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Old 02-17-2013, 06:37 AM   #31
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Hawthornes which are the non-custom version of White's might be worth taking a look at.I love my White's packers. They just take a while to break in.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:44 AM   #32
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Be careful. Some Redwings are now Chinese.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:32 AM   #33
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I've wore these everyday for the last few years.

http://www.onlineshoes.com/mens-dunh...her-p_id153444



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Old 02-17-2013, 09:33 AM   #34
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Be careful. Some Redwings are now Chinese.

As are a lot of Justins and Tony Lamas. I just bought a pair of steel toe chinese Justins, after about 3 days something let loose between the sole and the foot and they startred popping when I walked. Took them back and replaced them with Tony Lama Chinese. Couldnt find a single steel toe made in the US at the boot shop
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:12 AM   #35
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Be careful. Some Redwings are now Chinese.
And the price says Made in USA. Screw that. Tired of being force fed Chinese crap. Some say there are different grades of "Made in China" but none seem to be able to direct me to where the top shelf stuff is sold.

I'm wearing a $300+ pair of Italian boots. They are 9 years old and on the second soles. Appear to have a sole or two left to go. Alas they're no longer made so when they're gone I'm going to buy Limmer for daily and woods wear.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #36
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I'll take a stab at this one. Once you have worn the Williams boots, you'll have no further thoughts of Blundstones.

YMMV, but I don't think so.
I was thinking along the same lines till I priced them. Ouch. I know you get what you pay for though, for sure.
I'm not hung up on buying something that's "made in the USA", but I would like to steer clear of China, etc. Made in OZ works for me though.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:28 AM   #37
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I was thinking along the same lines till I priced them. Ouch. I know you get what you pay for though, for sure.
I'm not hung up on buying something that's "made in the USA", but I would like to steer clear of China, etc. Made in OZ works for me though.
Lyle

I think maybe Redbacks and Rossi are both made in Oz.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:37 AM   #38
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I'll be checking out these for my next pair. http://thorogoodworkboots.com/

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Old 02-17-2013, 01:50 PM   #39
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OP doesn't mention if a steel toe is a must have. If you just want to walk a lot and need real comfort these glove leather lined boots could be the ticket to happiness:

http://www.lowaboots.com/catalog/ShowBoot.cfm?StockNum=2104120997&Category=6&Type=M
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:35 PM   #40
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OP doesn't mention if a steel toe is a must have. If you just want to walk a lot and need real comfort these glove leather lined boots could be the ticket to happiness:

http://www.lowaboots.com/catalog/ShowBoot.cfm?StockNum=2104120997&Category=6&Type=M
I also have a pair of these boots in the dark brown colour. The lining in the boots is awesome. They are a bit on the rigid side but if you are walking through uneven terrain, they do save your foot contorting to the ground. They are quite pricy up here in Canada but I found a sale at Wholesale Sports, and got them almost half price.

Also, regarding the Redback boots, they are Aussie made. I have a pair of them that I like almost as much as my Williams boots.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:51 PM   #41
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OP doesn't mention if a steel toe is a must have. If you just want to walk a lot and need real comfort these glove leather lined boots could be the ticket to happiness:

http://www.lowaboots.com/catalog/ShowBoot.cfm?StockNum=2104120997&Category=6&Type=M
No steel to needed. Those look nice and comfy but a bit too trail orientated for what I have in mind.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #42
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Don't know what your bank is, but Allen Edmonds had a few different chukkas (and other boots too). If list is too much, call up the outlet and see what they have.

Their cordovan dundee chukka is sweet, but definitely a bank breaker...
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:06 PM   #43
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The other Lowa choice with a glove leather lining:
http://www.lowaboots.com/catalog/ShowBoot.cfm?StockNum=2117800999&Category=8&Type=M

At 10" high they might be a bit too much boot.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:36 PM   #44
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Lowa boots are awesome. I'm in the second pair of their Renegade GTX



I also want to get a pair of Trekker



and I'm seriously thinking about to get a pair of Danner Mountain Light™ II. Does any of you have any experience with Danners?

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Old 02-18-2013, 05:55 AM   #45
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Be sure and try the Danners on, they were a little narrow for me (the American made ones). They are good boots, even the Chinese version is a good boot just that most of their Chinese ones cant be resoled, some can, most cant.
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