[quote]angry chicken wrote:
I used to swear by Redwings and wore them exclusively for over 15 years. But in the last five years or so, they have really gone to shit. The soles started falling off more frequently, they seemed heavier and the insoles went from like $20 to $60 (and trust me, you want the insoles)
Check out Ariat Work Hogs. I prefer the square steel toe because it gives my piggies a little more room. It’s easily the most comfortable boot I’ve ever owned, hands down. They are nice enough to wear out and they are tough enough for a construction site.
I was worried about Red Wings after they got bought out. But this last pair seem to be just like my first pair. I am like you the square toes for my toes, plus I may be country but I cant stand cowboy cut boots.
Never tried the ariat, I bought a pair of Justins and promptly sold them. [/quote]
Never used their workboots but Justin’s never did fit me right, loved my Ariats though. Totally different fit between the two. [/quote]
Same here, after my first pair of Ariats wore out I had trouble finding them up here, so I tried out a pair of Justins. Ended up ordering the same boot from Ariat online a week later.
Ariat also makes lace up style boots as well, but I cant speak to those personally.