Which pair of work boots should I buy?

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  1. Chinatown

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    Rattlers at least give a warning; copperheads don't.
    Copperhead snakes hang out in blackberry bushes. If you're picking blackberries, use caution.
     
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  3. CrappieJunkie

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    I wear Caterpillars and like them.
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    Caterpillar has some very nice pull-on work boots. Lace-up boots are a PITA for truckers.
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  5. Opus

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    Timberline. $200, lasts 4 years
     
  6. Tumbleweed TowMan

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    I have found Ariat blunt steel toe pull on tall boots wear very nice under extremely rugged scenarios, think everything dealt with after a wreck - carnage, fluids fuels, climbing jagged steel frames to rig, rock climbing to get to & from a wreck down a ravine, on and on.

    I wear the soles out long before any seems start to crack a stitch.

    I also ran across these for the sandal-semi truckers, maybe we can convert them! lol
    (I have a new thread pending about that, but is actualy positive comments for one particular breed of drivers out here, it will be in the anything forum)

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  7. Moose1958

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    Having served in the Navy you should know and understand tides. Most anybody that has lived in Hampton Roads knows how it can flood in low-lying areas. I have seen some of the streets in the lower part of the VA Hospital here under a foot or more of water. The day I came across that Copperhead I had been out walking near the high water just looking at things. I had also decided to wear my boots. I had stopped to answer my phone when for some reason I looked down. I finally killed the snake by stepping on it. When this happened I was so close to the HRBT I could hear the sounds of tires.
     
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  8. Six9GS

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    I have a pair of slip-on Redwing boots. My last place of employment bought them for me for the rare but occasional times I'd need steel toe boots. So, didn't have to buy another pair. Being a reefer jockey, I have yet to actually need them. But, it's nice to have them handy just in case. My Redwings are about as comfortable as any slip-on steel toe boots. They're OK, but still prefer to simply wear sneakers most of the time. Only time I wear flip flops is in the shower. Not an open toe shoe kind of person. I'm just a tender-foot and prefer to wear shoes than flip flops or barefoot.
     
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  9. bad-luck

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    I have a pair of Chippewa boots and Redwing with a safety tow. Both are loggers and I wear them in the winter only. Both are made in the USA, however the owner of the store I go to told me that Chippewa boots will be made overseas, and only one style will be made in the US. If this happens O won't buy Chippewas any longer.
    In the summer months I wear timberland pros they have a safety toe as well and are like sneakers and are very comfortable. Hope this helps you.
     
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