Recommend a WARM pair of work boots?

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Recommend a WARM pair of work boots?

Postby paparoach429 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:59 am

I need to find a nice warm pair of work boots in the next week or so. Does anybody here know of any 1000+ grams of thinsulate boots that you have personally tried and like under $150?


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Postby kcarter609 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:01 am

BLACKHAWK! Warrior Wear Black Ops Boots - BLACKHAWK!

I don't think these are insulated, and I'm not sure what you're going to use them for, but when I worked for a private ambulance company I wore these year round and they were the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. Plenty warm regardless of the weather. Just get several pairs of those Nike moisture wicking socks to go with the boots and you're set. My feet get cold easily due to sweating, but with those socks and this pair of boots, they rarely do. If they get cold, it's usually because I haven't been moving for more than 30 minutes... so I get up, walk around for about a minute, and they are plenty warm again for a long time.

Expensive but worth it, especially if you spend 12 hour shifts in them. I got mine for $95 instead of $180, so that was even better.

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Postby Vermonster » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:24 am

Personally I'd go with a pair of Sorel boots. I grew up in the ski industry so the average day for me involved a lot work outside. My feet always got cold and wet, and I trashed boots. I'd be lucky to get a season out of them. I also spent all day in boots because I never knew when I would need to jump on a snowmobile and rescue someone. Last year I got a pair of the Sorel Conquest boots. At only 400g Thinsulate Ultra they are still by far the warmest boots I've ever had. Best part is, they're waterproof all the way to the top, and I have personally tested that :P

Here's a link http://www.sorel.com/Men%27s-Conquest%E2%84%A2-Boot/NM1049,default,pd.html
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Postby paparoach429 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:09 pm

Last season I tried out my dads Bogs waterproof boots and they worked great. The only bad thing is that they are really big and dont look like work boots what so ever. Im a dockworker for FedEx Freight so Im outside my whole shift. I dont have to have steel toe boots but they have to look like work boots. I believe the ones my dad had were 1000 grams thinsulate but yesturday when I went shopping to look at boots very few of any brand of boots had the number of grams listed on the tag. l looked at a pair of the Sorel boots at Sports Authority and they seemed really nice but I dont know if they would pass off as work boots. lol

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Postby Vermonster » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:24 pm

IMHO "work boot" is a very vague term. You can always say Sorel's are work boots somewhere, lol.

Just as a side note 400g Thinsulate Ultra is better than 1000g Thinsulate. Baffin and Kamik also make nice boots.
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Postby Money card » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:16 pm

have you tried Timberland, Macys?

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Postby paparoach429 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:05 am

I asked today at work and they said all they need to be is slip resistant to be considered "work boots". Like i said I did like the Sorel ones that i looked at Sports Authority are really nice and i also like the Bogs pair that my dad has. I didnt know there was a difference with "thinsulate ultra" and regular "thinsulate".. The only pair of winter work boots I have experience with is the bogs brand though.

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Postby djrez4 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:24 am

If you need super-warm boots, The Clymb has Columbia Electric boots on sale right now.

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