For starters, I've been searching for a good USA made workboot-for actual working conditions (factory floor, 60 hours a week). Considerations for me are durability, price and style in that order.
Based on my initial impressions, each have something I dig.
-Good looking traction on sole
-stylish. Comes in my preferred color of black, and looks pretty distinguished.
-good price, can bag for $110 with Amazon first order deal.
Cons-not so much discussion on durability.
-appears more people have tried and looks like these last a while and are comfy.
-Cheaper, $83 with my Amazon deal, might get two pairs at this rate.
Cons-sole looks less grippy, doesn't come in black. A bit less stylish IMO.
My main concern that hasn't been discussed much is weight. I'd prefer a lighter, more comfortable boot. Also, I work with wood glue, am wondering if any particular leather is resistant to damage glue causes. Glue kills my gloves from pulling it off every day, I'd hope a finish would help with this problem. Another thing is I walk around on sawdust, factory cement floors and gravel often. Any particular sole good with these surfaces? I'm mainly concerned with the sawdust. My current tactical boots hold up pretty good in this area with the aggressive tread.
Opinions on these two, or suggestions for a third? I'm open to spend about $150. I'm going for value for the dollar as well, which is why I've not included Redwing-unless they can truly last 3 times as long as these two boots. Amazon prefered, but again I'm open. Also, any points I might not have thought of would be awesome.
Thanks a ton guys. Tis place has already saved me a ton of money with the Amazon deal!