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Thread: cheap boots or expensive boots?????

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    Default cheap boots or expensive boots?????

    what is truly the best buy in the long run???
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    Default Re: cheap boots or expensive boots?????

    For summer boots I've been buying Work n' Sport boots. They are a mid level boot at about $75.00. I couldn't work in the cheap boots anymore.

    As far as winter goes I need a good pair. I bought a pair of Sorel light weight rated for -40 degrees last winter and I never had cold or wet feet and they still are like new. They are about $150.00 but I would have gone through 2 or 3 pairs of cheap boots in one winter before.

    Last edited by Goldenboy; August 19th, 2008 at 09:56 PM.

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    Summer boots.. i try a bunch of different brands .. sometimes even using the shoe type safety ones.. pretty much always ~$100 or so.

    Winter boots.. I found the most amazing boots last year at a camping gear/outfitter type store.. proper green-patch etc for safety (maybe that green-patch is only for Canada ?) .. and Ive never had such warm and dry feet before in my 20yrs in the field. They're basically a rubber boot with an huge liner (always 2 sets of liners, one drying the other in use). Goldenboy, if you're up in northern Wisc, you prolly have weather similar to us up here.. if I run across my boots in the garage Ill post what brand (if i recall.. ~$180 with the 2 sets of liners ?).

    As one older coworker said once to me, you only get one set of feet.. might as well buy some good boots.

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    i as usual will be the only cheapo in the bunch..... you know my choice!!!!!!!!!!
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    Spend some $ on boots, your feet will thank you for it.
    The majority of my locates are long extents and I do more walking than sitting in the truck. Cheep boots just kill me on the three mile hike marking that fiber. Usually go with waterproof Redwings $150 to $175.
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    I would say spend the money! They last so much longer & are definitely more comfortable. If you can afford it.. get the waterproof kind... they are great!

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    Wolverines! We don't need the insulated ones here, just wool socks.
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    Ahem. Look in the for sale section. Ahem.

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    Default Re: cheap boots or expensive boots?????

    I like good comfortable boots, because as mentioned above, you only get one pair of feet.

    I, myself go with Nike ACG Hikers the leather Hi-top kind. I find them at the factory outlet for like 40-70- dollar price range, (usual price 120+ dollars)

    Nothing like walking on "Air" if you gotta walk for a living....

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    Expensive, you get what you pay for...thats why I'm a crappy locator

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    $19.99 walmart deluxe is the way to go last 6 months. No matter how much we spend they all end up being the same color.

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    finally someone on the same page as me.......hehehehhhehehhahhahahahaha thanks for all the input and pictures.......
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    I usually get cheap walmart specials something cheap that I don't mind getting painted up.

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    The Wally World Peyton III s are my boot of choice right now...

    Good arch, and solid build...


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    I've had the same pair of boots for about 3 1/2 yrs now. I just use wool socks in the winter. I used to go thru 40 dollar boots every few months. I spent 225 on my red wings (ya, ya, I live in Detroit, and my boots match my hockey sweater). I just keep them in good shape, had them resoled about a year ago. I spend about 20 bucks a year on laces and boot oil and waterprofing things per year. Hope to have them for a while longer.
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