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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hi,
I need to get some work boots for my job. I was looking at docs but I don't really like the fit/craftsmanship. Does anyone have any suggestions of work boots that are somewhat stylish? I really just want a plain black 8-10 eyelet, possibly steel toe boot, but all the ones I've looked at so far have ugly padding at the top, toe caps, or weird designs. Thanks for any help.
post #2 of 15
Redwings? Classic style, very rugged. They've been around since 1905 and there's probably a store near you that carries them so that you can get just the right fit. www.redwingshoes.com I'd go for these classics (1905's), but there are a lot more on their site, including steel toes. For black ones, just did a quick search and came up with: Red Wing 4473 - Mens - 8-inch Steel Toe and Puncture Resistant http://www.redwingshoe.com/productde...px?prodid=1429
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post #4 of 15
I probably shouldn't tell anybody about these, because it just means the wait will be longer when I can afford a pair, but W.C. Russell Moccasin Co makes some outstanding boots - all custom. They'll even make them out of the hide of an animal you shot, if, y'know, you know how to shoot animals.
post #5 of 15
I LOVE my Double H harness boots
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by brozek
I probably shouldn't tell anybody about these, because it just means the wait will be longer when I can afford a pair, but W.C. Russell Moccasin Co makes some outstanding boots - all custom. They'll even make them out of the hide of an animal you shot, if, y'know, you know how to shoot animals.


Russells are specatacular and I love mine beyond all reason. I'd also recommend them to anyone that has the patience to wait 3 months for them. That said, if you need boots for work you probably don't have 3 months to wait.
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies everyone. I loved everything that was posted but for time and money reasons I think I'm going to get the JCrew Vintage workboot,
http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/product...atId=cat107074 (maybe dye them black?).
Does anyone have any bad experiences with their shoes?
post #8 of 15
If your gonna buy those you should just buy the original Alden Indy boot that those are ripped off from.
post #9 of 15
why not get some blundstones?
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by rnrswitch
If your gonna buy those you should just buy the original Alden Indy boot that those are ripped off from.
It is such a blatant rip-off, but at half the price of the Indy boot, I can see the appeal. The Alden 405 is a better value in the long run, though.
post #11 of 15
I have to admit I kinda like them. the leather doesn't look as nice though.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by familyman
Russells are specatacular and I love mine beyond all reason. I'd also recommend them to anyone that has the patience to wait 3 months for them. That said, if you need boots for work you probably don't have 3 months to wait.

Oh S**t! I have to stay off this site--going broke. Didn't know about this company before. Their stuff looks fantastic. And the 3 months will pass whether I have boots on order or not.
post #13 of 15
just out of curiosity, on average how much are the Russell boots anyway?

-Jeff
post #14 of 15
They start at about $250 and go up from there depending on the boot, the leather choosen, and the options. The prices have gone up about $10-$20 a pair since I bought mine the first of the year.
post #15 of 15
Frye makes some nice boots, and you can get 'em cheap at a number of online stores.
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