Looking for stylish work boot

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  1. onion

    onion Senior member

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    I work at a construction company as a project manager and while I work in an office 95% of the time, I do sometimes need to walk around job sites. As such I need a solid work boot, and preferably a steeled toe one at that. I've been looking, and it seems as if the choices are limited. I would prefer a wingtip, but any stylish work boot will work, as the ones I have now are from wal-mart and are falling apart plus they have a hole in the bottom from when a nial stabbed me in the foot, and that is also splitting.

    And I know stylish is a very vague term to use, but I'm not exactly too sure what I'm looking for either. I just want it to stay fashion forward like I try to keep my wardrobe.

    I wear a size 10D US if it matters, and I would like to stay under 100 to maybe 120 dollars, as I will only use these maybe once or twice a month.
     


  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    "stylish" is subjective, but I like the Grinders steel captoe boot

    It's based on a Doc Marten, so if you're not into those then you won't like these either. Comes in black, oxblood, navy, dark green, cherry red

    The "Stag" is the classic 10 eyelet steeltoe boot. $124 +shipping

    also an 8 eyelet is available (The Alfred) for $114-9
     


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    unless you're really lucky and manage to time the sales right, getting something stylish for $100-120 is close to impossible.

    but it's more than enough for boots that are high-quality and durable.

    right now, timberland has many of its $160 boots on sale for $100.
     


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    I like Carolina and Chippewa boots also Double H makes some nice boots. What are you looking for a pull on, lacer and what height?
     


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    EDIT- Posted the LL bean engineer boot, but forgot about the steel toe. Apologies!
     


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    Double post, sorry.
     


  7. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    Red Wing makes safety boots. Is that too obvious a suggestion?
     


  8. onion

    onion Senior member

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    Well I was talking to a good friend of mine, and he directed me to the Mythbusters episode of Steeled toed boots, and now I'm questioning if I really should get them. I mean, I do like having 5 toes on each foot a lot. GS: Thanks I like those a lot, and if I do go with steel toe those will definitely be towards the top of my list, thanks.
    Red Wing makes safety boots. Is that too obvious a suggestion?
    Yeah I had been looking at them, but most of the designs I like from them are way over what I want to pay for work boots.
     


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    Just bite the bullet and get some Red wings. The iron workers will appreciate your 'style'.
     


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    Just bite the bullet and get some Red wings. The iron workers will appreciate your 'style'.

    If you're going to bite a bullet I think Chippewa makes a better boot for the money.
     


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    If you're going to bite a bullet I think Chippewa makes a better boot for the money.

    Yeah maybe...I used to work construction and the iron workers turned me onto Red Wings. They swear by them.
     


  12. onion

    onion Senior member

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    Just bite the bullet and get some Red wings. The iron workers will appreciate your 'style'.

    Well it's Christmas so I'm already somewhat tight on cash, and I'm really only going to be wearing these 2 or 3 hours a month. I'm all for well made (and most of the time expensive) shoes, but on this I just can't justify spending 200 dollars on something I will use so little.
     


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    Well it's Christmas so I'm already somewhat tight on cash, and I'm really only going to be wearing these 2 or 3 hours a month. I'm all for well made (and most of the time expensive) shoes, but on this I just can't justify spending 200 dollars on something I will use so little.

    Look on ebay you can probably get NWT logger style bots from a major brand for <$100.
     


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    Well it's Christmas so I'm already somewhat tight on cash, and I'm really only going to be wearing these 2 or 3 hours a month. I'm all for well made (and most of the time expensive) shoes, but on this I just can't justify spending 200 dollars on something I will use so little.

    Worx Boots by Red Wing can be had for under $100. IIRC they're all goodyear-welted and made of decent, albeit Chinese leather. Here's a list of available models (both with and without steel toes) on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...ords=worx+boot
     


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    Justin, John Deere, and Rocky Boots will all be in your price range as well. However, I can't really say whether they'd meet your style requirements, but all have steel toes starting for less than $130.
     


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