Originally Posted by eightdouble
so wait, you are using these for farm and field work with that sole... really? i mean, don't get me wrong they are nice boots, not at all my style, but really nice. i just think that sole is going to prove to be a major hinderance to the environs you are using these in.
Yes I am. This is a continuation of a test that started with a pair of original 1K boots. You can read it here.
In that thread I stated that I did not think the sole would survive. That assumption was proved wrong after nearly a year of abuse. Even though the soles are smooth slipping has not been a problem either. The mud around here is hard clay and it gets a layer of peanut butter slop over it. My lugged boots slip just as bad as the 1Ks. The 1Ks don't hold as much mud so I don't have to put up with Frankenstein Boot Syndrome. Snow? We get it but it tends to turn to mirrored ice around here in a day or so. Nothing short of crampons or spikes keep you from busting your ass then. On the rare occasion I actually get to play in snow around here side stepping, heel digs and toe jamming work just fine. Granted, if I was going to actually climb or hike a serious grade I do have boots specifically for that task. All in all these boots are being tested day to day doing what I normally do which is very similar to what someone in 1914 might have done. If they survive what I put them through then all you city fellas aint got nothing to worry about if you get a pair of these. You won't hurt them and there is no need to baby them at all. And tomorrow is opening day of deer season. It's pouring right now so it's going to be wet in the AM. The 721 LTDs are going hunting in the morning.