1 work season (April-December) old Redwings vs. New
By - pw76360
Old ones still look like they got a lot of life left.
Oh they sure do! My employer will buy 1 pair/year so I always get another pair and work them into the rotation. I usually have 3 pairs of useable boots, the newest being the most "water proof."
Got it. Have you ever had any resoled?
No I haven't. I've had 1 pair repaired about 6 years ago, but I've never done a resole. Perhaps I'll try it sometime since these softer soles are what usually goes first.
I dont do any hard labkr except for what's around my house so I haven't worn out any shoes enough yet to do it haha but I'm weirdly looking forward to the day I do.
What do you for work? If you don’t mind me asking, this got me curious :)
Excavation, mostly residential sewer/water work
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That’s interesting! Thanks for answering
If they were some how cake I would want it based on how often they are in sewage 😂
The only thing I dislike about these midsole/outsoles is they wear out super fast. I know it's cheesy but have you considered ordering military boots? Belleville makes some really affordable steel-toes with a full rubber outsole. Really durable. Rocky makes some that I commonly see as well although more expensive.
I have not, I should look into it next year. It's hard to beat the ease of going to the local Redwing store though.
US Patriot Tactical has a good selection. I got a pair of composite boots for $80 a couple years back and they lasted me a while. I currently have a steel toe pair that I've had since October of 2019. I put some Dr. Scholl's in them but that's it. The outsole is just now going bald on them to a point of concern. I'm an electrician (interior along with some airfield lighting) so take my experience for what you will but for the $160 I paid for this pair it's been worth the money. They have one pair of steel toes that's EH rated for cheaper that they issued at basic training.
Can't say that any of the boots I've been issued or bought have been sub-par in quality. Definitely not winners in the comfort department but just slide some gel insoles in there and you'll be just fine.