Work Boots

  1. How Long Should Work Boots Last?

    How Long Should Work Boots Last?
    It's a valid question. After all, you should expect to replace work boots at certain intervals, just like you should expect to replace casual shoes, tires on your car or many other things that take wear over time.
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  2. What Are Packer Boots?

    What Are Packer Boots?

    Packer boots are an older style of work boot that dates to at least the 19th century, as they have features that are functional for people who rode on horseback. Granted, they still make fantastic work boots IF you find that they're suited for you.

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  3. Should My Work Boots Have A Raised Heel?

    Should My Work Boots Have A Raised Heel?
    The boot-heel design has actually evolved over hundreds of years. More than 500 years ago, Persians were wearing shoes with a raised heel, not unlike high heel shoes that women wear today. Why did they?
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  4. How Do I Break In Leather Work Boots?

    How Do I Break In Leather Work Boots?
    You invested in a pair of great leather work boots, and the sooner the process is commenced, the sooner they'll form to your feet and become the bespoke pair of footwear that you ordered in the first place.
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  5. When You Should Opt For Composite Toe Boots

    When You Should Opt For Composite Toe Boots
    If you work with heavy objects or equipment, including heavy objects or equipment that's hoisted overhead, steel toe boots are a must. Many employers will require steel toe boots, and some professions are mandated to do so by federal law.
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  6. How To Clean Work Boots

    How To Clean Work Boots
    Wondering how to clean work boots? At some point you will want to. After all, they can get caked with dirt, dust, oil, and other substances until you're told that they stay outside or you do with them on!
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  7. What Is A Shoe Welt And Why Does It Matter?

    What Is A Shoe Welt And Why Does It Matter?
    Put a little more simply, the welt is a layer of material - usually leather, rubber or nylon - that gets attached the part of the boot that your foot goes inside but also gets attached to the outsole that contacts the ground. Let us take a closer look...
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  8. Should I Consider Wedge Sole Work Boots?

    Should I Consider Wedge Sole Work Boots?
    Do you work on hard surfaces? Do you need the utmost of traction but don't need to worry about the self-cleaning, hard-grabbing properties of a lug sole? Do you spend most of your time on solid ground rather than mixed terrain?
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  9. Do Leather Work Boots Make Good Outdoor Or Hunting Boots?

    Do Leather Work Boots Make Good Outdoor Or Hunting Boots?

    A good sturdy pair of boots is great for general wear, on and off the job site. However, are leather work boots good for general outdoor use as well, such as being used as hunting boots or hiking boots? A good pair of boots, after all, can handle a lot more than typical footwear in terms of overall wear and tear.

    The short answer is that they'll work...but the truth is that they are not the best tool for the task. Custom work boots, especially those of a wildland firefighting boot or logger boot design, are designed and constructed to work well in the outdoors, but modern hunting boots have design elements that make them better-suited to those applications.

    How so? Well, let's dig into that a bit more.

    What Features Leather Work Boots Have

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  10. How Much Arch Support Do I Need?

    How Much Arch Support Do I Need?
    One of the most critical aspects of footwear - though there are others - is arch support. Without proper arch support, your feet will not be happy, you will not be happy, and you can even wind up with damage to your feet, ankles, knees and more.
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