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Boots is Boots

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by HMHaines, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. termite

    termite Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    White's. A couple of other pairs, one semi-retired in my locker at work having been rebuilt three times and another pair of Smoke Jumpers that will be around with the cockroaches when everything else is gone. 001.JPG 005.JPG
  2. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Well they say White's break you in, not you breaking in the White's. I have a pair of their Packers. @termite.
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  3. JD Bear

    JD Bear Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    My go to has been Chippewa. The super loggers are pretty tough...even if you're not a logger, which I'm not. I do like logger boots more than anything else. Had a pretty good pair of Red Wings too.
  4. HMHaines


    Aug 15, 2018
    Those White's are really nice looking. I keep seeing boots I'd like to buy in this thread. My rule is to never have more than three pairs, but I've still never had more than two. Just too attached to the ones I have to branch out.
  5. Dddrees


    Dec 13, 2015
    Cordovan and Russian Calf.

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  6. Scott321


    Jul 20, 2016
    My favorite pair of boots are my John Deere Oil Rigger boots w/o insulation (now discontinued). Not my pic:

  7. thedishdoc


    Feb 27, 2007
    Here are some of mine. Left to right, LAPG, Danner Acadia's, Under Armour.


    These Justins are almost 20 years old. They are about broke in.

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  8. Krav

    Krav Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2013
    How do you like the Danner Acadia? I've always seen this but never bought um.
  9. thedishdoc


    Feb 27, 2007
    I like the fact you can resole them. They are quality. But they are HEAVY!
  10. microbe


    Apr 6, 2016
    Blue and grey Horween Danner lights
  11. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    I've tried many boots but redbacks are by far the best in my opinion. Easy to slip on and off, Super comfy, and durable.
  12. jstewart16701


    Dec 3, 2001
    My daily drivers.....Danner Quarrys

    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018
  13. bonafide

    bonafide Leather Sheathmaker, JouFuu Leathers Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2013
    Danner Arcadias. These are 15 yrs old. Keep em polished and resoled - good to go.
    I saw Danner is now offering a new updated version called the Stalwart - which is 13oz lighter (per pair).
  14. thebrain


    Dec 12, 2007
    Krav those Bates are pretty tough boots they are the Marine corps RAT model, kinda heavy but comfortable and durable. I have had two pair so far.
  15. GermanyChris


    Feb 18, 2015

    Lowa Baffin Pro

    This is my second pair the first is now relegated to shoveling snow and working in the yard. The nice part about Lowa is when you send them in for a re-sole you get an entire new foot bed, the en essence remove the entire bottom of the boot and put a new one on then throw in new insoles and laces so you get pretty much a new pair back.
  16. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I would say, stick with what you know and have learned to trust.

    I had a pair of insulated leather boots I used off and on for hunting. Took them out one year and the vibram soles just started to disintegrate in big chunks. At the end of the day, I was walking on the insole.
  17. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013

    Le Chameau Chasseur
    and original Filson Double Tins. These have been my outdoors go-to uniform since the 90s. And pretty much look it, too.
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  18. annr

    annr Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    I agree with this! And if I find something I like I’ll get a second pair ASAP.

    Unfortunately, I can’t find these TECNICAs in the US anymore. I’m on my last pair and the only ones I’ve seen are on eBay out of Russia which doesn’t sound too promising.
  19. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 27, 2018
    A pair of 6", 4" Keen Detroit boots and Keen Bradock low tops. I never have to break them in and wear like iron. Cant post photo's yet
  20. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I like these Danner Mountain light II hikers.

    These are over 10 years old.


    I have a pair of nearly identical boots from Cabelas made the same way, same soles, etc that are 16 years and in need of a re-sole. (I wore them on an 17 mile in a day hike, where a good portion was in the sun on asphalt, and the adhesive on the soles/tread finally gave up).

    I also have a pair of Timberland Pro steel toed that are really going strong after 15 years.

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