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kennypinkerton
09-15-2006, 09:14 PM
I need a really good (read comfortable) set of waterproof work boots that are going to last me a long while (for work at my new job at the water copany)... I'm willing to spend up to $80... I've looked at Timerlanes, Doc Martins, and a few others... What do you all recommend? Anything that Academy Sports sells would be ideal, as they just opened one up in my area.

Banjo
09-15-2006, 09:38 PM
I have a set of Wolverines from JC Pennys. THey've held up well so far, and I'm NOT easy on boots.I'll probably buy another pair, so that's saying a lot. I went through several pair of 70-90$ boots that lasted for 6 mo or less. these have held up for over a year now. Leather uppers, so they require treatment to be truely waterproof.
Red Wings are good too.

kyreb1862
09-15-2006, 10:09 PM
Herman Survivors have always held up good for me. I wore them a lot when I was around highway construction. I guess I haven't been retired long enough, I still miss the work but I don't miss some of the people I had to work with! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

GB1
09-15-2006, 10:23 PM
Kenny, I may have been out of the loop a bit.

But this is the greatest post.

I am so happy for you. Patrick

ccougill
09-16-2006, 05:14 AM
I wear wolverines exclusively. I wear my work boots more than any other pair of shoes so I spend big bucks on them. Wolverines also seem to last longest, usually better than 2 years, in a powerplant environment. Treat em with neats foot oil regularly to keep tham supple and waterproof

sideache
09-16-2006, 11:15 AM
Red Wing or Wolverines

kennypinkerton
09-16-2006, 03:31 PM
I bought a pair of Wolverines today... thanks for the tips guys. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

jlaird
09-16-2006, 05:25 PM
Haha Kenny, no pic of the boots??

kennypinkerton
09-16-2006, 06:36 PM
I got these ones...
https://www.wolverine.com/Product/Wolveri...Wellington.aspx (https://www.wolverine.com/Product/Wolverine/LACERS-WELLINGTONS/Mens/Wolverine-Slip-Resistant-Plain-Toe-10-inch-Wellington.aspx)
hahaha /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

jlaird
09-16-2006, 07:29 PM
Well, best take a change of shoes for driveing. Think they would cover all three spots.

DrEntropy
09-17-2006, 08:32 PM
Just don't let "The Guys" see you changing outta yer "toe shoes!" /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif