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Offline SwampDonkey

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Share experiences with your boots
« on: May 18, 2017, 11:40:54 pm »
I thought I would start this off with an interesting perspective from a man with his boots.  ;D



Schnee's shoe story  ;)


Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Share experiences with your boots
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 02:30:30 am »
Schnees are great boots.
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Re: Share experiences with your boots
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 05:52:52 am »
Red Wings for me...
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Re: Share experiences with your boots
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 07:52:01 am »
Sounds like a "very much so" top brand of boot!

I like the "hand-made" quality that goes into them!

I may very well check into getting a pair!

Enjoyed the videos, thanks for posting
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Re: Share experiences with your boots
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 09:12:14 am »
That was funny.  He grew up wearing his brother's hand me down shoes and never got new ones, and now he is wearing $15 rummage sale boots.   :D
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 09:35:04 am »
I wear Lowa Renegade mid GTX hiking boots.  They last 6 months to a year.  I don't wear them in the hottest months- mid June - mid Aug.  I have to wear tennis shoes as boots are too hot.  Granted if I'm doing something that requires boots I will, but milling isn't one of them.

I like them because they are comfortable, give some angle support, and are not too hot except the hottest summer months.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 09:39:48 am »
thanks for posting that.  I had never heard of them, great story.  I think for work with saws I'll stay with Redwings.  For comfort hiking or fishing I think those would be the cat's meow.  If I could just cut my walnut I'd order a pair, 1 more month. 

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 09:54:44 am »
Ha ha.
I had to chuckle at his story.
I never had any good boots growing up.
We always had to put bread bags over our socks to try and keep our feet dry.
Trucking thru the snow in sneakers a lot of the times.
More than likely if I counted all the good pairs of boots I have now would be 6-7 pairs.
Another Manelda here for sure.  :D

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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 10:53:16 am »
no one wears flip flops in the woods  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 11:58:37 am »
I think my wife would try it.  She has to have the designer flip flops that cost $50.  I screamed "WHY 50 BUCKS?!?!?!?" after remembering hearing about dollar store flip flops for a couple dollars.  She said, "they're comfortable", with a bewildered look, as if I'M the one who's crazy.  ::)

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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 12:53:13 pm »
   Sure looks like some good boots.

   I have started wearing C.E. Schmidt 9" tall steel toed Logger boots from TSC and am very happy with them.
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 02:02:35 pm »
My present boots are Wolverine and I always wear steel toe boots when sawing regardless of the temperature.
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 02:32:14 pm »
Magic,
Same here.
If I have a saw in my hand I have steel toe or safety boots on.
Always.
Years ago I watched a guy cut across the top of his boot.
He was out of commission for 2 months.
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 03:04:23 pm »
My favorite work boot so far in my journey has been Red Wings. But the only boot I can wear in the damp woods for thinning is Vikings with caulks. It's just a whole lot easier on the legs not having to keep from scooting on spruce roots and cut aspen stems under your feet. And I do wear the Vikings when chainsawing, even yard trees.

I have a pair of Red Wings, brand new in a trunk. I have an old pair or Carolina's that I find chaff my toes. They blistered this spring doing some yard work in those boots. I won't be wearing them no more it seems.

Dad always seemed to buy Red Wings, and they are good for farming in. But I don't think they will last long in woods work unless your sitting in a machine. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 04:22:57 pm »
re the viking boots.  How heavy are those? Redwings are plenty heavy but I wondered if the rubber boots were not heavier and if they ever rubbed/chaffed.  Glad you posted as I did not know anyone that wore them but looked at a pair last week.

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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 05:48:20 pm »
I wear the 69-1 model Viking, that I order from Deakin in Vancouver. They come with felt, but I always put a DR Scholl's inside. I line the leg of the boot with a grocery bag that I duct tape around the rim of the boot, saves the leg hairs as canvas can chaff some. They are heavier boots than my Red Wings.

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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2017, 07:26:25 pm »
 Note I got when I inquired.

We are the manufacture and we do not sell to end users.  Also the boot you are interested in is only sold in Canada.  You could try to purchase it on Amazon or from a Grainger store.
 
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 07:39:58 pm »
Got a pair of redwings I like but they are smooth bottoms and I have to be a bit selective when I wear them. They were given too me third hand so I can't complain much. Wear wolverine wellingtons a good bit but it's hard to get more than a year out of them. I'm really kinda partial to Danner. Hit the labor day sale every year and they can be bought for 90 to 100 bucks and it's a good boot for the money.....but I could never justify to myself their retail cost.

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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2017, 03:49:14 am »
These used to be made in Vernon, BC. Now they are made in Malaysia. Might as well make them where the rubber is at I suppose.  ;D 

Can you get the 68? They are with the lug sole and not caulked.

https://www.deakin.com/products/?c=1340&g=5490

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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2017, 08:39:59 am »
As with Swampdonkey I like my vikings. But I have the VW64-1. I wear them all the time outside,even in the garden.
I did have one pair with the vinyl tops of them. They split where the vinyl and rubber met.
I have a pair that lace up in the back  and no vinyl. I could be in the wet grass in the morning or in the bog. I had some leather boots,but the wetness does not do them good.
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