durability, they're quite robust if you treat them right. If you plan to wear them (or any other leather shoe) every day, you need to get a boot dryer. Otherwise, wearing them every day without giving them a proper chance to dry will shorten their life. Another option is getting two or more pairs and rotating them.