New pair of boots for field work

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  1. afaludi

    afaludi Senior member

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    I think im going to pull the trigger on the Katahdins, im just deciding on whether to size down or not
     


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    anything around water, I would get goretex lined for sure. It's miraculous how no water gets in. I have a pair going on 12 years and they are still impervious.
     


  3. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Goretex/steel toed red wings would be my suggestion
     


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    Update on LL Bean/Chippewa Katahdin boot: Trigger pulled, package signed, sealed and delivered. These boots are great. As noted elsewhere, they are a bit stiff in the ankle and rub a bit - I assume this will go away over time. The rest of the boot is VERY solid and comfortable, without the built-up sole of more aggressive work boots. I spent an evening moving heavy equipment for a show last weekend and couldn't have been happier. Plus, they seem to be catching on with the fashionistas...
     


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    ^^how did you end up sizing them?
     


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    Robert Senior member

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    Jack Purcell leather high-top OTRs if you can find them.
     


  7. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    I was looking at the LL Bean Katahdin boots and was quite impressed. Seems like they should cost way more then they are priced given all the details (Made in USA, Goodyear welted). I'll probably buy a pair soon. Does anyone else have experience with these?
     


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    Mr. Caber Senior member

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    ^^how did you end up sizing them?
    Regular shoe size (13). Spot on. One interesting thing - they fit fine, but visually they appear smaller than you would think - don't know why, but they don't really have that big hefty boot look.
     


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    Nil Senior member

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    Would it be possible to take a picture of those boots with them on? I'm looking for another pair of boots for the fall and I've never seen these in the "wild".
     


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    Would it be possible to take a picture of those boots with them on? I'm looking for another pair of boots for the fall and I've never seen these in the "wild".

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    These have been amazing for field work, and I feel like they *still* aren't completely broken in... I can't wait for another few months of wear.
     


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    Those look fucking amazing. My next boot for sure.
     


  13. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    Yeah, I'll be getting those.
     


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    I work in construction as my main job and then I play in the woods in my off time. Timberland Pro boots are my first choice. Wolverine and Carhartt make very good boots too. Make no mistake, in field work spend the money on high quality boots. If you don't you'll regret it.

    I would like to see a pic of the soles of these boots if possible.
     


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    billiebob Senior member

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    Field work has many many definitions. For geology you need real shitkickers that can stand up to surfing down miles and miles of scree and not rip a seam. I used 12 lb Scarpas for this with a huge welt and vibram sole and still went through a sole a season. This was the Canadian rockies and Hawaiian lava.

    For general cross country stuff I'd definitely get something lighter like the Red Wings. Break them in over at least 25 miles before you go. My Scarpas required at least 50 miles before I could wear them without heel blisters.
     


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